National Rail Museum is located in the vicinity of Chanakyapuri in Delhi.

The Rail Museum aims to preserve the railway heritage of India.

It is spread over 10 acres of land and houses some fantabulous railway memorabilia.

It is like a giant playground for train enthusiasts, both young and old. With hundreds of exhibits inside the museum building and dozens of railway coaches, engines, and other rail-related equipment on display, you’ll feel like a kid in a candy store.

But it’s not just for train buffs, even if you’re not a hardcore railfan, you’ll still have a blast. You can take a ride on the toy train or the joy train, or even try your hand at driving a diesel engine simulator. And don’t worry about getting lost in the museum, you can easily cover it all in just 3 hours. But beware, the museum is closed on Mondays, so plan accordingly.

The museum is located in the posh Chanakyapuri area, and there’s ample parking space, so don’t worry about circling the block looking for a spot. And the best part? The entry fee is only 50 rupees from Monday to Friday, and 100 rupees on Saturdays and Sundays. Just a heads up though, the souvenir shop was a bit underwhelming, so don’t expect to find any must-have trinkets.

One thing to note is that the railway museum covers the history of railways from the beginning to British India and present. And the exhibits inside are well-maintained and informative. You will be able to see two rides also, joy train and toy train, both can be enjoyed by kids, and there is also a cafeteria inside.

It’s a nice place to visit in the evening, especially if you’re a train lover and want to know more about the history of Indian railways.

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Parking Difficulty : High
Walking Needed : For 100 meters
Time Needed : 2-3 Hours
Open Timings : 9.00 AM to 3:00 PM
Still Photography : Allowed
Video Photography : Allowed
Cooler Climate for most part of the year.
Carry Umbrella
Wear Comfortable Shoes
Wear Cotton Dress with pullovers
Carry Binoculars
Nearest Railway Station : Kodai Road Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Madurai Airport
Nearest National Highway : NH32
Nearest Landmark : Kodai Market


Berjam Road, Kodaikanal. Pincode : 621503 Madurai District, Tamil Nadu


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Open Hours

Weekdays – 8AM to 5.30PM
Weekends – 8AM to 5.30PM

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