Even though concept of Wax Museums was recently introduced in India it was established long back in Europe in historic times, when wax figures matching the diseased person wearing real clothes were carried during funeral. After funeral they were kept either in the tomb or in a church. In present days wax museums keep a collection of wax sculptures of popular personalities. These wax effigies are so perfect that they look exactly like the original person. A wax museum is a collection of wax sculptures, which represent popular historical personalities in live poses. Some of the popular Indian wax museums are located in old Goa, Kolhapur, Asansol and a recent one at Lonavala.
Wax museum in Lonavala was recently inaugurated by Bollywood celebrities in an exclusive opening ceremony. This museum one of its kind in Maharashtra was inaugurated in an exclusive opening ceremony. Located beautifully on heights of Sahyadris on the backdrop of scenic beauty, this museum is similar to the Madame Tussauds museum in London. Famous in lonavala as Celebrity wax Musuem, it is beautifully tucked at just three km from railway station at vasoli village on old Mumbai Pune highway.
Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar
There are many tourist attractions in Lonavala and wax museum is one of the most popular among them. The museum initially started with a few statues is now having many beautiful statues of famous personalities like Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, Anna Hazare, Narendra Modi, Angelina Jolie and Bhagat Singh. Presently there are around thirty seven statues and new additions are expected soon. These statues are made so skillfully that you will pinch yourself to confirm that you are not dreaming. Taking a snap along with your more liked personality is possible at this museum.
After your arrival in Lonavala you don’t have to try hard for getting a suitable accommodation. Number of resorts in lonavala as well as lonavala restaurants offers a range of accommodations for tourists and businessman. An exclusive resort by the name United-21Retreat Lonavala, awaits you in the vicinity of the railway station conveniently on the national highway with twenty super deluxe rooms furnished with all modern amenities. Due to the resorts strategic location you can visit the nearby tourist places with ease and convenience.