Museum Day in Delhi

How often do you spend a day as a tourist in your own town? Often isn’t until you have visitors that you take time out to venture to those un-ticked tourist sites. With the weather hotting up we kept our visits indoors, with our first trip to Gandhi Smriti and the National Museum.

Gandhi Smriti

Part museum, part memorial, Gandhi Smriti is the place where Mahatma Gandhi spent the last days of his life and was assassinated. One of the most interesting parts was a room covered in wall paintings, beautifully visualising the story of Gandhi’s life.

There was also a loom set-up. I love the simplicity of the colours and design of the fabric being woven in this image. Gandhi promoted the khaki movement for rural employment and the ideology that India could be self-reliant on cotton.

A kaleidoscope exhibit in the ‘multimedia’ part of the museum.

The National Museum

After Gandhi Smriti we hopped across to the National Museum. A highlight there were Tribal outfits from North Eastern India. Incredible patterns, colours and decoration.

And after the Museums... 

We ended the day in Khan Market, a perennial favourite haunt for tourists and locals alike where we spotted this basket of intricately carved printing blocks.