Archaeological Survey of India
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At Rajpath’s eastern end, and constantly thronged by tourists, is India Gate. This 42m-high stone memorial arch, designed by Lutyens,...
A sleek black box inside the sleek Le Meridien hotel, this watering hole oozes style. Dress to impress and bring a full wallet.
Eau de Monsoon
Behind waterfall windows, the Meridien's top restaurant works magic with globally-sourced ingredients. The fusion menu runs to morel...
Janpath · interesting places nearby
National Museum information
Offering a compelling if not always coherent snapshot of India’s last 5000 years, this museum is not overwhelmingly large, but full of splendours. Exhibits include rare relics from the Harappan Civilisation, Buddha’s 4th to 5th century BC effects, antiquities from the Silk Route, exquisite miniature paintings (look out for the hand-painted playing cards), woodcarvings, textiles, statues, musical instruments, and an armoury with gruesomely practical weapons and a suit of armour for an elephant.
Allow at least two hours, preferably half a day. Bring identification to obtain an audio guide (worthwhile as labelling is minimal).
Next door is the Archaeological Survey of India which stocks publications about India’s main archaeological sites.