Crafts Museum and meal at Café Lota

Crafts Museum and meal at Café Lota

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Daily (except Monday)
Mobile voucher accepted
Validity: Flexible
Do this because
  • Explore traditional Indian arts and crafts
  • Discover various galleries and collections of works
  • Test your tastebuds with authentic Indian cuisine at Café Lota
What to expect

The Crafts Museum was set up over a 30-year period, starting in the 1950s and 60s, by the efforts of the renowned freedom fighter, Late Smt. Kamala Devi Chattopadhyay. It was envisaged to be an ethnographic space, where craftsmen from various parts of India would come to work for the preservation of various traditional arts and crafts. By the 1980s, it already had a substantial collection.

Today, the museum boasts over 35,000 rare and distinctive pieces across the categories of paintings, embroideries, textiles, various crafts of clay, and stone and wood. All these treasures are housed in a building that was constructed between 1975 and 1990 by architect Charles Correa, that incorporates traditional architecture into a modern design.

Various galleries within the museum include the Tribal and Rural Craft Gallery, the Gallery of Courtly Crafts, the Textile Gallery and the Gallery of Popular Culture. Some of its prized collections include the 250 to 300-year-old Bhoota Collection from Karnataka, rare Kashmiri ‘dushalas’ that are 300 years old, uniquely embroidered handkerchiefs from Chamba, rare brocade and Baluchari saris, Kutch embroidery, precious metal jewelry and much more.

Tucked away in the National Crafts Museum, Café Lota is an absolute gem. The menu showcases pan-Indian dishes one rarely finds on a restaurant menu. The simple, homely cooking helps it make the cut. Try the kadak chai (tea), dal ka chilla (a traditional snack made of pulses), and Bombay keema bao (mincemeat preparation).

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What's included
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking local guide
What's not included
  • Tips
Reduced price
  • Children (6-11 years)

Pick-up from your hotel in Delhi

Meeting point:

Pick-up from your hotel in Delhi. After booking, you will be asked to provide your hotel name and location for pick-up.

What to remember
  • Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator. You can find their contact information in the voucher after booking
  • This tour is available for a maximum of 7 people
  • Over 12 years must purchase an adult ticket
  • This tour requires a lot of walking so comfortable shoes and clothing are suggested
  • Please bring your own water bottles, sunglasses and caps
  • The tour is not recommended for children under the age of 6. If you do wish children under the age of 6 to participate, please select the reduced price option
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  • Daily (except Mondays) at 9.30am
  • Please arrive at your hotel lobby at least 10 minutes before pick-up
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Le Passage to India Tours and Travels Private Limited
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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