Merlin Entertainments unveils world’s 23rd Madame Tussauds in Delhi

Akansha Pandey | New Delhi

The gates of the immersive wax attraction, Madame Tussauds, owned by Merlin Entertainments, were thrown open in Delhi at Regal Building, Connaught Place on December 1. Covering over two floors, the attraction currently houses 50 wax statues under the Film, Sports, History and Leaders, Music and Party segments. 60% of them are Indian celebrities while 40% are global who’s who across sections (except History section). All figures are made in London and cost around 1.5 to 2.5 crores.

This must-see attraction can accommodate 500 people at a time. The timings are 10 am to 7:30 pm, all days open except for schools and groups at attractive rates. By booking online on the brand’s webpage, visitors can avail INR 100 off on the ticket price of INR 960 for adults and INR 760 for kids below 11 years. INR 2900 is a special rate kept for a family of four where a guidebook is given as a free gift.

“It’s a complete selfie experience where we wouldn’t want to disturb the visitors. It will not be a guided tour but visitors can use the available props and shoot selfies with their favourite stars. Guided tours can be offered to school groups on request. We expect 2500 visitors on an average per day. Every year, Merlin will add or replace 10-15 figures, so visitors can expect newness every time they visit,” confirmed Anshul Jain, General Manager and Director, Merlin Entertainments India. He also shared that Merlin is contemplating on the opportunity to get Legoland and Sea Life experience to India.