Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Pune
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Pune - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 1377-78, NatuBaug, Off. Bajirao Road, ShukrawarPeth, Pune - 411 002, Maharashtra, India
Ticket Price: 50 INR
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
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About Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Pune
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.
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum Information
- Wanderers, Heritage enthusiasts will find this place very exciting.
- Carry a camera with you although using a flash is not allowed.
- Do not touch any artefacts.
- Read a bit on Indian lifestyle to get a hang of the museum.
- Alternate phone no. is + 91 20 2446 1556, + 91 20 2447 44 66.
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum Ticket Prices
- INR 10 for children below 12 years.
- INR 50 for adults above 12 years.
- INR 200 for Foreigners (adults).
- INR 50 for Foreigners (children).
- Museum entry is free for the Blind and the Disabled.
How To reach Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum by Public Transport
- Shanipar bus stop
- Bhikardas Maruti Bus Stop
Restaurants Near Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
- SP Biryani House
- Ganraj Pure veg
- Maratha Kolhapur Darbar
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Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Pune Reviews - Write a Review
Collection is quite good, but very poorly maintained museum. They earn revenue from entrance fees and the souvenir shop; without proper revenue it is impossible to maintain a place. Entrance fee is ₹50. They charge ₹100 for mobile photography and give a badge for the same. When I visited the museum with my partner, we saw at least 10-12 visitors. Everyone of them taking pictures; surprisingly other than us no one was wearing mobile photography tag. If visitors want to cheat on them they will never earn enough to maintain the place. Hence, visit the place give them their dues, they have few interesting stuff in the souvenir shop. We need to protect our heritage, don't we?
The museum is well worth the visit for anyone interested in Indian art and culture. Though I feel it is falling behind in terms of upkeep and maintenance. This is a small tragedy in the making as support from the government seems to be lacking. I can only speculate that the museum depends on donations, tickets and souvenir sales. If you want to express your support then the easiest way is to buy a ticket.
It is a nice place to visit. It takes around 50 minutes to 1 hour to complete the tour of the museum. The artifacts made from ivory are just amazing. There is replica of Mastani Mahal. The weapons and other items are also kept on display. I felt that the ticket price there is a bit high. They charge too much money for camera.
Best place for the people who loves history, culture and enthusiasm about ancient life style. Great place to enjoy. Huge collection of antique things.
A Great way to spend a quiet and lazy Sunday at this Museum and connect with history and have good conversations. Will take you 90 minutes for the whole tour. Tickets Price of Adult Rs 50/-, Photography extra. Timings 10 am to 6pm. Not usually crowded. Also has a restoration of the now famous Mastani Mahal