(Last Updated on : 25-04-2016)
Jawahar Toy Museum is a premier attraction in Puducherry
, conveniently accessible being located close to the Old Light House on the Goubert Avenue, near the Gandhi Maidan. Housing a unique assortment of a wide variety of toys and decorated dolls, collected from different parts of the country, thus vibrantly representing and showcasing the diverse culture of different regions of India. The Jawahar Toy Museum, more likely a doll's house, is commonly visited by children who are fond of decorated and ornamented puppets and playthings.
Boasting a collection of over 120 dolls, designed and decorated, a visit to the Jawahar Toy Museum is a fascinating experience for children and connoisseurs of dolls. The costumes
on the dolls are on the lines of traditional attire that is evident to the rich culture of the country. Since 120 dolls unravel different states
of the country, dazzling dolls from Punjab
and southern states leave the visitors mesmerized. The artistry in terms of designs and embellishments play a vital part too when it comes to the excellence of the museum.
The most loved section of the museum amongst the children is the one that exhibits a fairyland with the puppet doll of the Lord Ganesha
, watching over the proceedings. Besides being one of the best museums in Puducherry
, the museum is also informative as it educates children who gather in huge numbers about different aspects of India, including the very valuable concept Unity in diversity, widely practised in the country. The Jawahar Toy Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on all days except Mondays and national holidays.
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