Raja Dinkar Kelkar MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: 1377-78, NatuBaug, Off. Bajirao Road, ShukrawarPeth, Pune - 411 002, Maharashtra, India
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +91-2024482101
- Ticket Price: 50 INR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Family And Kids, Specialty Museum
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum - Review
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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Things to Know Before Visiting Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
35.1% of people who visit Pune include Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
52.2% of people start their Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
63.52% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
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Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Pune Reviews
Must visit this beautiful museum with kids. Any age group can go but kids will love this place more, as they will get to learn a lot of new things!! Before visiting please check on the timings, it closes by 6 pm.
Very nice place. Must to visit when in Pune. It introduces about the ancient lifestyle of rich people of India. There are also some things which Indians are using till date. It takes about 2 to 3 hours to completely see this and understand this museum. Must visit it once.
Wonderful museum. Well maintained. Nice place for spending quality family time for 1hr 30 mins. This museum has a lot of wonderful ancient items that I haven't seen anywhere. Has artifacts from all parts of India. They charge 50Rs per adult and 10Rs per child as entry fee. For taking photos you will be charged extra 100Rs for mobile phones and 200-250 for still cameras. No parking is available for 4wheeler. A little cramped parking is available for 2 wheelers, which can accommodate around 8-10 vehicles and it's free. Better avoid 4 wheeler if you want to visit.
You can spend around 2 hours here.. better if you have some knowledge of history. Or just look at pretty things.
It's a beautiful museum to visit. If you are born in 80s then you will feel nostalgic as there are few things which our grandparents had used in their daily lives.