Janpath (Near Rajpath), New Delhi. Ph.: 23019272
: 10:00 am to 5.00 pm. Closed
The Museum has a vast collection of Indian bronzes, terracotta (2700 BC) and wood sculptures dating back to the Mauryan period (2nd-3rd century BC), various exhibits from the Vijayanagar period in south India, Mughal period, Indus Valley civilization, Greekinfluenced Gandhara period and Gupta period. Miniatures and mural paintings, costumes, arts and artefacts of various tribal people and precious jewellery heavily decorated with huge emeralds, diamonds and pearls from 2500 BC, famous bronze dancing statue from Mohenjodaro, wonderful collection of weapons, musical instruments, central Buddhist antiques and the autographed memories of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir are the eye-catchers at this museum. The rich and varied collection is spread over three spacious floors and at least one full day is required to see all the objects on display.