Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum Pune – A Mind–Blowing Personal Collection

Whenever I visit a new place, I make it sure that I don’t miss some unique and interesting places of the city, so when our trip to Pune was chalked out I searched for the interesting sightseeing places of this well-planned city and Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum Pune attracted my attention. Admittedly, when going on a family vacation, places like this cater to the interest of everyone of the family. True to our perception, we decided to visit the museum on the very first day on which we reached the city of Pune. Since we reached Pune around 2 o’clock in the morning we had time to rest and freshen up and prepare ourselves to visit this place.

Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum Building

Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum Building | Image Resource : en.wikipedia.org

Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum Pune

Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum Pune | Image Resource : propertydirection.com

Since childhood I have visited the Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad a number of times. Taking a tour of the museum used to irritate me in the childhood, since I had to walk for a long time. But with the passage of time this irritation has changed into fondness as I love encountering new artistic objects and old collections. The reason behind my interest to visit the Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum Pune lies in the history of this museum. This is a display of the personal collections of Dr Dinkar G Kelkar and they were dedicated to the fond memories of his loving son Raja who met an untimely death.

Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum | Image Resource : travelzunlimited.blogspot.com

There is a good collection of sculptures that are dated back to the 14th century. Not only sculptures but the museum also showcases a collection of diverse items consisting of an array of sarees, ornaments made of ivory, gold and silver. It’s amazing to see the wide range of interest of the collector of the museum, which was evident from the different items of his collection. A unique piece of display was the Lord Ganesha made of kitchen spoons, pans and tall unique doors. There are also musical instruments shaped as peacock and crocodiles. The stock of old utensils gives an idea of the lifestyle of the earlier people. The museum indeed was a good experience for us as after that we were also waiting to visit the Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park Pune.

Peacock Shaped Musical Instruments

Peacock Shaped Musical Instruments | Image Resource : travelzunlimited.blogspot.com

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