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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  • Not much of a museum person but was amazed with variety of collection there.. We generally do not tend to give much attention to places within the same city we live but this is a must see for everyone...  more »
  • Awesome place. We can never expect these place. Collection is very good with good history. I am very happy to visit this place. I like it. Fee is rs 5 per head. Good location.  more »
  • historical museum but i not liked much. Even ticket cost is not justifying. you can bring children of age 8-12.  more »
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  • Awesome treasure trove of ancient articles. I had visited this museum in my childhood and then again now. The collection of historical articles of day to day life as well as musical instruments is amazing. Expect to spend 1-2 hours here and you would be learning a lot in the process. Only con I can think of is the reduced displays. As a child I remember seeing so much more. Seems some of the older displays have gone or being moved for safe keeping. The ticket was a nominal Rs. 50 with a separate ticket if you want to do photography.
  • 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.
  • Awesome place. We can never expect these place. Collection is very good with good history. I am very happy to visit this place. I like it. Fee is rs 5 per head. Good location.
  • Nice Museum. Good collection of so many ancient things. But ticket rate is high and you don't get parking here. You have to park your vehicle's any other place.
  • 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?

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