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Delhi's Attractions (Museums in Delhi)

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A list of Museums:
Crafts Museum
The Crafts Museum is situated at Pragati Maidan and is a great place to visit as it displays India's rich tradition of handicrafts. The museum is a charming oasis in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Delhi. Authentic mud huts with painted walls and thatched roofs, courtyards, terracotta horses recreating village shrines, craftsmen at work are some of the elements that add to the rural ambience of the place.

Gandhi Museum
Located Opposite Raj Ghat, Ring Road, Delhi this museum is dedicated to the Father of the Nation and contains some of his personal belongings. There are five pavilions one can go through that comprise of sculpture, photographs and paintings of Gandhiji and the history of the Satyagraha movement as well as the philosophy of 'ahinsa' (non-violence).

Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum
Located at No. 1, Safderjang Road this museum too has a collection of memorabilia of Mahatma Gandhi, including an exhibition of dolls, shown important landmarks in Gandhiji's life, books and cassettes.

National Museum
The building on the corner of Janpath and Maulana Azad Road, in New Delhi, is the premier museum in the India. The museum today has in its possession over 2,00,000 works of exquisite art, both of Indian and Foreign origin covering more than 5,000 years of our cultural heritage. Its rich holdings of various creative traditions and disciplines which represents a unity amidst diversity, an unmatched blend of the past with the present and strong perspective for the future, brings history to life.

National Museum Of Natural History
Located at the FICCI Building, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi the National Museum of Natural History is a subordinate office of the Ministry of Environment & Forests. The basic aim of this museum is to promote environmental education and create environmental awareness among the people through various in-house and outreach activities. The Museum has various exhibit galleries, a Bio-Science Computer Room, an Activity Room and a Mobile Museum, which are used for promoting environmental awareness among different target groups.

National Philatelic Museum
Located at the Dak Bhawan, Sardar Patel Chowk, Sansad Marg the museum houses rare stamps, first day covers & special cancellations.

National Rail Museum
Located at Shanti Path, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi the museum houses a collection of locomotives and carriages and is a must for rail buffs.

Nehru Museum & Planetarium
Located at the Teen Murti Bhavan, Teen Murti Marg, New Delhi the residence of Late Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India was converted into a museum after his death. The museum is a fascinating place to learn about the history of the Independence Movement. There are several photographs of the erstwhile Prime Minister, giving an account of his life. Besides this, the colonial building is also equally interesting, with its teak paneled rooms with high ceilings, spacious verandas and well kept gardens.

The National Gallery Of Modern Art
Located at Jaipur House, India Gate, Near Delhi High Court the museum houses an art reference library which has a vast collection of books. A collection of best contemporary art reproductions are on sale at the counter.

Shopping Centers of Delhi
Central Cottage Industries Emporium (is on Janpath and is highly recommended)

Connaught Place (is the geographical heart of New Delhi)

Chandni Chowk (located opposite the Red Fort this shopping area is very congested)

Crescent Mall (is growing to become the city's newest fashion hub and is located on the Mehrauli -Gurgaon Road opposite the Qutab Minar)

Dilli Haat (a crafts bazaar located in Central Delhi)

Greater Kailash (M Block and N Block Markets)

Hauz Khas Village

Santusthi complex (situated right next to the Race Course Road residence of Indian Prime Minister is also highly recommended)

Shopping Malls at Saket (world-class malls include Square 1 & Select City Walk)

State Emporiums (located at on Baba Kharak Singh Marg - adjoining Connaught Place)

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