Madam Tussauds curtain raiser in Delhi
Madame Tussauds Museum makes a debut in India by opening its doors right in the heart of the National Capital New Delhi. The extravagant museum is open for public from 1st December 2017.
Residing in the historical heritage building of Regal Cinema in Connaught place, Madame Tussauds was the limelight on the 30th November for visitors roaming around the bustling lanes of Connaught Place on the occasion of its inauguration. Opened for media and few VVIP visitors, the museum has 50 wax statues of both national and international renowned names which includes Narendra Modi, Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagat Singh, Subhas Chandra Bose, Vallabh Bhai Patel, APJ Abdul Kalam, Zakir Hussain, Salman Khan, Brian Lara, Tom Cruise, Christiano Ronaldo, Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Kate Winslet, Madhuri Dixit, Raj Kapoor, Tom Cruise, Usain Bolt, David Beckham, Jessica Alba, Lionardo DiCaprio, Beyonce, Scarlett Johansson, Kareena Kapoor, Nicole Kidman and many more.
Madame Tussauds launched 150 years ago, has been making wax figures since then. Each of the wax statue itself is a masterpiece which takes four months. A team of 20 dedicated artists from all over the world work on these works of art. With each statue, over 500 body measurements are referenced precisely, real head hairs are inserted minutely and carefully one by one, and countless layers of paints and tints are applied to build up skin tones - all to achieve the kind of astonishing realism that has kept Madame Tussauds world renowned for over two centuries. Each statue looks so exact that even the wrinkles and minute hand lines look real.
So, there are not just wax statues but various virtual games to give an exhilarating experience to the visitors. Madam Tussauds works under the name of Merlin Entertainments.
Residing in the historical Regal building, which was shut earlier this year to house this extravagant museum. Open for public, the tickets are available both online and at the venue. It costs ₹ 960 for adults and ₹ 760 for kids.