A trip to Delhi would amount to much less if The National Museum were not on your itinerary. Built in 1960, this repository stores an endless and spectacular collection of Indian antiquities. The collection is truly fantastic and extraordinary; there are treasures from pre-historic times and from the time of the birth of Indian civilization. Priceless pieces of art and sculptures from the Indus Valley civilization, can also be found here. That's not all, the museum houses rare miniatures, Buddhist and Jain relics and an extensive collection of artifacts from the Chola Era. If you are interested in decorative arts; this museum exhibits those too.
Located in a building which once belonged to the Maharajahs of Jaipur, the NGMA has a setting that is ideal for showcasing the best of Indian artwork. This includes beautiful sculptures by some of the country's best known artists; displayed cleverly in the surrounding gardens. There are also paintings from the 19th and 20th Centuries, with works from artists, such as Rabindranath Tagore, Jamini Roy, Raja Ravi Varma and Amrita Sher Gill. There is a small but a rare collection of artworks by international artists as well, which includes names like Henry Moore, Jacob Stein and Kozo Mio. Spend a few hours studying the beautiful work here and lose yourself in the myriad of colors and shapes.
National Science Centre Museum, situated at Pragati Maidan, is a fascinating place that houses a collection of scientific instruments and models from various countries. It is one of the largest science museums of the country and was established with the prime purpose of developing an interest among school children for science. Inside the museum, the Human Biology Gallery and the Dinosaur Gallery are the most frequented corners. Some other displays include a section on India's contribution in the field of science and technology. The museum holds regular science exhibitions and workshops as well.
The Nehru Planetarium is a wing in the Nehru Museum, which is situated in the Teen Murti Bhavan, where Jawaharlal Nehru used to live. Nehru recognized how important it was for children to develop a scientific temperament and thus opened five planetariums around the country. The Delhi Planetarium is open all year round, with interactive workshops and events organized for amateur astronomers, children and the general public. This is a great place to bring children for an educational as well as a fun day out.
Named after the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium is the fourth largest stadium of India. Opened in 1982, this multi-purpose stadium has hosted several sporting events in the past including the 9th Asian Games in 1982 and One Day International matches in 1984. With the seating capacity of more than 60000 people and standing room for 100,000, it's no wonder that thousands of spectators throng this stadium during the important matches to watch their favorite players live in action. This place also serves as an entertainment venue playing host to many live concerts and performances throughout the year.
National Children's Museum is a wonderful endeavor to make a child aware of the country's rich history and culture, in an interesting and captivating manner. Located in the National Bal Bhavan, this museum houses a wide collection of toys, dolls, bronze objects, jewelry, utensils, musical instruments and other items from various eras. It also arranges for special exhibits and workshops for children. The museum houses three galleries, Hamara Bharat, Gaurav Gatha and the Surya or Sun gallery, chronicling India's glorious past.
If you wish to spend a fun-filled evening with your gang of friends then Movida is the place to be. Drenched in vibrant hues and decked up in eccentric paraphernalia, this bar is known for their Karaoke evenings. Located in one of the more popular areas of New Delhi, Movida is a haunt for youngsters, locals and tourists alike. The place has an impressive line-up of drinks on offer. Also, the food menu here complements its drinks counterpart with scrumptious snacks that keep your hunger in check. The service is swift thus leaving no room for disappointment.
Diverse and interesting events are held at Kedarnath Sahni Auditorium in New Delhi throughout the year. Thanks to its flexible nature and excellent amenities, everything from political events and seminars to comedy shows and concerts are hosted here successfully. Kedarnath Sahni Auditorium is a must-visit for performing arts enthusiasts while in the city.
Dhoomimal is a commercial gallery that holds exhibitions throughout the year. It is one of the oldest galleries in the city—almost all big names in the Indian art fraternity have had some kind of association with this place. Its secret lies in a supportive royal clientèle, and an impressive and priceless collection of artwork. If you are an aficionado of fine art then your visit to New Delhi is not complete without a tour of the Dhoomimal Art Gallery.
Having borne witness to numerous historically significant events as well as political gatherings, the Ramlila Ground, also known as Ramlila maidan, is a venue of great importance. Mammoth and rectangular, the ground is adjacent to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi and the Dr. Zakir Hussain College on one side and the Government Girls Senior Secondary School on the other. Having a capacity to hold close to 25,000 the maidan hosts several prominent local events, the most popular among them being the performance of the Ram Lila each year.
As the name suggests, New Shehnai Banquet is a venue where you can organize your wedding and reception functions. The hospitable staff is always ready to help and takes responsibility to organize the decorations and the menu. Located very close to Delhi Gate station, it is also very easily accessible.