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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. PutRaja 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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  • From the outside, it appears to be a small museum but once inside there are multiple floors (Lift is also available). There are good artefacts at display and arrangement of these is as per...  more »
  • It was good experience over here though the museum is small but the sculpture and the art presentation of the museum is amazing. Theme of the museum is fabulous. worth coming here.  more »
  • Stellar collection. You'd never know its size from the street. Jam-packed - plan on lots of time, especially if you know something about local history. One key place this museum could improve is in the lack of interpretive information. I got a lot out of it because I was there with a local friend who was extremely well-informed. But on your own, it's just a large collection of beautiful objects. Maybe a rental audio guide, more plaques, etc. Maybe even an identifiable docent on each floor? Really do take the time. You'll be happy you did..
  • I have been to a lot of the 'major' world museums, and Kelkar is comparable! There were so many surprising artifacts, such as an erotic nutcracker collection! (yes, that's what I said!) And musical instruments, life-sized sculptures, wood carvings, clothes, lighting, and other fascinations. The curators are multi-lingual and graciously offer further information, genuinely having an interest in the displays. If you go to Pune, you need to see this place

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