Gaining popularity has the first ever international standard museum, Jaipur Wax Museum is the first wax museum in the world, which has been set up at a heritage site. Touted to become one of the most popular attractions of Jaipur, this museum is the result of hard work of its founders, technicians, architects and team of designers. There are 32 wax exhibits in total with the lifelike statue of Amitabh Bachchan, the legendary Bollywood actor being the highlight. The attractions at Wax Museum, Jaipur are divided on the basis of varied themes. The exhibits can be seen at the Shastraagaar and Vishraamghar sections of the Nahargarh Fort. A 10 feet long bullet, called Gati Gamini catches your attention at the entrance of the museum. Other statues here include Mahatma Gandhi, Maharani Gayatri Devi, Rabindranath Tagore and Albert Einstein.
The tour of the wax museum of Jaipur starts from the ‘Hall of Icons’ where visitors can have a look at the statues of the renowned national and international personalities of the country including celebrities, film stars, national heroes, and sports stars. Special attention has been paid to detailed background of every display. Another attraction in this hall is for kids. There is a separate section for popular kid’s character such as Nobita and Doremon, Ironman, Spiderman etc. A visit to this museum surely is a memorable experience for visitors of all age-groups.
If you are visiting the Wax Museum, do pay a visit to the Vishraamgha or the warrior’s rest area on the ground floor. Re-opened as a stunning 18th century royal courtroom, it house traditional costumes, artefacts, paintings, a royal buggy, antiques and interactive statues. At the Royal Darbar, marvel at the ‘The Journey of the Jaipur Gemstone.’ This exhibit puts on display the wonderful evolution of valuable heirlooms and treasures through the centuries. Do not forget to get yourself clicked in a real regal setting while wearing complete Maharaja Costume.
One of the highlights of Jaipur wax museum is on the top floor of Vishramghar, which has been termed as Sheesh Mahal. A truly marvelous mirror work art piece, it contains special thikri mirror work, dating back to centuries. The mirror work here is the hard work of around 100 craftsmen who used over 2.5 million glass pieces for the creation of interesting optical illusions. Admire the beautiful chandeliers with real gem and gold work. The museum also has a souvenir shop from you can buy memorable gifts. The museum opened to public on 17th December, 2016.