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Sulabh International Museum of Toilets

Location:At Mahavir Enclave, on the main Palam Dabri Road

Time to Visit:Monday-Saturday, Sunday closed

Preferred Timings:10.30 am to 4.30 pm

Admission Fee: Free and open to all.

Photography charges: nil

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: Dwarka Morh

Functional Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

Nearest International Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport

Time required for sightseeing:Approx 40 minutes

Sulabh International Museum of Toilets is a unique and only museum of its kind in the capital and probably in the Indian sub-continent. Located at Mahavir Enclave, Palam Dabri Road, the museum is entirely dedicated to the history and minutest details of the evolution of toilets as early as 2500 BC till the present century. It showcases several designs used in different countries at various points of time and exhibits a rare and interesting collection of chamber pots, bidets, water closets, toilet furniture and privies.

Established by Sulabh International Social Service Organization in consultative status with Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, the museum informs the visitant about the developments of toilet-based technology, toilet etiquettes, various laws and social customs in a chronological order. Apart from these, the museum further excites the curiosity of its visitors through its pictures and objects, poems and odes written to glorify this 'one of the best things in life' (read the Akbar and Birbal story).

The visitors should not miss the special attraction of the museum-the collection of scatological humor and facts from all over the world which would definitely bring a sweet smile even on a usually long face.

 

Nearby Tourist Attractions

Air-Force Museum, Mahavir Jayanti Park, Buddha Jayanti Park and Sanskriti Museum of Indian Terracotta & Everyday Art

Nearby Places to Eat

There are many good Indian restaurants near the museum and in the nearby localities. Nirula's in Dwarka, Wimpy's in Janakpuri, Bercos, Mc Donald's, Pizza Hut, Barista, Ruby Tuesday and many popular restaurants serving all types of cuisines can be found in Janakpuri District Center.

Nearby Shopping Venues

Sector 10 & 12 market in Dwarka, Craft Bazaar of District Center, Janakpuri, Delhi.

Last Updated On: 2011/07/04

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