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Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

1377-78, Natu Baug, Pune 411002, India
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Ranked #8 of 209 Attractions in Pune
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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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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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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Vadodara, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

collection systematically divided, 75% artifacts from gujarat. personal trith ust run but amazing. it is just superb with huge no. of things explained beautifully...

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Pune, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The museum is located centrally in the city. It has a variety of items and artefacts from recent history and gives you an interesting glimpse into the lives of our ancestors including musical instruments, kitchen gadgets, fashion & make up tools etc

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

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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