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Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum was established in 1962 by Dinkar Kelkar in the fond memory of Raja his son who died in young age. The museum is located at the busy Bajirao Road in the heart of the Pune city in Maharashtra state of India. The museum exhibits the variety of artifacts that depicts the diversity of culture in India. It houses various sculptures dating back to 14th century. The museum also hosts the wide collection of Ornaments made of ivory, silver and gold, musical instruments, war weapons and vessels.
The museum comprises of 20000 different articles, all are personally collected by Baba Dinkar Kelkar. It also houses the artifacts from all over the world from the Mughal and the Maratha periods. The collection at the museum also include paintings, nut crackers and Ganpati’s guns, carved palace doors, pottery and a number of musical instruments. Dr. started collecting items for the museum in 1920. Raja Dinkar Kelkar museum comprises of artifacts from everyday life dating back from 18th and 19th century. Apart from all that, the museum is further exhibited with the items including Door frames, vessels, ornaments, musical instruments, paintings and carvings. Carving of Lord Ganesha on the seed and idol of Lord Ganesha shown with his trunk towards the left is one of the main attractions at the museum.
Visit the museum from 8.30 am – 6 pm to known about the vast culture of Maharashtra in detail.