One of Jaipur's highlights, the Wax Museum here offers more than just lifelike statues!
Travelling to Jaipur with an eye that craves spectacular pieces of art? Then you can't miss the famous extravaganza of modern creativity, the Jaipur Wax Museum, blooming amid the city's rich legacy. Touted as the first wax museum of the world to be opened at a heritage site, it is housed in the 300-year old Nahargarh Fort, situated at the foothills of the Aravalli Range. The museum carries wax crafted exhibits of over 30 renowned personalities from around the world and a scintillating palace of mirrors, assuring its visitors moments full of magic!
Life-like replicas set up amidst realistic surroundings
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The museum has differentiated its galleries based on a myriad range of themes and showcased them in the 'Shastragaar' and 'Vishraamghar' divisions of the historical fort. Appreciated by visitors of all ages, the museum is an absolute treat for the young ones.
Be it history, cinema, sports, literature or art; you will find your favourites from every field here. From international icons like Messi and Michael Jackson to the revered Indian personalities like Sachin Tendulkar, Rajnikant and Kalpana Chawla, the statues in the Hall of Icons will certainly leave you awe-struck! The realistic replicas set up amidst scenic surroundings guarantee an overwhelming experience for all.
Not just statues, the wax museum has a lot to offer!
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The Royal Darbar area of the museum presents a striking display of paintings that speak of Rajasthan's rich history. Laying out a magnificent array of artworks ornamented with pure gold motifs, the room also includes wax statues of Rajasthan's prestigious royalties like Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh and Rajmata Gayatri Devi.
Shining bright as an example of Rajasthan's iconic artistry, is the Sheesh Mahal part of the museum complex. It was built by Maharaja Man Singh in the 16th century and has been revived by the recent attempts of restoration. With over 2.5 million elements of the finest glasswork, the optical illusion created in the palace assures you of an unforgettable experience. Gati Gamini, a 10-foot-long Royal Enfield Bullet is one of the major attractions of the museum.
Instituted by the Entertainment 7 Ventures Pvt Ltd, the museum is open for visitors on all days from 10 AM to 6 PM. Currently, a visit to the museum costs ₹500 for Indians and ₹700 for foreign nationals. While personal photography is prohibited inside the premises, you can get yourself clicked at ₹25 per copy.
Though the state of Rajasthan has ample to offer when it comes to art and architecture, the wax museum is surely one the highlights. An hour-long drive from the Jaipur railway station, the museum adds to the state's majesty and splendour. If you're exploring your ways through Jaipur, this place deserves a spot in your schedule!