Dolls galore! In sequined skirts and pots above their heads, the dolls at the Jawahar Toy Museum are easy on the eyes. A considerably large collection of dolls from many regions of India are found in this museum located in Pondicherry. Pondicherry was once a French colony and today is a part of the South-eastern Tamil Nadu state. The dolls that are showcased in the museum symbolize the diverseness of India, much like Hotel Atithi that is a mixture of the East and the West. It is a Pondicherry hotel that makes an ideal base for your travels. Leave the comfort of the hotel and find your way to the museum that is situated in close proximity to the Old Lighthouse.
A collection of over 120 dolls, prettily stare out of glass encasements. Notions of female beauty and adornments differ in various regions of India. The dolls on display capture these variations in the most beautiful manner. Thus, the multi-cultural history of the land is also displayed through the collection of dolls. For a collector of dolls the experience at the museum will be invaluable.
On the other hand, for a child the display will be awe-inspiring. Disappointed at being unable to own such pretty creations, yet satisfied by the view, children will squeal with excitement. Descriptions on each of the dolls will also help you to educate your children on the regions of India and the dolls that belong to each of them.
Enter the museum free of charge and make sure you have a camera or a camera-phone. These colourful creations will adorn your memories and albums forever!
Visit the museum on any day other than Monday. The dolls seem to need some rest, looking pretty also means a lot of work.
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