National Rail Museum, New Delhi

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Learn about more than 160 years of India’s rail heritage at National Rail Museum. The museum spans over 4.5 ha (11 ac), with its large open spaces simulating a working railway yard. Children and train enthusiasts alike will enjoy the display of life-size exhibits, which stands out as the largest collection in India. Explore the collection of diesel, electric, and steam locomotives, or take a ride on one of the small steam trains around the site. Finish off your visit with a meal in the onsite restaurant, or head to the gift shop to buy some railroad souvenirs. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to National Rail Museum by using our New Delhi vacation trip planner.
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  • August 18, 2017
    The place is good for getting enormous info about indian rail journey. I bought ticket to enjoy "joyride". One can choose joyride or toyride where joytrain is bigger than toytrain. It costs 50 per per...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    A fun place. Must for all kids. It has ample parking space. Has many actual/ model trains from history and gives a lovely overview of the evolution also. It has an airconditioned indoor museum, outdoo...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    The museum is tucked away in chankyapuri, one of the best and greenest areas of Delhi. So what's special - plethora of railway engines right from steam to modern day beautifully cataloging the history...  more »
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  • July 11, 2017
    You have to buy tickets to visit this museum. Ample parking space. If you are interested in history of rail, then surely come. Apart from outdoor there is an inside gallery that describes many knowledgeable things through the models. Children​ should be brought here in this museum. Eatery is available inside the museum. A musical fountain and a souvenir shop is also there to attract people. You can also enjoy the toy train ride .Some people climb up the train's roof, they should be fined. Do not visit this place during hot summer days.
  • June 25, 2017
    A great display of trains of the past. This place doesn't fail to throw me back to the past when I visit. On display are a wide variety of real life sized trains that were used earlier for transportation. There is also an indoor museum which shows scaled down models of trains and their inner workings. It is a very educational place and I highly recommend it for school and family trips. You are not allowed to have picnics as such over there. There is even a toy train ride which youngsters will definitely enjoy
  • June 8, 2017
    It is a good place for family outings. The museum contains models of almost all the train engines ever built, the museum also has bigger models of many trains, all over it is a good place to visit. Local Facts you should know: 1. It has few special rides apart from the big museum like train rides, toy train, steam rides etc. 2. It has a well furnished and maintained food court, which is quite pricey. 3. The local staffs are good and will help you visiting the area.
  • July 13, 2017
    You can know everything how train come in our life. How it change according to time. Nice place to visit parking is easily available. You can also enjoy the toy train. Charge are as 50 rupees for museum and 20 rupees for toy train riding.
  • April 30, 2017
    One section wasn't open to public yet. But toy train ride was cute n restaurant isn't very expensive but ambience is very nice. Costs rs 150 per person for both museum n train ride. Models at display are quite interesting. Nearby Bhutanese Royal Embassy. Snacks n ice creams are available. Cooperative staff.

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