All posts tagged: Museums

Visiting National Rail Museum in York

It has been 2 months since I have moved to Manchester, UK for my work assignment and it did not take me long  to plan out my first trip to York. York is one of the popular tourist destinations in the United Kingdom. The main attraction of York is the National Rail Museum , one of the largest rail museums in the world. National Rail Museum has collections of all type of trains dating back over 300 years and over thousands object related to trains. It includes world fastest steam engine trains, bullet trains, trains used during the time of world war II , the vintage trains used by UK’s royal families like the carriage used by Queen Victoria etc. Well, there are many things to do in the museum apart from a just display of trains.  The visitors can go for the steam engine train ride just in 3 pounds, climb and take pictures of trains from all the ages. Each and every train displayed in the museum share the information about the train’s …

Kolkata, City of Joy

I will not forget that magnificent feeling, when my flight was over the Kolkata city in the midnight. It was a dark all over and what I could see is the gleams of the lights and bright illuminations Kolkata city.Early in the morning we reached the Kolkata airport/Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport. I was on my trip to Sundarban along with other 6 members.   Short Info of Kolkata  Kolkata is a capital of the West Bengal State and one of the metropolitan cities on India . It is best known for the Howrah Bridge, Durga Puja, Bengali sweets like Roshogolla & Sandesh, Machher jhol (Bengali fish curry), Victoria Memorial  etc. It is the only city in India where the tram train still runs. Kolkata is also called as “City of joy’ ’or “Citi of palaces”. Indeed, one of the colorful cities I have seen ever.   It was so joyous moment for me; the sun had just risen and we were passing through the streets of Kolkata. The trams, city buses were running on …

Celebrity Wax Museum at Lonavala

Location – Lonavala Attraction Type – Wax Museum Celebrity Wax Museum Timing and Charges Timing – 9.00 AM – 9.30 PM Entry Fees – Rs. 100 per person After spending a good time around Tiger point during my weekend trip to Lonavala. My friends and I went over celebrity wax museum. The Museum has wax statues of celebrities and famous personalities. Some of the statues are crafted so well as if they look like real ones, specially Prabhu Deva, A R Rehman and Anna Hajare. The Museum is small but well maintained. Visitors are allowed to take photographs but restricted to touch. Sunil Kandalloor, the man behind the wax museum.It is worth to see a great effort made by one man.(Celebrity wax museum is also called as India’s Madame Tussauds.) It is a good place to visit in Lonavala. It was fun to pose around statues and take photos.