Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum aka Manav Sanghralaya is a recent venture undertaken by the Madhya Pradesh Governmen in the year 2014, and personally, a commendable one. The museum showcases historical and cultural narratives depicting various facets of the numerous tribes that live in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhatisgarh. Every section of the building has been creatively utilised to showcase different home architecture, architectural tools, tools that are used in daily lives, cultural diversity (i.e. Arts, paintings, wedding style, musical instruments). The rooms that fascinated me the most were Devlok – the house of Gods and the Game Room. Every room will fill you with wonder and enrich your knowledge in one way or the other regarding the cultural of our country.
International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is celebrated every August 9th at the museum to generate awareness about the tribal culture of the state. The space around the main building has been utilised to showcase the program, with arrangements made to accommodate the participatory tribes.
Timing: 10 am to 6 pm
Best time to visit: during day
Length of visit: 2 to 3 hours
Entry fees: 10 rupees for adults; 5 rupees for children
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