Museo Camera


This museum, a first of its kind in India, grew out of the collection of local photographer Aditya Arya, with the oldest photographs here dating to the 1880s. Meet the Sinar – the Rolls Royce of cameras – and the same model of Hasselblad that went to the moon and back. You can also see some incredible early photos, dating to the 1850s. Note, the owners are planning to move the museum to bigger purpose-built premises nearby. Check the website for the latest.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Delhi attractions

1. Sanskriti Museums


On the way to Gurgaon, this little-known, well-kept place contains museums devoted to 'everyday art' and Indian terracotta and textiles. Much of the…

2. Leisure Valley Park

2.57 MILES

For a green getaway from Gurgaon’s concrete-and-glass cityscape, head to Leisure Valley Park, a 10-hectare area that’s popular with local families,…

3. Sai Ka Angan Temple


This small, but peaceful temple is dedicated to Sai Baba of Shirdi, an India spiritual master whose teachings crossed religions and whose many followers…

4. Haus i Shamsi Tank

4.77 MILES

This 12th-century reservoir was formerly larger. The pavilion at its edge was once in the middle, and supposed to cover the hoofprint of a horse, ridden…

5. Chhatarpur Mandir

4.79 MILES

Delhi’s second-largest temple (after Akshardham), this impressive sandstone and marble complex dates from 1974, and is dedicated to the goddess Katyayani …

6. Hijron ka Khanqah

4.96 MILES

At this seemingly long-forgotten yet immaculately maintained site, 49 hijras (eunuchs) are buried in simple white tombs. The more elaborate grave,…

7. Quwwat-ul-Islam Masjid

5.53 MILES

At the foot of the Qutab Minar stands the first mosque to be built in India. An inscription over the east gate states that it was built with materials…

8. Iron Pillar

5.55 MILES

In the courtyard of the Quwwat-ul-Islam Masjid is a 6.7m-high iron pillar that is much more ancient than any of the surrounding monuments. It hasn't…