Located 32 kms from Nashik on Nashik-Shirdi highway is a small bustling town Sinnar, renowned for the award winning mineral museum called Gargoti Museum.At the Gargoti Museum, a huge statue of Mother India is placed at the entrance to welcome all the visitors. A map that shows the drifting Indian Subcontinent is placed on the large dome, just above the statue. On the ground floor of the museum, there is a collection of about 1700 zeolites which are micro porous crystalline solids with well defined rich structures similar to that of diamonds or other precious stones. They are used in water softening and purification,agriculture. Each and every zeolite has a very unique color and shape, oozing positive energy. You will come across some very choosy works from various parts of the world. There are two galleries namely ‘The Prestige Gallery’ on the ground floor as well as ‘Minerals from the Deccan Plateau’ on the first floor. You will surely get impressed by the surrounding natural beauties that make the atmosphere calm and gratifying.In India, Gargoti museum is the only one that exhibits various mineral treasures of the earth. They include different crystals, minerals and rocks that vary in shape, nature, color and application.
In the museum, there are displays of green cubical apophyllite, diamonds, cavansite, cut stones, blue-green aquamarines, yellow calcites as well as few very rare foreign minerals. You can also find a souvenir shop that is next to the museum.
From there, you can buy various necklaces, lapidary items, mineral specimen, post card pictures and many more things. ‘Sarswati Puraskar’, ‘Sinnar Gaurav’ are some among the awards that has given to appreciate this mesmerizing museum founded by Mr. Krishna Chandra Pandey, an ex merchant navy officer. Gargoti museum is the only museum in India that displays the mineral treasures of the earth like rocks, minerals and crystals varying in nature, shape, color and application. The exhibits in the museums includes specimen of diamonds, cut stones, light green cubical apophyllite, crystals of yellow calcite, blue-green aquamarine, cavansite and rare foreign minerals.So whenever you come to Nashik do not miss the chance to see the museum.
“Gargoti” The Mineral Museum,
D-59, MIDC, Malegaon, Sinnar, Maharashtra. India – 422113.
Phones : +91-2551-230865, +91-2551-230528 Cell : 09890655592. Fax : +91-253-2414598.