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National Museum

  • Janpath and Rajpath Map It
  • Central Delhi

Updated 10/13/2014

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The facade of this grand building imitates Lutyens' Presidential Palace: a sandstone dome is supported by classical columns of brown sandstone on a red-sandstone base. When you enter, you'll see a 13th-century idol—from the Konark Sun Temple in Bhubaneswar—of Surya, the sun god, standing beneath the dome. Such a statue is emblematic of the National Museum's strength—it showcases ancient, mainly Hindu, sculptures. An entire room is dedicated to artifacts from the

Indus Valley Civilization, circa 2,700 BC; others display works from the Gandharan, Chandela, and Chola periods. Besides sculpture, also on exhibit are jewelry, painting, musical instruments, coins, carpets, and weapons, including Shah Jahan's sword. Be sure to pick up a brochure to help you navigate, and get the audio guide, included in ticket rates, which is also worth a listen.

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Sight Information

Address:

Janpath and Rajpath, India Gate, Delhi, 110001, India

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Phone:

11-2379–2775

Sight Details:

  • Rs. 300; camera fee Rs. 300
  • Tues.–Sun. 10–5

Updated 10/13/2014

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