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PLACES / INSTITUTIONS WITHIN 100 KMs FOR STUDY TOUR
 
S.No Name of The Institute Contact No
     
1. Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication  
2. NETAJI SUBHAS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 25099050
3. IIT Delhi  
4 Jawaharlal Nehru University 91-11-26742676, 26742575, 26741557 Fax: 26742586

 

 

Rashtrapati Bhawan
Modern New Delhi, or New Delhi as it is called, centers around the Rashtrapati Bhawan. It is architecturally a very impressive building standing at a height, flowing down as it were to India Gate. This stretch called the Rajpath is where the Republic Day parade is held. The imposing plan of this area conceived by Lutyens does not fade in its charm with the numerous summers or winters that go past. 

National Science Centre Museum
Located near Gate No.1, Pragati Maidan, Near Gate No. 1, New Delhi, this museum is one of the largest and best science centers of National Council of Science Museum (NCSM) with good scientific models, participatory exhibits, and interesting artifacts on display, with the aim to rouse children's interest in Science. The museum has working science exhibitions as well as exhibits on the history of architecture. Open 11.30 am 7 PM Entry free. Mondays closed.

NEHRU MUSEUM & PLANETORIUM
Location: Teen Murti Bhavan, Teen Murti Marg, New Delhi
Spl. School Programmes: 9:30 am to 10:30 pm.
Additional shows on Sundays and holidays in Hindi- 10:30 am to 3:00 pm.
Hindi Shows- 10 am to 5 pm.

The residence of Late Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India was converted into a museum after his death. The museum is a fascinating place to learn about the history of the Independence Movement.

There are several photographs of the erstwhile Prime Minister, giving an account of his life. Besides this, the colonial building is also equally interesting, with its teak paneled rooms with high ceilings, spacious verandas and well kept gardens.


Established on 6th February 1984 to promote space education and astronomy among the common people, especially the youth, the planetarium has a good sky theatre accommodating 270 viewers. It screens taped and live public shows on various cosmic topics like cosmic heritage, the solar system or history of a particular star.

National Museum   This museum possesses over 2,00,000 works of exquisite art, both of Indian and Foreign origin covering more than 5,000 years of our cultural heritage. Apart from the collections of Pre-historic Archaeology, Archaeology, Jewelry, Paintings, Decorative arts, Manuscripts, Central Asian Antiquities, Arms and Armor, etc, the museum has separate branches of publication, Hindi, Public Relations, Education, Library, Exhibition cell, Display, Modeling, Photography, Security and Administration.

National Gallery of Modern Art  
  Located in Jaipur House, the gallery near India Gate at the eastern end of Rajpath, was the former residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur . This museum was inaugurated on 29th March, 1954.  The erstwhile residential palace of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the museum exhibits around 4,000 paintings, graphics, and sculptures of modern artists. It houses an excellent collection of works by both Indian and colonial artists. It is open daily from 10 am to 5 PM; admission is free

The Rail Museum   Its vintage displays include the oldest locomotive in the world-still working; the Viceregal Dining Car (1889) and the Prince of Wales Saloon (1875), Maharaja of Mysore's Saloon (1899), Maharaja of Baroda's Saloon (1886). The royal saloons are definitely worth a look for the elaborate interior design.

Jantar mantar   The various abstract structures within the Jantar Mantar are, in fact, instruments thatwere used for keeping track of celestial bodies. Yet, Jantar Mantar is not only a timekeeper of celestial bodies, it also tells  a lot about the technological  achievements under the Rajput kings and their attempt to resolve the mysteries regarding astronomy.

Red Fort   In Old Delhi, you may visit the ramparts of the Red Fort. The decision for constructing the fort was taken in 1639, when Shahjahan decided to shift his capital to New Delhi from Agra. Within eight years, Shahjahanabad was completed with the Red Fort-Qila-i-Mubarak (fortunate citadel)-New Delhi's seventh fort, ready in all its magnificence to receive the Emperor. The Red Fort still retains some of its lost glory. The Red Fort was the last fort built in New Delhi and it witnessed the vicissitudes of fortune, the splendour and the fall of the Mughals, British rule, and finally the dawn of Indian Independence. A place must see by all tourists visiting Delhi.

Qutab Minar   The Qutab Minar is located at a small village called Mehrauli 
in South New Delhi. Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty, who took possession of New Delhi in 1206, built it. It is a fluted red sandstone 
tower, which tapers up to a height of 72.5 metres and is covered with 
intricate carvings and verses from the holy Qur'an. 
The landmark of New Delhi is a place to see.

 

 


India Gate 
A memorial inscribed with the names of the valiant Indian soldiers who laid down their lives in World War I. The green, velvety lawns at India Gate, particularly, are a popular evening and holiday rendezvous for young and old alike. A must visit place in New Delhi.


Raj Ghat 
Raj Ghat On the bank of the legendary Yamuna, which flows past New Delhi, there is Raj Ghat-the last resting place of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation. It has become an essential point of call for all visiting dignitaries. Besides Raj Ghat the other near by places must see in New Delhi are the two museums dedicated to Gandhi.

Lotus Temple  The Bahai Temple, situated in South New Delhi, is shaped like a lotus. It is an eye-catching edifice worth exploring. Built by the Baha'i community, it offers the visitor a serenity that pervades the temple and its artistic design