With Covid-19 taking over our lives, we have been inside our homes only for so long that we all are desperate to move around. In such times, when the Unlock of the nation has begun and people are now daring to step out of their safe cocoons, most of us are still finding places to visit that are safe. In these perplexing situations, a friend of mine suggested this awesome place – Heritage Transport Museum.
What is the Heritage Transport Museum?
Heritage Transport Museum is a comprehensive transport museum with passionate collection of rare elements from the history of transportation. The prime focus of this museum is on the development of transport in India.
It was opened in 2013 and has already bagged many national and international awards. Its campus is spread across 3.01 acres encompassing a huge lawn too. The museum comprises of four floors housing exhibition galleries, library and reference centre. Out of these four floors, the basement is exclusively for the rare makes of cars of the bygone times. It also has a little transport themed restaurant to lure the taste buds of the visitors.
The museum showcases the evolution of transportation in India and sets a benchmark in interpretation, exhibition and in communication. As the first private museum of its scale in India, it is conceived as a didactic space that engages visitor participation in learning while remaining a family experience.-In the own words of the Museum
5 Reasons To Visit Heritage Transport Museum
Insight into the History of Transportation in India
This is sure a go-to place to jump and experience the history of the development of transportation in India. The Audio tour guide takes you on the journey of vehicles, starting right from the invention of the wheel to the onset of aeroplanes. This informative tour leaves you intrigued and asking for more.
Rare, Unique and Elusive Exhibits
This is a must-visit for transport enthusiasts, especially cars. One gets to see the decade-old rare makes of the legacy cars. Not only cars, but one also gets a peek into rarest of Palkis, Howdahs, Buses, Trams from the era gone by.
This Instagram-worthy place is a hidden gem and not many people know about it, making it surely an offbeat destination. This one-of-a-kind museum tells the tale of history in an intriguing way. Right from the entry point to the ticket counter, one is easily caught in awe of this place. The attention to the finest detail is bound to impress even the toughest of the critics.
Royal Experience of Jodhpur Saloon
This museum also takes you to experience the royalty of the Jodhpur Saloon. The actual Jodhpur Saloon can be seen resting in its full glory at the railway station created inside the museum. Though one can peek inside the coach from the window, one can also experience the same through VR offered by the museum at the end of the tour.
A Pleasure Drive for A Day Out
Since this grand display of transportation memories stands away from the hustle-bustle of the city, it definitely qualifies for a complete day out with a long drive included. For the residents of Gurugram, it might still be approachable, but for the rest of the NCR, it is a perfect spot for visiting on any weekend.
Bonus: This place is absolutely safe to visit during #CovidTimes. Regular sanitization is maintained of all the product used for Audio tour and VR experience. Since, it attracts very few visitors per day, social distancing is not a concern.
I have been to all sorts of museums in my little travelling experience throughout the life. So much so that even the mention of the visit to any regular museum sounds unimaginative and uninspiring. But I can vouch for this museum for being the most innovative and creative place I have been to in any recent times. I’m not a very car-person, but looking at those pieces of beauty did impress me to the core. Plus a drive all the way from Noida was sure an experience in itself. If you happen to be in NCR, just drop in here for once. You will not be disappointed
How To Reach Heritage Transport Museum?
It is located in the outskirts of Gurugram, off National Highway 8 at Tauru. It is easily reachable by road.
It is Open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 7 pm.
For More information about the Museum visit http://www.heritagetransportmuseum.org/