Prachin Konkan is a well-known tourist attraction in Ganapatipule, Maharashtra. It is an open-air museum that is spread over 3 acres of land. Being an open-air museum, it reflects the ancient Konkan lifestyle. This museum was built in the year 2004 and it gained an immense popularity within a shorter period of time. Visitors from different parts of Maharashtra visit this museum to know the culture and lifestyle of the Konkanis in the previous era.
It Is Known For:-
1) As per the name ‘Prachin Konkan’, it translates into ‘Ancient Konkan’. This museum is a place that tells about the lifestyle of the people of Konkan region 500 years ago.
2) The entire museum is set amid the green surroundings of a small forest. There are various exhibits that narrate about the Konkani people, their culture, profession, and much more.
3) There are various sculptures like the potter, snake charmer, tribesman, barber, cobbler etc.
4) A sculpture of Chhatrapati Shivaji and Lord Parshuram has also been installed in this museum because Konkani people had a lot of faith in them.
5) A particular section of this museum is dedicated to the vast collection of pearls and seashells. The rarest seashells are displayed the gallery.
Best Time To Visit:-
Prachin Konkan is one among the must-see tourist attractions in the region of Ganapatipule. Since it draws visitors on a large scale, this place can be visited throughout the year. The summer and monsoon are the seasons that should be avoided while visiting this museum.
The entry to this museum is free for kids but paid for adults. Photography is chargeable and is strictly not allowed in the pearl gallery.
Prachin Konkan is a famous tourist attraction and has a well-established connection of roadways and railways. The local jeeps, vans, and taxis are the best mode for visiting this place.
Nearest Railway Station:- Ratnagiri Railway Station
Nearest Airport:- Ratnagiri Airport
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