Prachin Konkan Museum, Ganpatipule

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Admire traditional Kokan handicrafts and learn about the ancient culture of the region at Prachin Konkan Museum, a life-size open-air museum demonstrating various aspects of life within rich local traditions and customs. Explore old style houses and artifacts and check out restored interiors all set in lush greenery with rare birds. See shoemakers, basket weavers, millers, snake charmers, traders, soldiers and members of royal family cast in plaster life-size statues adorned in period and traditional robes. The guide will tell you all about the rich history and you can have a traditional meal at the museum’s restaurant. Our Ganpatipule trip planner makes visiting Prachin Konkan Museum and other Ganpatipule attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • September 10, 2017
    has the historic details of konkan exhibited in an open air space. good for going with kids. takes an hour approx. to view it.  more »
  • September 7, 2017
    I visited this place with my family while visiting Gapatipule and we found this place ok. The guides who take us through tour speak so fast as if they want to speak out all the memorised things. also ...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Prachin Konkan is a Museum of Konkani culture but made within a natural forest like area. Kokani culture is explained in details with highly knowledgeable female guide. Guide charge is included in Rs ...  more »
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  • May 13, 2017
    Very Interesting Museum.Gives u the best history about Konkan region. Guides are very efficient in their work and guide everything like a good story. Kids will enjoy it. There is small café and a souvenir shop too. Shell Exhibition also very interesting. The Problem is that the it has a lot of climbing,So Aged People may have a problem . Another thing is that they accept only in cash
  • May 6, 2017
    Nice place to visit with family, specially kids. Many things we have seen in history and civics are recreated here. Guide walks you through the museum while telling story so it becomes more interesting. They also have shop/ exhibit of shells. Only drawback is they accept cash no cards.
  • July 14, 2017
    It gives good information about the history of konkan land. Very pleasant place to spend fruitful time with family.
  • July 6, 2017
    one of the most beautiful place in ratnagiri to visit with family... specialy to know ancient konkan....while developing this project owner took care not to damage natural land slopes of the place....utilize it very creatively
  • July 9, 2017
    It's an amazing historical museum on a very natural look alike setup of how the ancient Konkan community lifestyle was. The only setback is they do not have English speaking guides.

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