Museums Tour in Delhi, Part II, Delhi

India's numerous museums are very interesting attractions reflecting the ancient history and lifestyle in the past. Famous museums preserved rich heritage of the Indian culture, phenomena and facts. An extended range of the displayed collections witness recording of interesting events and relate to various stages in the history of this delightful country. Do not miss to visit these unique attractions!
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Museums Tour in Delhi, Part II Map

Guide Name: Museums Tour in Delhi, Part II
Guide Location: India » Delhi (See other walking tours in Delhi)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.1 km
Author: victoria
Ghalib Museum & Library

1) Ghalib Museum & Library

Ghalib museum and library is located just opposite the famous Dargah of Nizamuddin Auliya in New Delhi. This museum was established in 1969. Dr. Zakir Hussain, the then President of India inaugurated the museum to commemorate the noble poet of the Mughal court –Mirza Ghalib. In the top floor of the museum, you can find photographs and paintings of famous poets like Zaug, a great poet in the court of Bahadur Shah, Mohammed Hussain Azad and Abdur Rehman Chugtai. You can also find a statue of Ghalib and portraits depicting various phases of his life. The museum also has on display rare manuscripts of Ain-i-Akbari written by Abul Fazl and manuscripts of Daro Shikoh, the elder son of Shah Jahan.

Do not miss the ornamental specimens of calligraphy, coin collection, 18th century stamps and Kufic script on your tour here. You can find clothes used by Ghalib, his walking stick and his chessboard made of cloth and wooden pieces. Paintings and carvings of modern artists describing the verses of Ghalib are also showcased at the museum. The library contains an extensive collection of Ghalib’s writings and a variety of materials that help those who wish to research on the great poet. Ghalib museum and library organizes lectures and talks on a regular basis. The museum is open from Monday to Saturday.

Operation Hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm
National Police Museum

2) National Police Museum

National Police Museum is one of the must visit places in Delhi. It is located in the CGO Complex in the CBI Headquarters on Lodhi Road. This museum was established in 1991, with an aim to help people understand how the Indian police work.

Here you will find rare snaps, confiscated items, forgery records, seized articles and certain fascinating items that helped police capture criminals. The museum gives you a glimpse of how the police collect minute details of the criminals. It also educates you on how they use the latest technologies to prevent crime and identify criminals. You will learn all about how the finger print bureau and forensic department operate.

National Police Museum displays samples of historic FIR, arms and ammunitions. It also showcases certain advanced scientific aids used by the police department. The challenges faced by the police in today’s technology driven world are explained through visual aids. The museum takes visitors on an exciting and interesting journey to the world of adventure. Visiting this museum will help increase your knowledge about the duties, responsibilities and problems faced by the police during the course of their work.

Operation hours: all weekdays between 10.30 am - 4.30 pm.
Gandhi Smriti Museum

3) Gandhi Smriti Museum (must see)

Gandhi Smriti is the location where Mahatma Gandhi spent the last 144 days of his life and was assassinated on 30 January 1948. Originally the house of the Indian business tycoons, the Birla family, it is now also home to the Eternal Gandhi Multimedia Museum, which was established in 2005.

After protracted and tough negotiations, the 12-bedroom house was acquired by the Government of India in 1971 and opened for the public two years later, renamed the Gandhi Smriti (or 'Gandhi Remembrance'). The museum in the building houses a number of articles associated with Gandhi's life and death, as well as murals showing scenes from the great man's life. Visitors can tour the building and grounds, viewing the preserved room where Gandhi lived and the place on the grounds where he was shot while holding his nightly public walk. Gandhi was shot during his prayers at the place where Martyr's Column now stands.

Why You Should Visit:
Both the house and the grounds have a wonderful gentle feel about them and the overall experience feels respectful rather than tacky.
The assassination site is iconic, and you really feel you are in a place where important history happened.

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sun: 10am-5pm
Free admission
Sight description based on wikipedia
National Museum of Delhi

4) National Museum of Delhi (must see)

The National Museum is the second largest museum in Delhi. Brainchild of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the museum was inaugurated by Sri R.C. Rajagopalachari, the first Governor General of Independent India in 1949. Here you will find thousands of exquisite artworks that depict Indian cultural heritage. These art pieces were collected from all over India and across the globe.

The museum contains a great collection of rare coins, costumes, jewelry, terracotta sculptures, statues made of bronze and copper, manuscripts and weapons. You will also find a range of artifacts dating back to the Mauryan Empire, Chola dynasty, Bahmani and Vijaynagar kingdoms. The weapons, costumes and murals of tribal communities can also be found here.

The National Museum comprises of a gallery dedicated to the Indus valley Civilization. Here you can find numerous items excavated from Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro such as seals and tablets. You will gain an in-depth knowledge on the unique town planning methods adopted in these cities. The sculpture of a dancing girl found in the ruins of Mohenjo-Daro is the highlight of this museum.

Do not miss the original copy of Gita Govindha and Baghwath Gita in golden alphabet displayed here. At this museum, you can also find musical instruments invented by the famous poet and musician Amir Khusru.
Sight description based on wikipedia
National Philatelic Museum

5) National Philatelic Museum

Located at Dak Bhavan in Parliament Street, New Delhi, National Philatelic museum is an important place to visit. The museum has a great collection of rare stamps from the pre and post independence periods. Here you can find on display the first ever stamp issued in India in 1854.

National Philatelic museum is rightly called the philatelist’s paradise. Browse through the collections and you will gain a deep insight into the philatelic heritage of India. This museum has on display all stamps issued by the Indian Government. It also has a collection of stamps from other countries apart from special cancellation stamps and first day covers. At this museum, you will find a counter where stamps from across the world are sold. Visitors are given a glimpse of the services and facilities offered by the Indian Postal Department. The museum does not charge any entry fee. You are not allowed to take photographs and videos of the display, unless you have permission from the museum authorities. You can reach this place conveniently by bus, taxi or auto rickshaw. There are plenty of other tourist attractions close to the museum such as Hanuman Mandir, Rashtrapathi Bhavan and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

Operation hours: all working days 10 am - 5 pm.

Walking Tours in Delhi, India

Create Your Own Walk in Delhi

Create Your Own Walk in Delhi

Creating your own self-guided walk in Delhi is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Chandni Chowk Walking Tour, Delhi

Chandni Chowk Walking Tour, Delhi

Chandni Chowk is probably one of the most famous areas in Delhi. It is located in Old Delhi and offers everything from architecture, religious buildings, museums and galleries, and famous restaurants and shops. Take this walking tour to discover the most famous tourist attractions in Chandni Chowk.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Museums Tour in Delhi, Part I

Museums Tour in Delhi, Part I

Indian museums preserve the cultural heritage of the country and are visited by people from all over the world. They are like cultural gateways and precious warehouses, stocking treasures and antiques and various historical objects. Take the following tour to discover the most celebrated attractions and have a memorable experience!

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.1 km
A Unique Shopping Experience in Delhi

A Unique Shopping Experience in Delhi

Delhi is a very important trading centers with plenty of bazaars and shops selling all kinds of things. Carpets, jewelry, saris, beautiful handicrafts, cloth and shoes at good prices are sold all over the place. Traditional goods are available here too: spices, saris, ceramics, accessories, bags, dresses for women manufactured from silks. Take the following tour to enjoy shopping at the following attractions.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 km
New Delhi Walking Tour

New Delhi Walking Tour

New Delhi is India's capital and one the most famous tourist destinations in the country. There are some amazing temples and mosques, unique parks and gardens, and spectacular museums to be visited in this city. This walking tour will lead you to some of the most famous tourist attractions in New Delhi.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.4 km
Places of Worship Self-guided Tour in Delhi

Places of Worship Self-guided Tour in Delhi

Delhi has plenty of magnificent religious sights done in various architectural styles. The beautiful architecture reveals the intensity of religious experience of centuries gone by. The erected temples and mosques are engraved with inscriptions, on marble and stone, that bear testimony to their holy character. Visit the most famous mosques and temples in Delhi in the next self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 10.4 km

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Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Delhi, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.