Raja Dinkar Kelkar MuseumCurrently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
- 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 Museums
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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34.98% 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
Stellar collection. You'd never know its size from the street. Jam-packed - plan on lots of time, especially if you know something about local history. One key place this museum could improve is in the lack of interpretive information. I got a lot out of it because I was there with a local friend who was extremely well-informed. But on your own, it's just a large collection of beautiful objects. Maybe a rental audio guide, more plaques, etc. Maybe even an identifiable docent on each floor? Really do take the time. You'll be happy you did.
We had requested for a guided tour for our foreign guests. We even accepted the request of museum's guide to pay the remuneration for her service. The day and time was fixed but on the actual day guide was on leave and responsible person of the museum expected me to explain the group about the artwork on display. In this case they should display a printed well explanatory info for the visitors. Not happy at all with this kind of response and service when foreigners pay 250-300/- for this visit.
One of the best places if you like history and love to see historical things. The entire tour will not take more than 3 hours (for proper visit and taking photos). The charges are 50 Rs per person (for Indians). Extra 100Rs have to be paid if you want to take the photos inside the museum. The museum have historic stone idols, different types of Lamps, cloths, other things that were used in day to day life.
Excellent collection of ancient and historical artifacts. Kids also appreciated the visit. Keep least 2.5 hours to properly view all sections of the museum. People from across world come here and appreciate such a beyond imagination effort of the collector!
One of the most beautiful and mesmerizing museum. Many old and unique things are preserved very well. Good maintenance and very clean place. Best for kids . Good preservation of historical treasure.