Whether you are a history buff or love to explore the culture of the city, museums are the best place to meet all your requirements. You can transport back to history and get a vision of living life with the Rajas and Maharajas. Moreover, museums have the answer to all your whys, wheres and hows that you might have regarding a city’s origin or the significance of a particular place. Undoubtedly, it is the best place to cherish the history and the historical masterpieces and compliment the gradual metamorphosis of a city during these explorations.
Hotels in Delhi page on Intermiles
I love exploring museums and whenever I get a vacation, I look for new cities to explore its museums and quench my desire for learning something new about a certain place. Museums give me a great insight into the local culture of a place and also provide me a shortcut to travel back in time and witness the old version of a particular city. So, that being my main motive, I visited Delhi on my last vacation and made a booking to the Maidens hotel from the wide range of Delhi hotels available on Intermiles and booked a stay for 2 days. Since I had some official work to finish as well, I completed them on the first day and on the second day went to visit the following places as suggested by the locals.
Explored the cultural heritage of the place at National Museum
After having the complimentary breakfast at the Maidens hotels, my first target was the National Museum of India. Renownedly acclaimed as the largest museum in Delhi, this is one of the best places where you can explore the works of Indian art to your heart’s content. Moreover, you will be surprised to know that it covers 5000 years of rich cultural heritage in its books, paintings and other incredible pieces. But what fascinated me the most was the fact that the museum was divided into several departments and each had something new to keep me interested throughout. I came here around 10 am and took an hour to explore the place at my own place. Truly, I had the best experience here.
Witnessed the traditional and modern artworks at the National Gallery of Modern Art
I reached the National Gallery of Modern Art at around 11.30 am and was quite surprised to see the place so less crowded. Soon, I learned that the place opens at 11 am and the crowd builds up mainly in the afternoon. I thanked myself to have decided to visit this place early as I could explore without any disturbances and chaos. As soon as I stepped in, I was charmed by the interiors of the museum. If you are a budding artist, you will surely fall in love with the interiors, if not anything else. The gallery exhibits some of the best specimens of traditional and modern art created with absolute finesse by the top artists of the country. Although you can visit here any day, if you want to take part on their special exhibition days, then make note of the dates and arrive during that time.
Appreciated the craftswork at the National Handicrafts and Handloom Museum
By now I was quite fascinated by what I have already seen and was thrilled for the next part of the journey. I ate some local food for lunch at the nearby stalls at the National Gallery of Modern Art and then went to visit the National Handicrafts and Handloom Museum around 2 pm. If you love crafts, then the National Handicrafts and Handloom Museum is the place to be. Known as the largest crafts museum in Delhi, this museum boasts over 35000 distinctive and rare craft pieces, each depicting splendid craftsmanship and skills of the Indian craftsmen. Here, you can stroll by the place and appreciate the textile, embroidery, clay work, stone work, paintings, etc. and also develop your craft skill in the process. However, try to come here early as the museum gets closed by 5 pm.
Watched the Indian dolls at Shankar’s International Doll Museum
It was 4 pm by the time we left and our next spot was Shankar’s International Doll Museum. As you can easily guess by the game, it showcases different types of dolls on its premises. This is one of the most unique museums in Delhi for it houses 6000 dolls from 85 different countries. Besides, it also has a section that features a collection of 500 Indian dolls, all decked up with ethnic clothes. This museum was like the cherry on the cake for my trip. I never thought I would get to see something so different in the museums of Delhi. It was totally worth my time and visit.
With this, my museum exploration in Delhi came to an end and I went back to the hotel to start packing for my way back home on the next day. I must say, I enjoyed the trip and would definitely recommend you to explore these museums if you love exploring the history of the place. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.