Celebrity Wax Museum
This most contemporary museum is situated in Varsoli, Lonavala. As it has easy access to Mumbai - Pune Highway (NH-4), it is one of the attractive tourist destinations in Lonavala. The amazing art work was opened up in 2005.
The wax art at the museum is tremendous. It allures ones curiosity with the marvelous attractions arrayed in the nook and corn. Wax museum makes it capable for one who cannot afford a visit to London to watch the Madam Tussaud Museum, one of its kind..!!
Celebrity Wax museum having high number of statues of celebrities attracts tourists more and more to the museum. It has life-size statues of people from Spiritual Leaders to politicians, musicians to international personalities and many more. It includes the majestic statue of Narendra Modi, which will surely stupify you. Also, the statues of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Shivaji, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Rabindranath Tagore, Indira Gandhi, Vivekandanda and Mother Tersesa look so alive, as if they would just speak up. When you enter the museum, you will surely get goose bumps, when you see Kapil Dev and A R Rehman in front of you.
In addition to the Indian celebrities, it also houses statues of the famous International personalities like Michael Jackson, Angelina Jolie, Adolph Hitler, Charlie Chaplin, Saddam Hussain, Banzeer Bhutto and many more.
All these articles were prepared by Sunil Kandaloor, a fine arts graduate from Kerala. He has fed life in all these statues. Take it the eyes or eye-lashes; he had taken care of very small details of the statue. Sunil has created 50+ statues so far. As stated in one of the newspaper, it takes almost one month to complete each sculpture and costs about one lac per sculpture. Till today, the museum houses 30+ statues and counting.
To maintain the statues in a good shape, AC cooling is provided. Also, visitors were not allowed to touch the statues, though they can flaunt photographs with the statues.
As the museum remains open all days from 8:30 in the morning to 9:30 in the night, it is easy to include this amazing place in the itinerary of Lonavala sightseeing.
To maintain the museum, they charge a nominal fee of Rs. 100.