A sudden weekend plan with friends finally had us going to Nehru Memorial Museum and Library @ New Delhi. We usually take our own city bucket list of places to see / explore for guaranteed ….. Thank God we at least have one ticked as done now 🙂 The day was spent well despite the uncomfortable humidity and heat.
The museum, a part of the Teen Murti grounds, was earlier the official residence of India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. Its a huge campus with sprawling well kept green lawns and a wonderful collection of Indian History through photographs, paper clipping and more
What saddened me was the way school children made the place noisy with least interest shown by them and their teachers in the place. It was more like a quick stroll and picnic time on the lawns ….. that’s one of the bitter truths of education system in some of our schools.
The planetarium, with its aim being the promotion of astronomy education, is much small compared to the Birla Planetarium in Kolkata and since I have been there as a kid …… this one in Delhi unfortunately did not appeal to me 😦 There is much room for improvement considering its in the capital of our country.
One of the attractions of this place is the Soyuz T-10 which carried India’s first cosmonaut Rakesh Sharma to space, along with his space suit and mission journal.
A good place to take your school going kids and for you too if history and astronomy appeals / interests you.
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Monika Ohson / TravelerInMe