Raja Dinkar Kelkar museum ismine of Beautiful, fascinating Indian artefacts. It is an ode to his dead son by a father who found such a unique way to mourn the loss of his loved one. This peculiar museum is on every traveller’s list who visits Pune. It offers a ride down the memory lane, in the old golden days of this country.
The Raja Dinkar Kelkar museum is a one collection of objects that mirror the daily life of India. It was put together by Dr.D.G.Kelkar who travelled all over the country extensively for over 60 years.
He dedicated his work to his late son Raja who had died in a tragic accident. The museum was donated to the Maharashtra government by him in 1975. Only 2500 of all the artefacts are on display for the common visitor.
The three storey building houses around 20000 quirk pan Indian art objects. Lot of hookah pipes, writing instruments, lamps, textiles, toys, entire doors and windows, jewellery, kitchen utensils, furniture, puppets, betel-nut cutters and an amazing gallery of musical instruments can be seen at this museum. It is a testimony to a man’s creative spirit and obsession with art.
If you have a few hours to spare, a visit to here is highly recommended. Museum enthusiasts are fascinated by this place as it offers a glimpse in the private lives of people from a different time that we don’t think about anymore.
What makes this museum worth a visit is that it celebrates the common man like you and me.
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Must visit museum, located in the heart of Pune. Can't believe this is collected by one passionate man alone. Can spend 2 hours easily. Open everyday, do visit. I was awestruck seeing cooking utensils n the varieties in it. Collection of great cultural heritage ranging from weaponry to clothes, daily used tools. Entry ticket Rs. 50/person n for photography, they charge Rs 100 per camera or mobile phone.
Very well organized and beautifully maintained place, it is very difficult to believe that this museum has all the collections done by single man all his life. It has over 25,000 artifacts spread out in various categories like ornaments, war weapons, vessels etc. Unfortunately due to lack of space entire collection is not displayed to visitors. It seriously needs a much bigger space to do justice to Mr Kelkar hard work. It is open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Ticket rate for children (
Such a good collection. It deserves more praise then it gets. Go there and u will never regret it!
Entry ticket is 50 per person. For photography need to take additional ticket. ( amt was 50 not sure). No parking at all in the vicinity. Better to park at shaniwarwada and take cab to here. There s lot to explore at the mesusuem showcasing a wide variety of artifacts. Need to spend more than an hr just to run through. Defanitely worth a visit.
I visited to Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum with my family & friend's family. It is a neat, clean and traditional museum located in between the main Bajirao road & shivaji road. There are statues and various collections of artifacts from various parts of ancient India including clothing, musical instrument, paintings, darwaza, utensils, artwork, jewellery, pottery and weapons. The Mastani Mahal is worth watching. You must visit if you are interested in culture, arts, history, textile, design, music etc etc. You will need minimum 2 to 3 hours to see all the items displayed here. It is on walkable distance from from Shaniwar wada, Tulshibag and Dagdusheth Ganpati mandir.