Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
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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 Tickets 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 Get To 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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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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I have visited many museums in the past. But this museum is unique as whole museum is collection of single person. I only dislike textile gallery as cloths looks old and their shine is faded. Entry fee is affordable. It is Rs.50 for single person.
Interesting place. Great collection. Ended up spending some quality time there. Some parts of building are under repair (09/17) but hopefully everything would be done soon.
Very good place that houses a lot of artifacts collected from across India. Information is provided wherever needed and well-maintained for tourists. Would need atleast 3 hours to absorb everything.
The Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum contain collection of DR.Dinkar Kelkar. Build on 3 storey floor having wing A and B. Floor by floor it has categories the ancient glory and interesting thing you will find the Mastani Mahal, it has kept and build how it was it and how she use to live. Overall worth to visit you will find various type stones statue and metallic work. For photography you have to pay extra.
You just cannot believe that all the articles kept in this museum are collected by one man. It is perfect example of to which extent a hobby can be nurtured. In my opinion, this museum is pride of Pune city and must be visited by every resident/tourist.
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