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– Wax Museum and Sheesh Mahal is Rs 500 for Indians and Combo entry for International Travellers is Rs 700
– 10.00 am to 6.30 pm – Daily
-Jaipur Wax Musuem
JAIPUR WAX MUSEUM
Jaipur Wax Museum at Nahargarh Fort, a new feather added in the crown of Department of Archaeology & Museums The Nahargarh Fort, is the city’s defense fortress built at the highest point of the Aravallis, is an 18th century Indian-European architectural marvel that still stands strong and gives panoramic views of the city of Jaipur. The Jaipur Wax Museum is immortalized at this iconic Nahargarh Fort in the association with the Department of Archaeology & Museums, Government of Rajasthan.
Amidst the confines of the Nahargarh Fort at the foothills of the Aravallis lies the Jaipur wax museum, a visit of which is sure to leave you awe-struck! It has been developed by Entertainment 7 Ventures Pvt Ltd. Hosting over 30 wax statues of famed personalities, the museum is a spectacle to behold! The wax museum, as the name suggests, holds wax statues of many leading personalities such as Amitabh Bachchan, Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagat Singh, Rabindranath Tagore, Albert Einstein, Michael Jackson, Sawai Jai Singh II, Maharani Gayatri Devi and many Indian and International leads. The life-like replicas along with detailed backdrops and ingenious sets provide an overwhelming yet unique experience. The museum also has a display of the 10 foot long Bullet, Gati Gamini, the signature Rajasthan Tourism Motorbike. The timing for the wax museum and sheesh Mahal is from 10 am to 6.30 pm and open all days of the week, The ticket price per person for wax museum and Sheesh Mahal is Rs 500 for Indians, and Combo entry for International Travellers is Rs 700 for all days.
The museum is the brain child of Mr. Anoop Srivastava of Entertainment 7 Ventures Pvt. Ltd. who laid the intellectual foundation for this project with the Pink City Film Festival in 2006. A lifelike wax sculpture of the legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan was unveiled at this event. Encouraged by the response and armed with the dream of creating a one-of-its-kind museum, Mr. Srivastava teamed with several other like-minded people including sculptor Susanta Ray. A skilled team of technicians, designers etc. restored the fort and the interiors were adapted to create an attraction that would add yet another crown jewel to Rajasthan Tourism. Several days of ingenious restoration, 32 wax exhibits – each installed with a unique set and a skillfully polished fortress later, the museum is here to enthrall its visitors.
– The walls and pillars of the Sheesh Mahal has been revamped and studded with high quality inlay mirrors to replicate the opulence of the royal court from the times of Rajputana Dynasty. Here, one can experience the rich and varied heritage of the royal era. The uniquely revamped and developed formation of Sheesh Mahal has been set to give the spectators the first hand experience of the Rajputana culture. Staged at the center, there one can get self clicked dressed in the royal designer attire which has been exclusively designed by the creative team of Jaipur Wax Museum. The Sheesh Mahal also accommodates a changing room which is a splendor in itself. Sheesh Mahal, which is an extension of the spectacular Jaipur Wax Museum is a must see, one of its own kinds, reminding one and all, of the ancient years ‘Sheesh Mahal’, which was built by Maharaja Man Singh in the 16th century, leaving the patrons visiting the same with an ‘Awe-Struck’ Moment.
A unique section which was previously the Warriors’ Rest House (Vishramghar) has been uniquely crafted into a Sheesh Mahal, by a team of over 80 skilled craftsmen, who have incessantly toiled for over 180 days and charily pasted 2.5 million glass pieces of yellow, blue, red, white and green in colour on the walls of the Mahal. Upon entering, one shall witness floral motifs made out of ‘23 carat’ real gold stripes mix blend of gems and jewellery, handmade paintings, an antique’ Palkhi’ along with other rare vibrant artifacts with vibrantly coloured chandeliers suspending from the ceiling. The intricate floral patterns that have been embellished by skilled craftsman are formed with fine and even pieces of ‘Thikri’ glass. This specially treated glass, Thikri, creates an optical illusion for the onlooker as each individual piece of the glass form a separate reflection of the object.
Royal Darbar seems like nothing less than a grandeur is a sneak peek into the royal era of Rajputana Dynasty. The structure stands adjoining to the main Hall of Icon. The Royal Darbar holds in itself the timeless fables of the golden era and takes one on to a royal journey. Right from the entrance till the end, the hall which once served as the rest house of soldiers is cladded with the enchanted paintings that depicts the rich heritage of Rajputana Dynasty. The area is divided into 2 gallerias that have been hand painted with pure gold and motifs, all inspired from the history. The area holds handmade paintings and wax statues of the eminent rulers who have helped establish a great kingdom and eventually a great dynasty. The area has been innovatively turned into a gallery where people can enjoy a walk through the past. Here, one can experience the glorious yesteryear of India’s biggest and richest heritage in its purest form.