Shilparamam Hyderabad - Our Legacy and Diversity Depicting Real and True India

After visiting the Qutub Shahi Tombs I decided to go and see the Shilparamam Hyderabad. I had heard a lot about it and so I saved the best for the last. It is a village conceived with an idea related to arts and craft and to preserve their traditional form. Though the idea was conceived in the year 1992, it was opened in the year 1998 on June 21. The visiting hours of this place are from 10.30 AM - 8.00 PM and the entry fee for adults is INR 40 and for children is INR 20. Chargeable parking is also available.

Shilparamam Entrance
Shilparamam Entrance | Image Resource : wikipedia.org

Inside the premises is a rural museum depicting an Indian village and is enclosed with trees. There are at least fifteen huts constructed from thatch and baked clay promoting and depicting the lifestyles and daily activities of the tribal. The village also has a lake where boating facilities are provided and the paddle boats and rowing boats are available for the interested parties. There is also a Rock Museum showcasing the ecological side of Shilparamam and has many natural as well as man-made formations.

Rural Museum
Rural Museum | Image Resource : wikipedia.org

Towards the entrance is a picturesque landscape showing terracotta sculptures and ethnic motifs. There are unlimited stalls inside the premises where one can shop for a lot of handicrafts like hand bags,carpets, toys, sarees, ghagras, salwar kameez,textiles from different states ranging from Sambhalpur, Tangail, Kashmiri, Paithani, Kanjeevaram, Tanjavavur, Dharmavaram, Madurai, Gntur, etc. The traditional handicrafts are unique in designs and very beautiful. The Amphitheater shows a lot of performances from flute recitals to classical music and dance shows like Bhangra and Bharatnatyam. An annual festival is held every year in the month of March and various artisans and craftsmen are invited to sell their products.

Handicraft Models
Handicraft Models | Image Resource : wikipedia.org

Shilparamam Hyderabad is a calm and serene ambience relating to cultural heritage and traditional values. It is the efforts of the state government to motivate our artisans and craftsmen and in also preserving our culture.  A fascinating and remarkable experience it had turned out to be and I headed to my Hotel Green Leaves for I had to leave.

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Hey, I am Adway Chavan, an IT professional who spends all of his working hours staring at a computer screen...well, almost all. IT is my passion whilst nature, wildlife and adventure are the buzzwords I live by. I am also an amateur photographer and have travelled extensively in India and abroad. I never ever turn down a travel idea and spend all my holidays visiting national parks and forest reserves, biking up mountains and taking road trips. I have also indulged in bungee jumping, paragliding and sailing. One day I hope to take up the greatest challenge of all and go trekking in the Himalayas! Till then, watch this space!

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