Goa Chakra Museum At Benaulim – A Tribute To The Wheel

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Intricately carved wooden Wheel at Goa Chakra Museum
Intricately carved wooden Wheel

Goa Chakra Museum 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.

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

Goa Chakra Museum – 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 North India’s quintessential Cycle Rickshaw.

UP's Rickshaw that you can still see in most North Indian towns
UP’s Rickshaw that you can still see in most North Indian towns
A carriage from Kerala
A carriage from Kerala
A wooden Palanquin for the Kids
A wooden Palanquin for the Kids

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

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

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