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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  • I a nice spot to visit ... Shows how people were in the early days ... Good for kids to know ... Guide is there which explains all the stuff and takes you around in groups ... It is located in quite s...  more »
  • Prachin Konkan is an exhibition depicting life in villages of Konkan centuries ago. It shows the 12 Balutedars & their respective profession. It showcases how they lived & earn livelihood. The best pa...  more »
  • This museum depicts the life in Konkan about 500 years back. Its a beautiful place. You have guides who narrate stories as you move along. The place is built on hilly terrain and there is enough tree ...  more »
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  • Beautiful place depicting the beauty and history of Konkan . There is a guided tour which easily takes up 30-40 mins. They even have a handicraft and refreshment centre. One tip would be to wear comfortable shoes and apply insect repellent as you will be exploring through a man made jungle like area
  • Too much to walk uphill. Not recommended for elderly persons. Overall it's ok. Have created a small artificial cave (mind ur head while entering). U get a guide who explains all the ancient culture. They explain well and are able to answer your questions.
  • Every ganpati pule visitor must visit this place to know more about amcho konkan....😀
  • This museum is around 5 mins distance from Ganpatipule temple. Overall good place to see how the traditional konkan village would look like. They also have staff who provide additional information about the history. Entry fees per person is Rs 30. Sculptures here are just average, Sculptures in similar traditional museum called Shivkalin Khedegaon near Pratapgad is beautiful.
  • Excellent place to visit with Family. They provide free guide which will give you all information needed.

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