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Mahatma Gandhi's Dream Village

by Shwetha 3 year, 8 months ago

A wax museum which has carved each sculpture to perfection, brining out the finer details of everyday village life in India - Siddhagiri Gramjivan

Wondering why we are referring to village life on a travel sight, sit back and enjoy this ride which will take you straight to the centre of all the action at Siddhagiri Gramjivan in Kolhapur.

At the first sight it looks straight out of a travelers photologue, a closer look and you realize that this is actually a beautiful wax museum, where each of these pieces have been carved to perfection so musch so that they almost come alive. 

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Phase 1 of this master piece museum spans over 7 Acres of area with almost 80 main scenes and around 300 statues

Located on the Pune-Bangalore highway, this museum is the best stop over ana hidden gem to most people. An effort to bring Mahatma Gandhi’s dream village to life, each piece here is carved to perfection with an aim to recreate history of a self sufficient village before the invasion of the Mughals in Maharashtra.

Each scene on display in this museum brings to life the little nuances of everyday village life beautifully. Looking more keenly at the whole cluster of daily village life scenes, one can see that this is a portrayal weaved in a story about a village which lived as one big happy family, untouched by modern day life.

After a visit to this beautiful one of a kind museum, I think to myself, why go all the way to  Madame Tussauds when we have such a beautiful museum representing the real India and real people!

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Thanx Shweta for the input. I stayed in Belgaum for over two years and used to travel to Pune every quarter but never knew about this Siddhagiri Gramjivan. I regret having missed it. Next time I am around that area, I will definately visit this place.
There is a similar temple in Kutch District of Gujarat about 20 Kms from MANDVI ( Where the film, HUM DIL DE CHUKE SANAM ...more
Posted by AS Deshpande 2 year, 9 months ago

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