The museum has nearly 20,000 collections of objects paintings, handicrafts, armour-suits, musical instruments and many other objects of art and artifacts collected from all over the world. The building has been designed in a Rajasthani-style, but the galleries give a clear depiction of the life and culture of the Marathas. Dinkar Kelkar spent almost 60 years traveling and purchasing objects from the remote areas and towns of India. Dividing into 36 sections, the collections are confined mostly to everyday life like pots, lamps, containers, nutcrackers, pen stands. ‘Mastani Mahal’ is regarded to be the masterpiece to this museum, which was erected here in its original form.
At the entrance to the Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, the ornate wooden arch depicting Agni and Indra greets you… a breathtaking lamp welcomes you… and at once you are transported into a world of wonders.
Timings: 9 am to 6 pm (open all days)
Entry fee: Rs 15
Getting there: On Bajirao Road, near the famous Abhinav Kala Mandir, this is easily accessible from Deccan which is 2-3 kms away. Best way to make your way is through a rickshaw or a two wheeler as it is in the heart of the city.
Compiled by: Townpune.com Team