Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

The Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum is located in the city of Pune in Maharashtra. The museum offers a rare anthology of Indian artifacts that reflect the myriad tales of legacy within archways and corridors. The Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum houses the largest one-man collection in the world. The collection of Dr. Kelkar, whose work is dedicated to his late son. The collection contains around 22,000 artifacts which mirrors everyday life in India and the historic culture and traditions. Dr. Kelkar’s main goal was to gather “the best of Indian folk art and craftsmanship.” The museum artifacts include a variety of daily artifacts ranging from textiles, sculptures, and antique vessels of copper and swords that belong to Peshwa empire warriors. The Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum was established in 1962.