Rajasthan has always attracted tourists not only from India but from all over the world. The unique and rich Rajasthani culture, colourful attire, Rajasthani famous food, the huge and marvelous Palaces, strong and mighty forts, the long and wide desert never fails to amaze tourists and always welcomes them with a warm heart. Rajasthan tourism always tries to satisfy tourists with the unique and memorable memories and experiences and to achieve this, Rajasthan has added one more feather to its hat by setting up the first ever International standard Museum which is located at the heritage place. The Jaipur Wax Museum has become one the most famous attraction of Jaipur and Rajasthan.
The Jaipur Wax museum has set its base in the Vishraamghar and Shastraagaar sections of the Nahargarh fort which was built in the 18th century. The Nahargarh fort which was seen many a times in famous Bollywood movies such as Jodha Akbar, Rang de Basanti is famous for its picturesque view of the city and is even one of the most visited fort in Jaipur.
The Jaipur Wax museum has around 30-35 wax statues of some famous personalities which are from various fields such as movies, sports, freedom fighters, national personalities, etc. Some of these famous personalities in wax museum are Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, Albert Einstein, Dalai Lama, Bhagat Singh, Amitabh Bachchan, Kalpana Chawla, Mother Teresa, Jackie Chan, Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni and many more such influential people. All these lifelike wax statues are placed in “Hall of Icons”, the hall from where the tour to wax museum begins. Every exhibit is carved with complete details and artistically designed setups. The museum has one more attraction and that is kids area. This special area is completely dedicated to kids and has some famous kid’s characters like Doremon, Spiderman, Ironman, etc.
Many visitors that are planning to visit the museum also visit the Vishraamgha, the warrior’s rest area situated on the basement. The royal courtroom from 18th century has beautiful display of paintings, a royal buggy, traditional costumes, antiques, artifacts and interactive statues.
To make your visit more memorable at the museum, visit the Sheesh Mahal which is on the top floor of Vishramghar. The sheesh mahal is a complete art piece of marvelous mirror work which contains extraordinary thikri mirror work which dates back to many centuries. More than 100 artists worked on this mirror work and used around 2.5 million glass parts to make this marvelous and interesting visual illusions.
Gati Gamini, a 10 ft long bullet bike placed at the entryway of the museum catches attention of the visitors. Jaipur Wax Museum also has other exciting amenities such as ‘The One Minute Maharaja’ where one gets to dress like a Maharaja and can actually experience the life of royal family in real life settings. Don’t forget to catch a moment in royal attire. Additionally, one can spend some time in shopping at the beautifully stocked souvenir shop and can buy some stunning gifts.
The Jaipur wax museum is the outcome of excellent work of its founders, architects, technicians and team of designers. The museum opened to all public from 17th December, 2016.
A visit to the wax museum is surely going to be a memorable experience from younger to older.
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