Raja dinkar kelkar museum, Pune, India, Asia
  • Phone: +91-2024482101
  • Ticket Price: 50 INR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Timing: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm
    Details
    March
    Open

    Everyday

    10:00 am - 05:30 pm
    Preferred

    Everyday

    11:00 am - 03:00 pm
    • Closed : The festival of Anant Chaturdashi
    • Sightseeing

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    Address: 1377-78, NatuBaug, Off. Bajirao Road, ShukrawarPeth, Pune - 411 002, Maharashtra, India Show on map

About Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Pune

Address: 1377-78, NatuBaug, Off. Bajirao Road, ShukrawarPeth, Pune - 411 002, Maharashtra, India Show on map
  • Sightseeing

Added 11162 times in trip plans

  • Phone: +91-2024482101
  • Ticket Price: 50 INR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Timing: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm
    Details
    March
    Open

    Everyday

    10:00 am - 05:30 pm
    Preferred

    Everyday

    11:00 am - 03:00 pm
    • Closed : The festival of Anant Chaturdashi

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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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

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  • Sneha
  • SP Biryani House
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  • "Truly appreciable efforts" to gather such a historical treasure in one place. You can see old utensils, ornaments, musical instruments, tools, etc used by our ancestors. It helps to understand our ancestor's lifestyle.

  • Great view of ancient items used by every day Indian people and a glimpse into everyday ife. Amazing collection, I do hope they expand into a new space soon to be able to show it all off! Ivory room and musical instruments were of particular interest.

  • Amongst the museums i have visited in India this is one of the cleanest and most informative museums. There are description for every object displayed here which makes it very interesting.

  • Lots of cool history about Pune. They have way more artifacts than they can handle, but are working on expanding, so I expect it to get much better.

  • A great deal of things. Mostly 18th and 19th centuries. Do not expect anything outstanding but it is worth your time to check it out and better understand Indian life and traditions in the Victorian era.

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