Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

Bajirao Road
Pune, MH - 411002

Type: Arts Museums
020 2448 2101
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The Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, situated in Pune, Maharashtra, India, is a remarkable repository of art, artifacts, and everyday objects collected by Dr. Dinkar G. Kelkar, a prominent scholar, archaeologist, and historian. Established in 1962, the museum is named in honor of Dr. Kelkar's son, Raja, who died tragically at a young age.

The museum's collection is vast and diverse, spanning various aspects of Indian art, culture, and history. It includes over 20,000 artifacts, ranging from sculptures, paintings, and textiles to musical instruments, utensils, and household items. Dr. Kelkar meticulously collected these artifacts over several decades, showcasing the richness and diversity of Indian heritage.

One of the highlights of the Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum is its impressive collection of wooden artifacts, which includes intricately carved doors, windows, pillars, and furniture from different regions of India. These artifacts reflect the exquisite craftsmanship and architectural styles prevalent across the country.

In addition to its wooden artifacts, the museum also houses a remarkable array of stone sculptures, bronze statues, terra-cotta figurines, and metalwork, providing visitors with insights into India's rich artistic traditions and cultural heritage.

The Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum is housed in a distinctive Rajasthani-style building, designed to resemble a royal palace, complete with ornate arches, domes, and balconies. The museum's architecture adds to its charm and provides a fitting backdrop for its impressive collection.

Overall, the Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum is a treasure trove of Indian art and culture, offering visitors a unique opportunity to journey through the centuries and explore the rich tapestry of India's heritage. Whether you're an art enthusiast, a history buff, or simply curious about the cultural heritage of India, the museum promises a fascinating and enriching experience.

Besides this arts museum, there are twenty-one more arts museums listed in Pune. There's also fifty-six attractions listed in this city in other categories. You will find the exact location of Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum on the map above. If you need any other information on Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum that is not listed here, please call 020 2448 2101.

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