K Dev Bhoomi Wax Museum in Mussoorie Uttarakhand
Another feather in Mussoorie’s cap is the newly opened K Dev Bhoomi Wax Museum, which was inspired by Madame Tussauds in London. The museum, which is the fourth of its kind in India after Kanyakumari, Kolkata, and Lonavala, requires no introduction.
The museum, located on the grounds of Company Garden, just 3 kilometers ahead of The Mall, boasts lifelike wax statues of both domestic and international personalities, some of which have been imported from other branches. K Dev Bhoomi Wax Museum has received so little publicity that tourists are overjoyed to discover it.
Mr. Sabharwal, the man behind the concept, is said to have closely observed Madame Tussauds before coming up with the idea in 2015. The wax museum houses a total of 26 statues of famous people. Gandhiji is currently sitting with his charkha, and not far away is a standing statue of Mother Teresa and Albert Einstein.
Alongside are Hitler’s pet expression and clenched fists, as well as the visionaries Jawaharlal Nehru and Swami Vivekananda. There are also figurines of Angelina Jolie and Michael Jackson, among others. So, if you’ve always wanted to visit Madame Tussauds but haven’t been able to for various reasons, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you. However, don’t expect much from this attraction because it only promises a replica rather than the life-like statues at Madame Tussauds.