We followed the signs to a small ticket counter. Before we could say “Timbuktu”, we had paid for the tickets and were hurrying along to a “show” that had just started.
A miniature scene. With trains that chug along the tracks and a hot air balloon rising high. With a funicular and cable car that compete for attention. With tiny people enjoying a swim and others scaling a mountain.
For approximately 20-25 minutes, a (full-size) person in the control room brings a miniature city alive. The English commentary offers a description of every feature but is nearly drowned out by excited squeals from the kids watching the show.
Located on the G.A. Kulkarni Road in the Kothrud area of Pune, Joshi’s Museum of Miniature Railways is tucked away in a hall on the first floor of a building. The show is held for a minimum of four persons.
We enjoyed the show and the detail in the miniature landscape. However, for us, the duration was a bit too short. A train-loving family needs some more time in such a place :D. As visitors for the next show trooped in, Junior was quite reluctant to leave the hall (“So soon, mamma?”).
When you are weary and seeking a break from the big (bad ;)) world, escape to the miniature world at Joshi’s Museum of Miniature Railways for a short and sweet break.
– Website: http://www.minirailways.com/
– Tickets: ₹80 per head (for everyone above the age of 3)
– Show Duration: Approx. 20-25 minutes