Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Pune

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Visit Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum to witness a part of the staggering amount of artifacts and objects collected by a local doctor. Dinkar G. Kelkar started collecting objects in the 1920s, and went on to found the museum 1962 in memory of his son Raja who died at the age of seven. Admire the vast array of relics, mostly from the 18th and 19th centuries, with origins from all over India. See artworks, decorative items, utensils, musical instruments, and a multitude of other pieces that form the eclectic display. Put Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum into our Pune travel itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Though like all tourist places in the area the entrance for foreigners is exhorbitant compared the Indians this was well worth the visit with a very good collection of artefacts and displays.  more »
  • The museum has a huge collection of artifacts from various periods and genre. Most of the collection has been maintained well and is displayed in an informative manner. The management take quite inter...  more »
  • Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum looks small and humble from outside but is huge and bright from inside. The museum has good collection of Indian musical instruments. There is also a room that is the exact r...  more »
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  • For all those who are interested in our history and culture, this place is wow! The Kelkar collection is displayed nicely. There are different floors,each displaying a variety of awe-inspiring statues, doors, idols, swords etc. I was really surprised to see such collections as they were really beautiful. I wondered how great our history has been. Photography is allowed on a pay of Rs100/-.Initially i didn't opt for the photos,but when i entered, i immediately regreted my decision.I went back,payed Rs100/-, and then just completely enjoyed such artistic displays. Rush is moderate, so it's quite comfortable to roam around and click pics.Actually, it's location is a bit in the interiors of the city,so rush isn't an issue. It took me around 3.5 hrs to complete the museum tour. If you are an ancient lover and interested in "never seen before" things, go to this location...You definitely won't regret.
  • Collection is quite good, but very poorly maintained museum. They earn revenue from entrance fees and the souvenir shop; without proper revenue it is impossible to maintain a place. Entrance fee is ₹50. They charge ₹100 for mobile photography and give a badge for the same. When I visited the museum with my partner, we saw at least 10-12 visitors. Everyone of them taking pictures; surprisingly other than us no one was wearing mobile photography tag. If visitors want to cheat on them they will never earn enough to maintain the place. Hence, visit the place give them their dues, they have few interesting stuff in the souvenir shop. We need to protect our heritage, don't we?
  • It is unbelievable that one person could collect such treasure in his lifetime. The museum is almost comparable to National Museum in New Delhi. The museum is separated according different eras in the history and artifacts of mainly 300-400 years are covered. Dedicated car parking is available and tickets cost around Rs. 50 for Indians and Rs. 500 for foreign nationals. MUST VISIT PLACE IN PUNE.
  • It's one of the historic place to be visted if you are in pune. As the name states it has a collection of old items used by our earlier generations . Good place to take your kids to show them our older generation equipment for cooking cloths daily items Etc. The list is endless. 1 star being deducted as parking vehicles in this area is a pain . After the visit to this museums you can have authentic Marathi good severed in small cafe in that same area. The your to this museums becomes more delight if you find group of students who have come on picnic and are visiting this place . Its a delight to spend time with this kind if crowd there
  • It's one of the best museums in pune. Best artifacts and carved ancient history can be seen here. As well as some paintings, weapons,variety of local and extinct musical instruments also can be seen. Must visit destination in Pune.

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