‘Malgudi Days’ comes alive in Karnataka’s Arasulu station

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ministry of Railways also shared the video of a virtual tour of the Malgudi museum. Have a

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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