The Children's Museum in Delhi is one of the unique attractions of the city, and is worth exploring on your next trip to the place. It was established by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to educate children on the country's cultural, historical and archaeological heritage by replicating several sculptures and other images from various galleries and collections across museums in India.
The sculptures of the museum are built by the students of 'College of Arts and Crafts, Patna' under the supervision of K.K Mohammed, who has worked as a Superintendent Archaeologist at ASI in Delhi's circle. Some of the unique pieces of sculptures found at the museum are that of Emperor Asoka, Shah Jahan and a unique sculpture of Mughal emperor Akbar which is not found anywhere else in India.
The other important pieces of sculptures in this museum include Arjuna's Penance from Mahabalipuram, Ugra Narasimha from Hampi, Gudimallam Shivalinga which belonged to Chittor in Andhra Pradesh and from 1st century BC, 'Ravava Shaking Kailash' from the Dashavatara caves at Ellora, Shalabhanjika from Pratihara period in Madhya Pradesh, Gandhara art form of fasting Buddha and Didarganj Yakshini from Bihar amongst the rest. It is a great venue for kids to know more about these art forms and sculptures spread across various parts of India.
As a part of expanding the museum, there are plans to include sculptures from China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Burma and Srilanka to the existing collection of sculptures.
Other Museums in Delhi
Apart from this unique museum, the city of Delhi is bestowed with several other museums like Air Force Museum, Craft Museum, National Philatelic Museum, Nehru Museum & Planetarium, National Rail Museum, Metro Museum, Tibet House Museum, Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, Purana Quila Museum and Supreme Court of India Museum to name a few.
Other attractions in Delhi
Delhi is a city that is abundant in tourist attractions. Some of them are Birla mandir, Cathedral Church of Redemption, Chausath Khamba, Digambar Jain Temple, Coronation Park, Gandhi Smriti, Dilli Haat and India Gate.
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