Explore the history of India on a full-day private tour of 3 of Delhi’s most important museums. Go to the Teen Murti House in the former home of India’s first prime minister, see objects of antiquity a the Craft Museum, and explore the National Museum.
What to Expect
Explore the most significant museums of Delhi on a private 8-hour tour to Teen Murti House, the Craft Museum, and National Museum.
Located in the former residence of the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, Teen Murti House was originally known as Flagstaff House, and when it was built in 1930 was one of the architectural marvels of the imperial capital. Today, it houses the Nehru Memorial Museum, dedicated to the history of the Indian independence movement.
Continue to the Craft Museum, also known as the National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum. Indians did not have the tradition of setting up museums in the past. Broken images were instead immersed in holy water, worn out metal objects were melted down to cast new ones, and terracotta votive objects were left to merge with the very earth from which they were created.
But freedom fighter Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay set up the museum in the 1950s and 60s to display distinctive pieces that reflect the tradition of Indian craftsmen through painting, embroidery, textiles, various crafts of clay, stone and wood. The museum also houses a delightful village complex spread over 5-acres (20,000 square meters), representing village dwellings, courtyards and shrines from different states of India.
Finally, go to the National Museum of New Delhi, the largest museum in India, where you will see objects from the pre-historic era to more contemporary works of art, armor, and archaeology. One of its most prized collections are the sacred relics of the Buddha (5th-4th century B.C.), unearthed from Piprehwa in the northern province of Uttar Pradesh.
- Round-trip transfers from your Delhi hotel by air-conditioned coach/car
- English-speaking guide
- Monument entrance fees
- Fuel charge
- Parking costs
What's Not Included
- Camera charges
- Lunch (can be organized as per request - optiona,l not included in above cost)
- Entrance fees to other places of interest if time allows
Know Before You Go
• Please note that all museums are closed on Monday, thus this tour does not run on Mondays
• The tour fee includes the entrance tickets to the 3 museums of the itinerary only