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National Children's Museum

A completely different and exciting world for Children in Delhi is the National Children's Museum in Bal Bhawan Complex on Kotla Marg. Designed on a unique note of understanding child psychology better, this museum is made exclusively for children and it aims at educating the children about India's culture, tradition and life. The museum has a large collection of dolls, toys, traditional jewellery, art and craft material, and currency from various countries.

The museum houses permanent galleries in which different aspects of Indian tradition, history, and art are focused. Hamara Bharat focuses on the Indian art, tradition, culture and achievements in the field of Science and Technology through the audio visual shows. Gaurav Gatha deals with India's past history, civilizations, freedom struggle projected through a series of diorama. The Sun Gallery teaches the importance of the Sun in the living world, the phenomenon's of the Solar System and its religious consequences in India and other countries like China, Egypt and Greece.

The exhibition corner, Children's Creative Corner, displays work of art from Jawahar Bal Bhawan and Bal Bhawan Kendras. During the summer months the place becomes vibrant with workshops on art, craft, theatre, dance, music. Children are groomed under professional hands. A lot of other activities such as puppet shows, drama kits are made available to the children to enhance their creative skills.

Within the complex facilities of a hostel, games, mini toy train, jet fighter, clay modeling and an aquarium are made available. A visit to this place will be an out of the world experience for all children.

Annual Events:

The National Children's Museum in Delhi on Kotla Marg is a complete pleasure place for children of all ages. An unparallel institution, it is a place where children can give shape to their ideas and enhance their natural talents and groom themselves into better human beings. An all around development of the personality is aimed at here.

As such, the National Children's Museum hosts a lot of annual events for the children. During the summer months especially, the exhibition place called Children's Creative Corner throbs with children who come to attend the workshops on art, craft, dance, music, drama. Other activities enlisted are providing drama kits, toys, puppets, arranging puppet shows. Children are asked to make their own choice, enact or perform.

During the Exhibitions, the creations of children are put on display.

Fast - Facts:

Location: Bal Bhawan Complex, Kotla Marg 

How to Reach:Tourists can either avail buses from different points or can take auto rickshaws, taxis or metro.

Nearest Railway Station: New Delhi Railway Station

Nearest Metro station: Mandi House

Nearest International Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport

Nearby Attractions:

There are lots of other tourist attractions around the National Children's Museum. So after a tour of the museum, a tour of the nearby attractions will make a good package for an entire day. Apart from the historical places, a number of shopping venues, eating joints and hotels have come into prominence which makes your holiday a success.

Delhi has always been famous for its roadside food joints as well as famed hotels. Hotel Inter Continental in Connaught Place, Udipi restaurant on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg make for good venues for a classy, gourmet meal. A taste of the local fare can be available at the colorful and bright roadside stalls which guarantee you to serve the best of Biriyani and kebabs in India. Food stalls near Jama Masjid and Meena Bazar are excellent places to relish the sizzling delicacies.

The cheapest place to buy anything you want is Delhi. It is totally a Shoppers paradise and a one stop destination for all your shopping fantasies. Different places specialize in different things like Janpath is famous for clothes, souvenirs and low budget gifts. Connaught Place is notable for jewellery, books, and leather goods. Chatta Chowk on the other hand deals with handicrafts and traditional jewellery. Chor Bazar and Nai Sarak are noted for electronic goods and books respectively.

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