India’s very own Madame Tussauds museum to home life like figures of 50 national and international icons and boost tourism in the region
Now, a photograph with your favourite your celebrity becomes much easier to click. On December 1, 2017, Madame Tussauds opened its gate of its 23rd branch in New Delhi for the public. The museum has been a successful tourist attraction all around the world.
To mark the India-UK Year of Culture in 2017, Merlin Entertainment has opened a new branch of the international wax museum, Madame Tussauds, in New Delhi.
The iconic Regal building in Connaught Place has been chosen as the location of the India’s very own the Madame Tussauds museum that will be spread over two floors with 50 life-like wax figures of celebrities from India and the world. The museum has waxworks of personalities from different fields such as; sports, Bollywood, history & leaders, Hollywood and music. This new attraction is part of a wider recreation and entertainment zone planned for the city, which is set to be bolstered by further amenities catering for tourists.
The UK-based Merlin Entertainment operates over 100 attractions, 15 hotels and six-holiday villages in 25 countries and across 4 continents and the company will waltz into the Indian market with the launch of Madame Tussauds in Delhi.
Anshul Jain, General Manager and Director, Merlin Entertainments, said, “We have had an overwhelming response from the people of Delhi and the wider region in the build-up to this opening. They will now have the opportunity to be immersed in this impressive attraction, where they will be encouraged to pose, interact and even perform with the figures in this wonderful setting. It will be the destination for many unforgettable memories for visitors in the coming months and beyond.”
Among the 50 life-like wax figures, some celebrities like Tom Cruise and Madhubala are on display. The sports corner has Mary Kom, Milkha Singh, Lionel Messi and Sachin Tendulkar. The music section has Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga.
Madame Tussauds opened its first museum over 200 years ago and it remains just as popular as it ever was. Over 500 precise body measurements are referenced, real head hairs are inserted 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.