Private Day Tour of Delhi's Unusual Museums with Lunch

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$110.00 USD
£86.26 GBP

About this Tour

This full day private tour visits several museums in Delhi with unusual collections encompassing vintage trains, dolls, handicraft items and even toilets and their history over the millenia. During the tour you will use different modes of transportation including Tuk-Tuk, cycle rickshaw and the local Metro to get from one museum to the next.

Highlights

  • Sulabh International Museum
  • National Rail Museum
  • Crafts Museum
  • Dolls Museum

You will be picked up at your hotel in a private, air conditioned vehicle.

Your first stop will be at the Sulabh International Museum. This museum has a rare collection of facts, pictures and objects that trace the evolution of toilets from as long as 2500 BC to the present day. Established in 1992, the museum has exhibits from around 50 countries. It traces the evolution of toilets, social habits and etiquettes over the ages.

Next stop is at the National Rail Museum. It displays objects spanning 163 years of Indian railway history. From rare steam engines to diesel and electric locomotives, the museum also has several coaches of the various royal families of India.

From the Rail Museum drive over to the Crafts Museum. Built in the form of an Indian village, the museum complex houses mud huts with painted walls and thatched roofs, village shrines, terracotta horses and other artifacts from Indian villages. To add to the authenticity of the scene, you will also see craftsmen at work and potters at their wheel. The museum contains a vast collection of jewels, metal forms, basketry, textiles, terracotta and glazed pottery, wood, stone and ivory carving, toys, puppets, masks and papier mache and folk painting. It is a great place to see the rich and diverse arts and crafts of India all under one roof.

Take a pause for lunch in a local restaurant (included).

After lunch the last stop for the day is the Dolls Museum. Founded by K. Shankar Pillai, a political cartoonist, the museum has 6000 dolls from 85 countries on display. The India section has 500 dolls dressed in costumes from all over India.

At the conclusion of your tour you will be taken to your hotel in your private transport.

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