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Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

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15,000 Collectibles & A War Zone: Five Reasons To Visit Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

Avirat posted on 03 October

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To understand the people, their culture, it is essential that we look into the history of the city. And what could be a better place to peek into history of the historic city of Pune than Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum! There’s something for every kind of person in Pune!

Majestic Architecture

There’s nothing better than taking a trip through a museum that’s got intricately carved archways in the lobbies, high ceilings with old and rare designed chandeliers and so many things which are jaw dropping!

The Textile Wing

From hand-fans {hath pankha}, Paithani Sarees with real gold zaris to Kurtas and robes worn by Kings and Queens of the bygone era, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum has an entire wing dedicated to the changing fashion trends since almost the 15th century!

The War Zone

Swords, Dand-pattas, Arrows, spears, shield which were once used on battle fields and conquered greatness now adorn the galleries of the Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum and leave the onlookers awestruck!

Over 15,000 Collectibles

The founder of the Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum,  Dr. Dinkar G. Kelkar, travelled across the length and breath of the entire country to collect artifacts such as 14th century sculptures, rare armoury, statues, jewellery, chariots and even doors! This museum offers a lot form almost every sphere of the society!

Mastani Mahal

One the favourite and controversial character of history of Pune is the favourite concubine of Peshwa Bajirao, Mastani. At Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, you’d find an entire wing depicting what would supposedly be a living room of the original Mastani Mahal with cushions, chandeliers, bedding and much more made from what remained of the original Mastani Mahal!

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Museums

Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

Location Details
locationShukrawar Peth

1377-78, Natu Baug, Off Bajirao Road, Mandai, Shukrawar Peth, Pune

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Museums

Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

locationShukrawar Peth