Being the political and cultural capital of India, Delhi has a vibrant and active cultural life. Lots of effort has been put in to conserve the cultural and historical heritage of India. And when you visit Delhi and find umpteen museums and art galleries, you will know what we mean. Start from National museum and take a peek at the conserved heritage. Starting from The Indus valley civilization till the advent of British, you will get many things to see and appreciate. Gaze along the corridor containing things belonging to the Maurya dynasty and relive the golden era of the Indian History. Or else visit National gallery of modern art and appreciate the sublime works of some of the greatest masters of Modern Art. There is Fida, Sauza, Raza and much more. The center is considered, epicenter of the modern art movement in Asia.
If you are more interested in the modern history then National archive
is a place to be. It contains documents belonging to every phase of the
Indian history but special emphasis has been given to the modern era. Go
through the documents defining the British rule in India and trail he
formation of Indian Democracy. The same era will be relived in the
Gandhi museum. This place showcases the various facets of the life of
Mahatma Gandhi, the farther of the Indian Nation and the scion of Truth
and Non-Violence. Right from the photographs from his earlier days to
the bullets that finally killed him, you ask for the thing and it is
If you are a person with alternative taste then Railway museum will
certainly catch your fancy. India has a long association with the
railways and it is virtually considered the lifeline of this nation.
From the Deccan Queen of 1862 build to he first electric locomotive, you
will get a series of locomotives and salons to appreciate. It has a
small information center too, which caters the queries of the visitors.
Delhi has a lot of culture centers too that are very active and have a
vibrant cultural history. You can opt for any of them if you want to
attend any seminar or other cultural activities such as music or dance
performances. The most recognizable name is India Habitat center. The
place has a very good ambiance and is regularly on the cultural radar of
the masses. The other place that is nearby is India International
center. This place has its own charm. Almost full with diplomats and
bureaucrats everyday, this place is more on intellectual side and less
on cultural one. Catch any of the film screenings and spend your evening
amid the Nadirs of world affairs. Equally good and vibrant is the newly
opened Indo-Islamic Culture center. The place aspires to be the Mecca of
Indo-Islamic cultural heritage and is doing its best to become visible
on the cultural radar of Delhi.