9 Astounding Museums and Parks in Delhi to Explore




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Thinking to skip those loud parties in night clubs and chaos at monuments? Well, this list of Delhi museums and parks will definitely give you some great ideas to enjoy your holidays in a different manner.

Immerse into solitude, knowledge and nature's beauty; we have pulled down the list for some best museums in Delhi along with a list of some parks. Below is all the consolidated information about them, which you need to know before going there. Check it out!

Top 9 Museums and Parks in Delhi



1. National War Memorial


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Rating: 4.8 (based on 5750 google reviews)

The National War Memorial will find its place in every patriot's bucket list. It is the first war memorial to be built by the government of India. It was built to recognise the martyrdom of over 25,000 soldiers, who have lost their lives since independence. The name of every such soldier has been inscribed in the monument. The monument houses 6 bronze murals portraying the battles.

Nearest Metro Station: India Gate
Entry ticket: Free entry
Location: C - Hexagon, India Gate, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 1 hour
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 09:00 AM-07:00 PM

2. National Museum


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Rating: 4.6 (based on 10340 google reviews)

Whether you are a fan of historical artefacts or not, your hidden historian wouldn't be gratified if you miss to explore this magnificent museum in New Delhi. It is one of the largest museums in India, holding a collection of over 200,000 artworks. The Harappan Gallery, Kushana Gallery, and Central Asian Gallery are the major attractions.

Covering relics from over 5,000 years, this place must top your travel bucket list. A 75 mins long, audio tour of the museum, available to guide the visitors is a highlight here. You may end your tour by chilling at the Museum Canteen.

Nearest Metro Station: Udyog Bhawan
Entry Ticket: Rs 20 (for Indians) and Rs 650 (for Foreigners)
Location: National Museum, Janpath, New Delhi, India
Closed on: Monday
Average time spent: 2 hours
Timing: Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00 AM-05:00 PM

3. India Habitat Centre


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Rating: 4.6 (based on 36158 google reviews)

While on your tour in Delhi, this convention centre can be the best spot for your spontaneous day plans. The building is multipurpose and comprises of Stein Auditorium, Library, All American Diner, Lotus Pond, Amphitheatre and Visual Art Gallery. It is a mixture of exhibitions, events and workspaces.

The place offers you a great ambience to hang out and enjoy. Enjoy the talk shows, theatre and music. Visiting this place would definitely be worth your time.

Nearest Metro Station: JLN Stadium
Entry Ticket: Free entry
Location: Lodhi Road Near Airforce Bal Bharati School, Lodhi Rd, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
Closed on: Monday
Average time spent: 2 hours
Timing: Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00 AM-08:00 PM

4. Lodhi Garden


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Rating: 4.5 (based on 28727 google reviews)

Lodhi Garden is one of the oldest gardens in Delhi that stands as a perfect place for you to relax while letting you admire the beauty of nature around you. The place has tombs of the Sayyid and Lodhi rulers. That's what makes it different from the other usual lawn spaces.

Visiting the place early in the morning will rejuvenate your spirit and body. The place's beauty and greenery are well maintained, so you can give a shot to your photography skills. Also, the Garden is near Khan Market, which can be your next spot after lazing around in the park.

Nearest Metro Station: JLN Stadium
Entry ticket: Free entry
Location: Lodhi Rd, Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 2 hours
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 06:00 AM-08:00 PM

5. National Rail Museum


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Rating: 4.4 (based on 17565 google reviews)

With railways being India's chief mode of transport, the National Rail Museum showcases India's legacy of rails and trains. From engaging yourself in watching the rarest rail artefacts and oldest steam engines to experiencing virtual rides and 3D simulators, visiting this place will fill you with absolute contentment.

Enjoy filling up your tummy at the 'Rails Restaurant'. Don't forget to get clicked with some of the most vintage and royal locomotives, you won't find anywhere else.

Nearest Metro Station: Sir M Vishweshwaraiah Moti Bagh
Entry Ticket: Rs 50 (on weekdays) and Rs 100 (on weekends and Govt. holiday)
Location: National Rail Museum, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021, India
Closed on: Monday
Average time spent: 3 hours
Timing: Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00 AM-05:00 PM

6. Shankar’s International Dolls Museum


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Rating: 4.2 (based on 4413 google reviews)

If you are still not over with your childhood fantasies, this Dolls Museum would then be the best place to visit in Delhi. Step into the building and make the little kid inside you brim with joy.

The museum holds a collection of dolls from a number of foreign countries. Keshav Shankar Pillai, a famous political caricaturist collected dolls gifted to him by ambassadors and the countries he used to visit. The museum also boasts a collection of dolls which is over 2 centuries old.

Nearest Metro Station: Sikanderpur
Entry Ticket: Rs 15 (for adults) and Rs 5 (for child)
Location: Shankar’s International Dolls Museum, ITO, 4, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Beside Central Bank, Nehru House, New Delhi, Delhi 110002, India
Closed on: Monday
Average time spent: 2 hours
Timing: Tuesday-Sunday: 09:00 AM-05:00 PM

7. Nehru Planetarium


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Rating: 4.2 (based on 1017 google reviews)

For those who are fans of science and astronomy, there can't be a better place than Nehru Planetarium to please their geeky side. The dome-shaped building comprises an art gallery, library, cultural centre and restaurant. Each of them displaying celestial information, will satisfy you geeky curious soul.

The major attraction here is the 'Tramandal Show' which makes you delve into the cosmos, and watch the universe being put on display, right above your head, while you lie down in your recliners. A show is casted on the huge dome-shaped ceiling, lit up from inside. Within the theatre the galaxies, black holes, stars and constellations suddenly come to life, moving and glowing and explaining their story.

If you love space science & all things celestial, then you ought to visit this amazing place.

Nearest Metro Station: Lok Kalyan Marg
Entry Ticket: Rs 50 (for adults), Rs 30 (for children under 14 years age) and Rs 20 (for school students)
Location: Teen Murti House, Teen Murti Marg, New Delhi, Delhi 110011, India
Closed on: Monday
Average time spent: 2 hours
Timing: Tuesday-Sunday: 11:30 AM-05:30 PM

8. Garden of Five senses


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Rating: 4.1 (based on 17272 google reviews)

Garden of five senses is a project that was executed by Delhi Tourism Transportation Development Corporation. The place offers a social space to the public, who can use it in leisure time. It enshrines a beautiful ambience which can soothe anyone's soul.

The garden with spiral walkways is divided into two areas; Khas Bagh and the shopping & food court. The Khas Bagh has a slight resemblance with Mughal Garden. You can hear some water cascades, smell a variety of flowers, see a lit-up fountain tree and give your taste buds a treat at the food court. As the name suggests, the place surely stimulates all your five senses.

After doing all exploration, if hunger kicks, head straight to Gate-1 and grab some fancy meal at Fio Country Kitchen and Bar. Else, you can also head to Champa Gali nad have some fast food at Pho King, Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters, Rose Cafe or Jugmug Thela.

Nearest Metro Station: Qutub Minar Metro Station
Entry Ticket: Rs 35 (for adults) and Rs 15 (for children and senior citizens)
Location: Westend Marg, Saidulajab, Saiyad ul Ajaib, Saket, New Delhi, Delhi 110030, India
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 1 hour
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 09:00 AM-07:00 PM

9. Damdama Lake


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Rating: 3.4 (based on 1101 google reviews)

This Lake is situated in the outskirts of Delhi, at an hour-long drive away from New Delhi, off the Gurugram-Alwar road. The lake was booked by the British government in 1947, for the purpose of rainwater harvesting. Today, the lake houses over 190 breeds of birds, both migratory and native. The lake is spread over 3000 acres of land and is encompassed by beautiful Aravali Hills. The place is best suited to having picnics and road trips.

Entry Ticket: Rs 750 (for Water Park) and Rs 650 (for Picnic)
Location: Haryana, 122102, India
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 1 hour
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 09:30 AM-06:00 PM

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