Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

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    Location: No.1377/78, Kamal Kunj, Bajirao Rd, Natu Baag, Shukrawar Peth, Pune, Maharashtra 411002, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1 hour

    Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum is in Pune, Maharashtra and It contains the collection of Dinkar G. Kelkar (1896–1990), dedicated to the memory of his only son, Raja, and a three-story building houses various sculptures dating back to the 14th century. There are ornaments made of ivory, silver, and gold, musical instruments, war weapons, and vessels.


    One of the most attractive features of this Museum is the replica of the Mastani Mahal, originally built in the year 1734 This room, with its luxurious décor, and grand chandelier artistic paintings present a setting, similar to that of the palace.


    The collection was started around 1920, and by 1960 it contained around 15,000 objects. In 1962 The museum was established, and in 1975 Dr. Kelkar donated his collection to the Government of Maharashtra.

    The museum now holds over 20,000 objects of which 2,500 are kept on display These consist of Indian decorative items from everyday life and other art objects, mostly from the 18th and 19th centuries. This museum’s collection depicts the skills of the Indian artists of the time, including the prominent works of Pandit Abhijeet Joshi.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Inside this Museum premises, you will find Research and Storage facilities. Inside the complex, the Institute of Musicology and Fine Arts is also located, and you can visit the museum from 10 am to 5:30 pm, for a charge of a minimal fee.

    Opening Hours

    10.00 am to 5.30 pm is the visiting time of this place.

    Entry & Others Fees

    • 10 per person for Children below 12 yrs
    •  50 per person for Adults above 12 yrs
    •  50 per person for Foreigners (Children)
    •  200 per person for Foreigners (Adults)
    • Museum entry is free for Blind and disabled people

    How to Reach

    By air: Pune international airport is the nearby airport from this place. You can easily reach there by air.

    By rail: Pune railway is the near railway from this place.

    By road: By can easily reach this place by road. You can take a bus to reach Pune city first then take a cab to reach this place. Otherwise, you can hire a car or cab to reach this place directly.

    Tips for Travellers

    You must carry a water pot and necessary things that you needed the most.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, it’s safe.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, it’s allowed and free of cost.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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