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“Too Much for One Visit.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
Ranked #11 of 272 things to do in Pune
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London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Too Much for One Visit.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

Wonderful artefacts from India's past, from textiles and utensils to dieties and vessels. Take your time, visit more than once, cos there is too much to take in in one go.

Visited June 2012
8 Thank roberciku
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“A museum by Kelkar which almost steals your heart”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

This museum on Bajirao Road is a marvel and a must see for tourists. It comprises of rare exhibits and artifacts from all over the country and dates back to the Mughal and the Maratha periods. Paintings, nut crackers, Ganpati's guns, carved palace doors, pottery, number of musical instruments, murtis of Shri Ganesha, Shiva and Parvati with paintings showing scenes from Ramayana and paintings in manuscript are on display. Another attraction is armours made of fish scales and crocodile skin, pistols, long barrelled muskets, daggers, shields, swords and small cannons.
For those who want to experience the rich and tasteful lifestyle of maharajas in the 18th century, there is a big collection including nut-cutters of different shapes and sizes, betel boxes, lime containers and spittoons.
There is a room in the museum which is a recreation of the Mastani Mahal. It has a luxurious setting, colourful paintings and chandeliers, all to give the feel of a palace.

Visited August 2012
9 Thank simraneh
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“love our history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

have to check out the collection. one place to surely take your friends from out of the country. rich cultural heritage that India had. wishing we had saved more of such stuff. Thanks a ton for the initiative and a great display.

8 Thank SuhasGujarathi
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“Good collection of varied artifacts”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

Real good collection of varied artifacts from different ages, religions, regions, and also different types.

You will find things varying from - a stone statue, massive wooden doors, lamps, musical instruments, weapons, utensils, paintings, brass items, sandalwood items, and many more.

Must visit once.

Visited July 2012
8 Thank raj04
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“large collection of artefacts”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2012

in a street, suddenly you see the board of a museum named after raja d kelkar. it is on 4 floors and has everything from a normal earthen pot to exclusive jewellery. large sized statues of bronze, wood and marble are worth seeing. wt i liked the most was the amazing collection of kitchen items in wonderful designs. no words to explain the palace of mastani, shifted here from its original place. in last you can a vcd for ur favourite section.

Visited July 2012
9 Thank naveenjain
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