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National Philatelic Museum

Location: In Dak Bhawan, Sardar Patel Chowk on Parliament Street or Sansad Marg

Time to Visit:Monday-Friday, Saturday and Sunday closed.

Preferred Timings: 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM

Admission Fee: Free and open to all.

Photography charges: nil, permission required

How to Reach: Tourists can either take local buses from various points within the city to reach this museum or they can hire auto-rickshaws and taxis or metro rail.

Nearest Railway Station: New Delhi Railway Station

Nearest Metro Station: Patel Chowk

Functional Metro Station: Patel Chowk

Nearest International Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport

Time required for sightseeing: Approx 30 minutes

Located in Dak Bhawan, Sardar Patel Chowk on Parliament Street or Sansad Marg, National Philatelic Museum can aptly be described as a 'philatelist's paradise'. The museum has an extensive collection of rare stamps of pre and post independence period. Among its many precious possessions, the museum houses the first stamp issued in India by the Sindh Dak in the year 1854.

A visit to the National Philatelic museum will definitely be interesting and enriching, as the museum provides a lot of information about the postal history of India and a good insight into India's Philatelic Heritage. Apart from having all the Indian stamps issued so far by the Government of India as well as the princely states, the museum also has a large collection of foreign stamps, first day covers & special cancellations on display. There is also a sale counter outside the museum, which sells stamps from all over the world.

Nearby Tourist Attractions

Rastrapati Bhawan, India Gate, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and Hanuman Mandir

Nearby Places to Eat

Hotel The Park, Hotel Le Meridien, Imperial Hotel, Hotel Inter-Continental, Parikrama Revolving restaurant, Gaylord, El Rodeo, Bercos, Zen restaurant, Delhi Darbar, Nizam's Kathi Kebabs and Standard Restaurant. For snacks and fast foods: Bengali Market (sweets and chat), Kake da hotel (Indian food), Wenger, Mc Donalds, Pizza Hut, Domino's Pizza, Nirula's, Ruby Tuesday, Sona Rupa, Starbeans, Barista, Café Coffee Day and innumerable roadside foodstalls.

Nearby Shopping Venues

Connaught Place (jewellery, books, art galleries, leather goods and the list goes on) Baba Kharak Singh Marg (it has emporium of all states of India dedicated to state's unique art and craft created by traditional and skilled artisans.) Central Cottage Industries (merchandise and curios), Janpath (clothes and low priced gifts, souvenirs and curios), Panchkuian Road (ethnic things), Khan Market (local residential market) and Palika Bazaar (electronic items)

Last Updated On: 2011/07/01

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