Madame Tussauds India announces reopening, relocates to DLF Mall of India – NOIDA
Generally referred to as the ‘world’s greatest wax museum’, Madame Tussauds India has once again opened door to visitors at a new address, one of Delhi NCR’s premier shopping mall, the ‘DLF Mall of India’ at NOIDA. The openning was marked with a ceremony in the presence of press and media delegates yesterday at the venue. Earlier located at Connaught Place in downtown Delhi, Madame Tussauds wax museum had shut door because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing lockdowns.
Spread over 16,000 square feet, the meseum showcases around 50 wax statues across five different segments, namely – historical figures leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, APJ Abdul Kalam to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sportsmen like Kapil Dev, Mary Kom and Virat Kohli, from films and TV, Music and Bollywood & Hollywood.
The tickets are priced at INR. 960 and INR. 760 for adults and children respectively. The figures consists of 60 per cent of Indian personalities and celebrities while the remaining are international personalities from arena such as movies, sports and others.
While announcing the opening of museum, Anshul Jain, General Manager and Director, merlin Entertainment India Pvt. Ltd. said, “This is the only Madame Tussauds wax museum on the Indian subcontinent and will provide visitors with unique immersive experiences, matchless in every way. We are strategically located in the heart of NOIDA. We have opened at a new location and in a new avatar. There are five different zones – History and Leaders, Films & TV, Music, Sports and Bollywood & Hollywood, showcasing a host national and international personalities and celebrities in avatars as real as they are.”
All the figures displayed at the museum have been created at Madame Tussauds’ London Studio. Around 20 artists, including sculptors, painters, hair stylist and others work on a figure with great detailing and precision and it takes four to six months to finish a figure.