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Prachin Konkan Museum, Ganpatipule

(3.7/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
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. To visit Prachin Konkan Museum on your holiday in Ganpatipule, and find out what else Ganpatipule has to offer, use our Ganpatipule vacation trip planner.
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  • Good place to visit with family. Provides an overview of Konkan habitat. Rs. 30 per person, guide included. Overall it takes about 45-60 minutes to cover it fully. Long walks, sneakers recommended and...  more »
  • The place is just average with no ancient konkan culture. There are only few statues here and there of common people like fisherman, blacksmith, goldsmith, carpenter, grocery stores, fish market etc. ...  more »
  • The museum is very well maintained. They provide excellent guide for museum tour. One must take young children for fun and education. Its in open but very cool and clean. Ample parking for tourist. 
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  • Very good informative place for understanding konkan lifestyle since ages... Might be difficult for elder people and those who have knee problem, approax. 2 k.m.walking is required for full museum visit, entry pass can be obtained from main gate, hindi and marathi guides available free for guidance. Water is available inside museum and one souvenir shop for gifts buying and some snacks/colddrinks are available. Photography is allowed. Must visit the place.
  • Lovely place. A different kind of open museum A trail walk with difference . Good exposure to nature based knowledge. Good guides
  • Lovely little museum showcasing how Konkan life used to be. Guide was knowledgeable. We learnt a lot about life and culture of days gone by. They have musical instruments that are 150 years old.
  • Nice showcase of old Konkani village and good collection of sea shells.
  • Takes you back few centuries down the lane and explains the evolution of generation in Konkan area. The guide service is good. But nothing great about the place