Travel Back In Time: Admire These Vintage Wheels At The Heritage Transport Museum

    What Makes It Awesome?

    Feel like you’re out of options for things to do on the weekend? Head to the Heritage Transport Museum in Taoru, Gurgaon {Manesar} for something different. It takes a little over an hour from New Gurgaon {or what all of us know as Gurgaon} to get there, so set out early. As soon as you step inside the gates, you’re welcomed by a restored tram and a tree made of traffic lights. You could even try your hand at working the railway signals they have installed outside. Once inside the building, grab your {super informational} audio guide and you’re all set to explore the four-storied museum. The tour starts with the invention of the wheel and slowly covers different modes of transport. From the traditional Palkis to a futuristic motorcycle concept, it has everything. Feast your eyes {you can’t touch the exhibits} on trucks and buses from decades ago, classic cars that take you right into The Great Gatsby, and two-wheelers like Vespas, Lambrettas, and Royal Enfields from a different era. Make sure you check out the DC-modified car that SRK drove in Dil Toh Pagal Hai. There’s a suspended Chevy covered in mirrors, a Contessa covered in coins {INR 1}, a modified Royal Enfield, and a whole lot of muscle cars. They even show a movie in the basement, so make sure you take some time out for it. Oh, and look out for the light installations at the museum, using old headlights and indicators. A lot of their furniture is made using old tires as well. Once you’re done exploring, you can pick up something from the souvenir shop that's on the ground floor.

    What Could Be Better?

    Since it’s a decent distance away from where most of us live, there’s a high chance you might end up feeling hungry while you’re there. They do have a small cafe that serves a few snacks, but it’s a bit overpriced.

    What's My Pro Tip?

    Dress comfortably as it’s a long drive and the museum itself is not air conditioned very well. Also, eat properly before or after as the cafe has a few options but is low on value for money. It’s open from 10 am to 7 pm so head early.