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National Museum (Delhi), New Delhi

The National Museum houses an important collection of varied artifacts that highlight the eventful history and varied culture of India.

The National Museum houses an important collection of varied artifacts that highlight the eventful history and varied culture of India. The layout here is labyrinthine, but the collection ranging from archeological and anthropological artifacts to paintings and decorative arts is unparalleled and contains some true masterpieces. The museum houses 200,000 works of art, from intricate miniature paintings to silk banners and gold overlaid Thanjavur paintings.

The ground floor has archaeological finds from the Bronze Age Harappan Civilization that existed 5000 years ago, and art from the Maurya, Sunga, Satavahana, Kushana, Gupta and late medieval eras, coins and decorative arts. The first floor showcases ancient manuscripts, Central Asian antiquities, and Alamkara - tracing the evolving styles of jewelry from the Indus Valley Civilization to the present day. The second floor displays costumes, wood carvings, musical intruments, anthropological exhibits, Pre-Columbian and Western arts, arms and armour.

Highlights of the museum include the bronze figurine of the Dancing Girl from Mohenjodaro, terracotta Mother Goddess, Rakhigarhi skeleton, Buddhist rock carvings from Bharhut,Gupta era reliefs depicting scenes from the Ramayana and Mahabharata, jewel-studded throne of the King of Varanasi, antique Indian game-sets, miniature painting of Marriage procession of Dara Shikoh, Gupta era gold coins, Gandhara-era stone statue of Standing Buddha with Greek hair and a Roman toga, and a 5-tiered octagonal wooden chariot dedicated to Lord Vishnu parked near the museum entrance.


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About National Museum (Delhi)

 Rajpath Crossing, Janpath, New Delhi, DL,110001, India

 +91 11 2379 2775

 www.nationalmuseumindia.gov.in

National Museum (Delhi) and Nearby Sights on Map

Rajpath

Rajpath is the main route of the annual Republic Day parade that leads from the Rashtrapati Bhavan (President's Residence) to India Gate, with many grassy lawns along the way

Janpath

Janpath is a bargain-hunter's dream and just a two minute walk from Connaught place

Jantar Mantar (Delhi)

Jantar Mantar is one of five astronomical observatories commissioned by Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur during the 18th century, the others being at Jaipur, Varanasi, Mathura and Ujjain

National Gallery Of Modern Art

Known to be Delhi’s flagship art gallery, this place displays a distinguished collection which includes:

  • Paintings, from colonial-era landscapes and ‘Company Paintings,’ created by Indian artists to suit their new British rulers
  • Primitive-inspired artworks of Nobel Prize–winner Rabindranath Tagore

    India Gate

    The India Gate is a monumental arch been built as a memorial for the Indian soldiers who died in World War I

Khan Market

Khan Market is where the foreign diplomats and Tibetan lamas go for lunch and to shop for pet supplies, groceries (great choice of vegetables), clothes, houseware, furnishing, jewelry andaccessories, and books (many bookshops)

Parliament House

The Parliament House is the seat of Queensland's Legislative Assembly

Palika Bazaar, Connaught Place

Palika Bazaar is a large underground market in the center of Connaught Place

Cottage Emporium

Cottage Emporium, located near Connaught Place, is the main government-run location for selling handicrafts from all over the country

Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib

The Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib is an 18th century Sikh house of worship where the 9th Guru Teg Bahadur was cremated after his execution on the orders of Emperor Aurangzeb