National Rail Museum is located In Chanakya Puri.
It is unique in its collection of rail engines and locomotives. India was among
the countries which had railway lines since 19th century. The locomotives in the
museums are displayed in open. But they also have a small in house museum which
gives the details of the progress and development in the history of railway in
Located on Janpath, National museum is one of the treasure houses of the our
glorious past. The museum has a large collection of excavated items many of
which date back to 2nd and 3rd century B.C. The museum has separate section for
the Harrapa (Indus valley civilisation) collection. Recently the museum added a
very interesting section of Jewellery collection. Apart from the regular
sections the museum has regular exhibition on different themes. Information
about any such exhibition can be obtained from the museum itself or from the
tourist offices. A daily film show is organised in the auditorium of the museum
and it is closed on Monday.
Museum & Planetorium
Teen Murti house was the residence of India's first Prime minister Pt.
Jawaharlal Nehru. After his death the house was converted into a memorial. The
Nehru memorial has a collection of gifts and many other items which he
possessed. Nehru Planetorium is within the compound of Teen Murti. This
planetorium gives a overview of the Indian Space program. There are daily film
shows which are screened in a specially designed auditorium. These films are
meant to give information about the Universe or any other topic related to that.
The Capsule in which Rakesh Sharma went into space is also kept here.