Goa Chakra Museum, Goa – A Tribute To The Wheel

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Heritage Intricately carved wooden Wheel at Goa Chakra museum, Goa
Intricately carved wooden Wheel at Goa Chakra Museum

Goa Chakra is a part Goa Chitra Museum, a huge hall dedicated to heritage carriages from various eras and states of India. It is located at Benaulim, south Goa.

Heritage Hand drawn Rickshaw at Goa Chakra museum, Goa
A Hand drawn Rickshaw from Kolkata
Heritage Saddles and Cart at Goa Chakra museum, Goa
Some Saddles and a Cart
Heritage Horse Cart from Rajasthan at Goa Chakra museum, Goa
Horse Cart from Royal state of Rajasthan at Goa Chakra

Goa Chakra – Heritage Wheels & Carriages Collection

There are carriages drawn by animals such as horses or bullocks. And those pulled by men. There are palanquins to carry the ladies – some partially and some totally closed. There is the North India’s quintessential Cycle Rickshaw.

Heritage typical Uttar Pradesh cycle Rickshaw at Goa Chakra museum, Goa
UP’s Rickshaw that you can still see in most North Indian towns
Heritage typical carriage of Kerala state at Goa Chakra Museum, Goa
A carriage from Kerala
Heritage Palanquin used for Kids at Goa Chakra museum, Goa
A Palanquin for the Kids

There are cradles to carry children and there are temples that must be carried in string shoulders.

Heritage Palanquin used at Temples for Deities at Goa Chakra museum, Goa
Palanquin used to carry Temple Deities during processions
Heritage Palanquin used to carry women at Goa Chakra museum, Goa
To carry the women, this one is from South India at Goa Chakra
Heritage exquisitely carved wooden Palki from North India at Goa Chakra museum, Goa
Palki from North India – look at the exquisite carvings on wood
Heritage wooden Palanquin for couples from Goa at Goa Chakra Museum, Goa
This from Romantic Goa to carry the couple while they faced each other
Heritage exquisitely carved wooden Ice Gola Push Cart at Goa Chakra museum, Goa
An Ice Gola Push Cart, designed to display bottles enticingly at Goa Chakra
Heritage British era The Victoria carriage at Goa Chakra museum, Goa
The Victoria carriage from the British era

Outside the hall, a Victoria stood with grace and pride. And then as if giving way to the mechanical era stood old Volkswagen car – somewhere from the era between the carriages in the hall and the cars standing in the parking lot.

Heritage Volkswagen motor vehicle at Goa Chakra museum, Goa
Volkswagen leading the way to automated travel

To my limited knowledge, this is a unique tribute to the Wheel, an invention that brought the world closer. Making my distant travels possible.

I have written about several other Places to visit in Goa. Read and plan your travel.

  1. Showcasing Goan Heritage at Bigfoot Museum
  2. Colva Beach, Goa One fine Evening
  3. Walk through Smuggler’s Mind at Indian Customs & Central Excise Museum, Goa
  4. Houses of Goa Museum
  5. 8 Reasons to visit Anjuna Flea Market in Goa
  6. Walk around Fontainhas, Panjim
  7. A Walk of Discovery at Arvalem
  8. Pre-Historic Rock Art at Pansoimol