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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. 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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  • Pracheen Kokan museum was nothing similar to any other museum that I have ever seen. More appropriately it can be called a village where you will get a complete feeling of old Kokan culture, people, l...  more »
  • Must place to visit if you have gone to Ganpatiplue. Guides are good, they gave every minute details about Prachin Konkan.  more »
  • This is one of the place one must visit while in Ganpatipule. After the beach and the temple , have a great lunch in one of the local restaurant and head to the Museum. It really gives you a good view...  more »
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  • 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
  • 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.
  • It gives good information about the history of konkan land. Very pleasant place to spend fruitful time with family.
  • 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
  • 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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