It’s a walk down the memory lane like no other. Courtesy Indian Railways, R K Narayan’s fictional Malgudi town immortalized in the TV series ‘Malgudi Days’ has come back to life. South Western Railway zone’s Mysuru Division has given a complete image makeover to Arasulu station and a Malgudi Museum has come up there. This incidentally is the same place where ‘Malgudi Days’ was shot.
The walls of the museum have been decorated with iconic scenes and characters from the series. Life-sized replicas of a tiger and a peacock have also been featured in the museum. A purple train coach with Malgudi Chai painted on it is also among the nostalgia-inducing items placed there. The road that leads to the Arasulu railway station too has been improvised.
The station building that had featured in the popular television series now houses everything that reminds us of ‘Malgudi Days’. Inside the rustic-themed museum, one can find beautifully painted toy trains and locomotive bogies.
Old photographs that were captured during the shoot are also displayed inside the museum. Notably, John Devraj, who was also a part of ‘Malgudi Days’ series, has designed the building. Interestingly, neighboring areas of the museum are quite similar to the scenes captured in the series.
Ministry of Railways also shared the video of a virtual tour of the Malgudi museum. Have a
Take a ride to Your child hood memories of Malgudi Days!
Mysuru Division of SWR restored old station building at Arasalu station as Malgudi museum. pic.twitter.com/6u7WxCedWG
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) August 10, 2020
Undoubtedly, one of RK Narayan’s best works has found a forever home in Karnataka. For those who wish to relive their childhood days, Malgudi Museum is a must-visit.
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