National Rail Museum, Delhi

by - 8/29/2017

Delhi is one such city where you can manage to do something new everyday. I mean even if you have lived in the city for 20 years, it never ceases to surprise you! We have covered almost every piece of historical monument in Delhi. I would say almost as there are still a few more spots to explore. But apart from from monuments there are hundreds of museums and other places of entertainment. And I have not even started on the hundreds of happening places to eat and drink that are already here and mushrooming up everyday.
Among the myriads of museums that are in Delhi, the one that used to fascinate me the most yet was unexplored was the National Rail Museum. Established in 1977, this place is a shining example of our 163 years of rich experience in the field of Railways. After our daughter was born, we deliberately did not go here as we thought that we all would go when she would be old enough to understand. Well last Sunday, we planned an impromptu visit to this place. The moment we arrived there, our daughter was more excited than us!
The entry prices are pretty steep (as per Indian standards). I mean we did not bat an eyelid when we had to pay 12 Euros for visiting the Acropolis. But when it comes to paying tickets in India, we become misers.
For adults its 100 INR on weekends and public holidays and 50 INR on weekdays. There is a joytrain whose tickets you have to buy separately..150 INR. The museum is closed on Mondays. Its spread over an area of 10 acres so if you want you can spend as much time as possible.
The museum is located in Shanti Path, Chanakyapuri (the best part of Delhi according to me) It has both indoor and outdoor exhibits; so if the Delhi sun is not for you, you can remain inside the airconditioned indoor exhibits! The indoor museum traces the journey of railways through models and simulators. There is also a huge working model of Miniature India which is very interesting. Its really so fascinating to see hundreds of models of engines and coaches, the process of laying rails, boring tunnels, etc. There is a quiz section too but our favourite was an interactive game which asks you to trace rail journeys on the Indian map. Our daughter was too sad that she could not be a part of that game!
The outdoor exhibits include historical engines, coaches, electric, diesel and steam locomotives and simulators. The Joy Train gives you a ride across the entire place on its wheels. We would have definitely loved to spend an hour more there but my husband had a cricket match to play in the evening. Hence we had to return early. It was one hot afternoon but definitely very eventful. I think I should have worn one of my summer dresses but I am actually head over heels in love with this neon body con dress from Rosegal! Apply Surprise code: RGEN on checkout to avail additional discounts on shopping from

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  1. This looks like a fun place. Entry fees is also reasonable. And as usual such wonderful clicks.

  2. Sounds and looks like so much fun! I love your dress and its beautiful vibrant colours!

  3. Interesting museum, I love old train

  4. That's not pricey at all, by any standards ☺️

    Sure a wonderful place to visit. After all, you are looking at the history of one of the largest employers in the world.

  5. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures and info. I am really into history and i was hoping to visit here next holidays.