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Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

1377-78, Natu Baug, Pune 411002, India
91-020-448-2101
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Ranked #11 of 207 attractions in Pune
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Pune being my hometown, I have visited Kelkar museum a zillion times, and every single there just seems to be something or the other I missed out on my previous visit. Interesting part is it was a personal collection of Dr DG Kelekar. It amazing to believe the commitment level and the interest he developed in collecting these artifacts. Later... More

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Pune
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

A place where you can step back into time and reminiscence about the life of the people so many centuries back. The artefacts are well looked after, preserved and presented in such a way that each tells us a story. A must visit if you're a Puneite or out of Pune.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I had visited this museum some 20 years ago, when I was in school. Last month, I visited with my wife and daughter. + This is an excellent and huge collection of historical artifacts - Some of the artifacts need better maintenance - Cleaning of this whole space needs a lot of improvement - Entrance of this museum is in... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The meuseum is located in the heart of the city and has an amazing colection of artificats from our history. A must for everyone who is interested in Maharashtra's history. The sujata mastani store ( a thick shake and smootie restruant) offers the most tastiest mastani in the town

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bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

With assistance from Germany, this three floor museum showcases centuries old way of living (cooking pots, musical instruments, pasta makers, clothing, bronzes, sculptures, silver jewellery etc). Unique artefacts include Lord Ganesha made out of kitchen spoons, pans as well as tall unique doors, tambura made to look like a peacock, veena made to look like a crocodile etc. The authorities... More

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Worth visiting. It is a private collection and covers a lot of traditional indian kitchen items, various musical instruments, some of which are no longer extant. After the govt took over the up keep isn't upto standard.

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Pune
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

If you have a few hours to spare in Pune and are a basic museum enthusiast - a visit to this one is highly recommended. I've been several times - with my foreign guests - and never tire of or regret the trip. Don't drive there - unless you have a driver to look after parking issues. Just catch an... More

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Guwahati, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This museum stores a fascinating collection of the antiques personally owned by the Kelkar family. There are different sections on cultural artifacts from various parts of Maharashtra. This is the only museum in the city and is worth visiting. The architecture of the building is also designed like the historic Wada mansions of the Peth areas.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

There are lots of artifact such as front doors I don't know why he collected...) , vessels, music instruments, tapestries, scent box, kitchen goods etc. Maybe here is the only museum you can see such kind of objects in Pune. It takes 1 hour or so to see. 200 Rs. is fair price. The museum is interesting site though I... More

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I have visited quite a few museums in past couple of years, and I must say that Raja Dinkar is one of the best... With the vast collection, it will surely take you back to the glorious time India has seen. A place worth spending a day at, specially for history and art fanatics.

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