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Sulabh International Museum of Toilets in New Delhi

·  Summer: March-June (25°C - 47°C)
·  Winter: December-February (1°C - 25°C)
·  Monsoon: July-September

Best time to visit:  July-February

Opening Time: 10:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 05:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Sunday

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  Nil
Children:  Nil
Cameras:  Nil
Video Camera:  Nil
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  Nil
Children:  Nil
Cameras:  Nil
Video Camera:  Nil
Counted among the strange and unusual museums of the world, the Sulabh International Museum of Toilets in New Delhi is a centre of attraction among the tourists. Put on display are the variety of toilet models that have contributed towards the evolution of sanitation systems over centuries. It is indeed interesting to explore toilet systems dating back to 2500 BC and from different parts of the world.

Among the top highlights are the replicas of the toilets that King Louis the XIII and King Louis the XIV used under their thrones to excrete while attending the court sessions. Colourful cisterns and urinals in the floral themes from Austria and the quirky microwave toilets and electric toilets are among other interesting exhibits. One can also find toilets disguised in the forms like treasure chests and book stacks.

The museum also exhibits chamber pots, privies, water closets, bidets and toilet furniture. Toilet poems and facts related to buttock mechanisms and proper excretion procedures mentioned in the Indian scriptures are the other top categories.  

Road: Located about 25 km. from the Kashmere Gate ISBT in Delhi, the museum is convenient to approach from any part of the city. The most preferred transport modes include local buses, taxis, cabs and auto-rickshaws.

Railway: The closest railway station is at Palam (about 3 km. away), while Delhi Cantonment Railway Station is about 6 km. away. The closest metro station is at Dwarka Sector 10 which is about 3.5 km. away. From each of these stations, cabs and auto-rickshaws can be hired to the museum.

Airway: The international airport of Delhi is only about 9 km. from the museum. From the airport, it is convenient to take taxis or auto-rickshaws to reach the museum.