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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the popular museums in Pune?

Shikha Gautam DEC 10 2012
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You will be more than happy to know that Pune, the cultural capital of Maharashtra, is adorned with several museums. Whether you are a history buff or an art lover, the city welcomes you with open arms and promises you some interesting insights. Apart from the fantastic places to visit in Pune, come and take a look at popular museums in Pune:

  • Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

    Housed in a traditional Rajasthani style building, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum boasts of an interesting collection of most exquisite Indian arts and crafts. Just step in and be rest assured that you are in for a lovely and memorable experience. You will love to explore the 36 sections that have temple doors, carved palaces, stunning 17th century paintings, traditional Indian lamps, centuries old pottery and a lot more. Make sure you don’t miss the Mastani Mahal which is an architectural masterpiece.

    Address: Chavhan Road
    Shukrawar Peth
    Telephone: +91-20-24482101

  • Tribal Cultural Museum
    If you are interested in having a look at a rare collection of the exquisite tribal jewellery, then head straight to the Tribal Cultural Museum. It boasts of a collection from the secluded parts of the country, the museum can be termed as a treasure trove for the stunning tribal jewellery.

    Address: Tribal Research & Training Institute
    28, Queen’s Garden

  • National War Museum
    Built in the year 1997, The National War Museum is one of its kind landmark in Pune. Express Citizens' Forum was behind the idea for establishing this museum and subsequently it was converted into reality. Everyone- from the common citizens to corporate honchos, contributed wholeheartedly for building the museum. Today, the memorial stands 25 feet tall and is one of the popular attractions in Pune.

    Address: Ghorpadi Gaon

  • Darshan Museum
    Ever thought that a museum could have a light and sound show? Sounds intriguing, isn’t it? Well, we bring to you Darshan Museum, which is exactly what we mentioned above. Coming back to the show, the 100 minute show, which illustrates the life of Sadhu Vaswani, takes you to his entire life cycle. The show is an artistic retreat and technological masterpiece at the same time. It implements the Pepper's Ghost technology for creating the real 3D effects where the set is real but the actors are merely projections of light. You can also treat yourself to a large spectrum of artwork that is housed at the museum. A must visit for you if you want to indulge yourself to some visual treats, Darshan Museum is the place to be.

    Address: Sadhu Vaswani Chowk
    Near Railway Station

Visit these museums in Pune, enrich yourself with something spectacular and come back with interesting and lifetime memories.

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