Saturday, February 10, 2018

National Rail Museum, New Delhi



      As a parent traveler or mother traveler, I often look for places that my kids can enjoy as well. My son has a great fascination for locomotives. There is a significant part of parenting is you can revisit or relieved your favorite things with your kids. This time during our visit in India we visited National Rail Musem. Nested in Chanakyapuri very conveniently with the rich 163 years history and heritage, the National Rail Musem has a beautiful history and heritage. 





    The museum opened on 1st February 1971 has more than ten acres of land and emphasizes on Indian rail heritage. It has both indoor and outdoor exhibits.  The list of display includes the "Fairy Queen" steam locomotive, it is the oldest working steam locomotive and is also featured in Guinness book of world records, "John Morris Fire engine", it is the only solid rubber tire working vehicle, Saloon of Prince of Wales, Patiala state monorail trainways , Saloon of Maharaja of Indore, Saloon of Maharaja of Mysore, Electric locomotive 4502, Electric locomotive Sir Roger Lumley, etc.

Miniature Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station

                                                     Miniature Lotus Temple

Miniature Delhi Rail Station 

        A good thing about the museum is that the entry fees is a very minimal amount, 50 Rupees(0.8 US dollars) for weekdays and 100 rupees (1.2 US dollars) for the weekend in Indian currency. It was a  lovely atmosphere we spotted several school student, or kids visiting the museum, my son was excited to see them. The museum does not limit to school visits, also offers summer camps, seminar etc. for any age group We took the "Joy Train" ride; the train took us through the entire premise between all outdoor exhibits. A display of miniature signature rail stations of India was one of the thrilling parts. Like India's every state has its own culture and color, so does India's every railway station and this exhibit tries to portrait it too, Connor to Nilgiri and Darjeeling to Bikaner. It was a great feeling experience the yesteryears of India's royal state's regal and rich vintage coaches.  Museum also offers activities like diesel and steam engine simulators and 3D coach ride etc.

                                                        Rail Heritage Restaurant

      The museum focuses on little one's entertainment with a small play area with tabletops made like chess boards etc. There is a lovely cafe in the museum convenient to eat if you have little children as it is located inside the museum.

    

        We had a memorable few hours spent in the museum with joy train ride and seeing some priceless exhibits and experience the joy of peeking through the history and heritage of Indian rail. I visited with my son, he had a great time and I was equally pleased too. Without any age barrier, anybody can experience the joy of yesteryear India's rich rail heritage.


24 comments:

  1. I have been to New Delhi years ago and many of the pictures above have been familiar to me. It is great to see some of the iconic landmark in a miniature form, such as the lotus temple. I would love to visit this place!

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  2. I bet you all had a fun time, sometimes you can't beat a good museum. This one looks really interesting and I love the look of the miniature buildings, so cute and detailed!

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  3. I love museums! I was at the museum of natural sciences in london today! so much fun! this one looks so nice too

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  4. New Delhi has been on my travel list! Really cool you got to check out this museum :)

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  5. India's railway heritage certainly is incredibly rich! So lovely to hear that your son enjoys locomotives, this must have been the best day out for him!

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  6. I love a good railway museum and this one looks fab. New Delhi would be an amazing place to visit x

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  7. This museum looks like great fun for all the family. I find trains and railways fascinating too, it looks like a great day out

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  8. Love model trains, we have a few places here in PA that cater to model train setups and they change out with the season/holidays. It's such a great way to teach young children the importance of train heritage.

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  9. I've never been to New Delhi, but it looks like a great place to visit. Add a train to the mix and that sounds like a great day of fun!

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  10. Wow! That's a great tip. Since India is definitely on our family bucket list, will have to incorporate this awesome place into the itinerary :)

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  11. I agree it's a great place to visit with kids. We went with our children when we went to meet our son, who was adopted from India.
    I included this destination in my guide "Delhi with kids" <3 loved it!

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  12. I'm fond of trains! As a child, it was my dream to get a set of little electric train set. Oh, unfulfilled dreams XD
    I love the miniatures, too! We have something similar in my home town and the little buildings are so incresibly detailed!

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  13. I've never heard of this place but looking it kinda remind me of 2 things... Harry Potter (because of the railway) and Lego land... where many of the models are nicely set up!

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  14. Nice post! Thanks for sharing!! ☺

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  15. I always wanted to go back in New Delhi such a beautiful place to visit and this National Rail Museum looks so much fun to visit with family and kids.

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  16. This sounds amazing, this museum has been on my list when I was in New Delhi last time but couldn't make it as I got sick. Nice to see your pictures and that you enjoyed visiting it.

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  17. Great post! I love discovering new places.

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  18. The national rail museum.... awesome! My son loves trains. Will be looking for something like this near me!

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  19. This museum really looks so interesting and I love the look of the miniature buildings. I would love to visit it!

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  20. Lovely place with history and just right for the kids to learn and also have fun with mama.

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  21. Very interesting and nice museum. I like your photos. I am sure you has a great time with your son.

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  22. What a great experience! I know you had an awesome time with your son!

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