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Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

1377-78, Natu Baug, Pune 411002, India
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Ranked #8 of 210 Attractions in Pune
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Pune, India
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

It is a multi storey museum right in the heart of Pune city. Has a good collection of old collectibles including clothes, coins, utensils and few ivory items. Good visit for school children and antique lovers.

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Washington State
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

One optician spent all of his extra cash and time scouring the country for beautiful examples of folk art. The results is this amazing collection housed in his home (now the home of his family). Being inside the remarkable building is part of the fun of the museum. Be sure to peek out into the interior courtyard as you pass... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This museum is a labour of love of history and artifacts of one man. The collection is amazing and is well maintained. A must visit place for history lovers!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nested on the busy Bajirao road, this place offers insight into our heritage, culture, etc. Many items from North to South and from East to West are on display here. A must visit location with our children to educate them.

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Newdelhi india
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It is a must see in Pune with its quaint collections of Indian artifacts displayed in 36 sections.These sections are displayed to the public in rotation & you cannot see all the treasure in one go.The Museum displays a wealth of antiques,carved palace doors,pottery,miniatures,collection of many nut crackers,lamps,musical items,Hookah pieces,combs & other items from the Moghul & Maratha periods. Make... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is unique type of museum in India. It is second largest museum in India made by personal collection of individual. Largest one is Salarjang museum in Hyderabad but he was ruler there and quite rich too. Mr. Dinkar Kelkar in Pune collected lot of articles, monumnets and historical items by request, barter, purchase etc. He collected it for long... More

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Kuwait, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is one of the best & oldest museum in Pune, which should not be missed out by tourists visiting Pune. It has a collection lot of historical items of Indian culture & society. It is located in old Pune city & therefore, it is prudent to take proper guidance about how to reach there from local guide or from... More

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A very well maintained private museum. Life time collection of Raja Dinkar Kelkar. Many weapons, Statues, Utensils, Clothes, Musical Equipments of medieval India are well preserved here. Mastani Mahal - Is preserved as it is in this museum. and this is the must see part. All history lovers... Must visit.. Note - They do charge for taking photos videos etc.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Surprisingly large collection of exhibits with some descriptions in English. Well maintained and arranged in a logical manner. Entrance fee of 200 INR for foreigners plus an extra 75 INR for a mobile camera. Worthwhile paying the camera fee as some of the exhibits are quite interesting and warrant a photo. This is certainly one of the better attractions in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

A one man collection preserved well in an old wada. Worth a visit, maybe two. Situated in old byline of Pune you can combine it with a walk through Mandai and Tulsi Baug

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