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National Rail Museum.

The National Rail Museum in Delhi narrates the history of Indian rail from its humble British origin to its present day Goliath form.

Tibet House Museum.

A mid size hall adorned with family heirloom and artifacts of the Tibetan people living in exile since leaving the country of their birth.

The man who eclipsed emperors even in death.

Constructed by his son and heir, the mausoleum of Safdurjung, a Persian Noble who lived and died during the waning days of a Mughal Empire is the last great monumental construction in tomb architecture of the period.

Back from the brink of extinction.

Hunted for meat and plumes, Egrets were once a doomed species.

Built by a woman prime minister of the Mughal court.

The mosque's sponsoring regent was a women of exceptional talent who rose from the humble ranks of wet nurse to the Mughal emperor Akbar to Prime Minister.

Tejas: The radiant one.

Rescued by a non governmental organization and brought to the Delhi Zoological Park, Tejas, a one and a half year old leopard cub, prowls his enclosure with the inborn gait of a feline.

What men could do, Yarghu could do better.

Based on the drawings of a 15th century Iranian inventor, the Yarghu, at the National Science Centre, is a Mughal era cannon cleaner with no similar contraption existing anywhere else in the world.

The Greek Buddha.

Sculpted by the artists of Gandhara, the standing statue of the Buddha is among the first to represent the Buddha in human form.

The asylum of paradise.

Largely ignored by visitors, the old tomb of Isa Khan within the Humayun mausoleum complex, is a culmination of architectural styles used by royal kings during the Sayyid and Lodi period.

Who were the Harappans?

Excavate out of an earthen grave, eons after her demise, the skeleton of the middle aged woman comes from the Indus valley city of Rakhigarhi, postulated to be built between 2500 -3000 BC.