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Why Monsoon is the best time to visit Crafts Museum

| Crafts Museum in Monsoon |

You definitely are living under a rock if you haven’t visited the Crafts Museum, and I was too, before I visited this place about 5 years ago and I fell in love with it instantly.

Crafts Museum short for National Handicrafts and Handloom Museum, is one of the largest crafts museums in the country. This place looks the best in rain. Once you cross the narrow alleyway and enter the museum, you see beautiful terracotta sculptures welcoming you. Different shapes and sizes of horses lined up at one side. This definitely is one of my favourite displays from the museum and I also shot a blog post here. And just opposite the terracotta sculptures is my favourite Cafe Lota.

Cafe Lota, the crafts Museum Cafe, is one of my favourite cafes ever. There isn’t a dish I tried here that I didn’t like. You definitely should try the Palak Patta Chaat, Fried Mini idlis, Apple Jalebi with coconut rabri, I am sure anything you order, would taste ah-so-amazing.

Teracotta Horses
Palak Patta Chaat – Cafe Lota
Apple Jalebi and Coconut Rabri

Monsoon becomes the perfect back drop for the Crafts Museum, everything looks 10x better, the trees look greener and the colours look more vivid. When you walk forward from the terracotta horses, there’s a gate to village complex, surrounded by big trees. There are various kinds of mud houses, hand-painted with courtyards, you can also find a Kullu Cottage and different kinds of Bullock carts parked in the big courtyard. And if you are someone who likes to take pictures, it is a perfect place for you.

When you come out of the village complex, you see a closed gallery, it was the first time that I visited it, it has different kinds of handicrafts from all over the country. Katputli dolls, colorful face masks, hand-painted textiles I was so overwhelmed by the beauty that this little place holds. At the back side of the museum, there is a small haat, where artisans sell their handicrafts and you can actually see them making those as well.

Hand-carved wooden puppets
Wooden Sculptures
Hand-painted masks

Check out how I dressed up this dress here.

Crafts Museums is a beautiful quite place admist the hustle bustle of the busy city, and if you are an art lover or someone who loves handicrafts, YOU DEFINITELY SHOULD VISIT CRAFTS MUSEUM.

How to reach Crafts Museum : Get down at Pragati Maidan Metro station, you can either take an auto or walk to the musuem.

Ticket : INR 20 per person ( no ticket is needed if you are only visiting the Cafe)

I hope you enjoyed reading this post.

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Until Next Time

xx

Charuta

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