Timing: 10 am to 6 pm (All days)
Location: Amer Road, Ramgarhmode, Jal Mahal, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Entry Fees: Rs500 for Indians, Rs700 for Foreigners
The beautiful city of Jaipur is known for its marvelous historical architecture and its vibrant culture that invites tourists from over the globe throughout the year. Sites ranging from huge forts, and temples, to modern edifices and museums, make up the grand city of Jaipur in Rajasthan. One of the famous attractions in Jaipur is the Wax Museum which is the first wax museum in the world to be established at a heritage site. The Wax Museum gained appreciation in a short span of time for being at par with international standards and is experiencing a horde of visitors every day.
Located inside the Nahargarh Fort, the Wax Museum in Jaipur has over 30 life-size statues of renowned personalities, many of whom have been pioneers in their particular fields and have been sculpted by India’s senior-most wax sculptor, Mr. Susanta Roy. The statues in the museum are enhanced by beautifully created backdrops and sets that complement the statues. The museum also showcases the Gati Gamini, a 10-foot long Royal Enfield Bullet, which is the Signature Rajasthan Tourism Motorbike.
The Wax Museum in Jaipur has displays under sections known as Royal Darbar and Hall of Icons. The Royal Darbar section takes the visitors back to the royal era and the exhibits here illustrate the majestic statues of the ‘‘Maharajas and the Maharanis of Jaipur’’ in an elaborate manner. Another splendid exhibit in this section is ‘’The Journey of the Jaipur Gemstone’’ which depicts the development of priceless heirlooms and treasures through the centuries. Two galleries in this section display hand-painted pure gold motifs that are inspired by the magnificent Rajputana history and a separate royal setting where visitors can get themselves clicked wearing a royal outfit. The next section is the Hall of Icons where statues of renowned personalities from all over the world are placed including celebrities, film stars, national heroes, sports personalities, etc. Some of the most iconic statues in the museum are Amitabh Bachchan, Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagat Singh, Rabindranath Tagore, Albert Einstein, Michael Jackson, Sawai Jai Singh II, and Maharani Gayatri Devi.
After exploring the museum, it is advised to visit the Sheesh Mahal which is an extension of the Nahargarh Fort and was constructed by Maharaja Man Singh in the 16th century. The walls of the Sheesh Mahal are studded with high-quality inlay mirrors which exhume royal grandeur and prosperity. On your trip to Jaipur, a visit to the Wax Museum is a must which will offer you a glimpse into the rich and vibrant heritage of the Rajputana culture.