Shilparamam

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Shilparamam
Hyd Shilparamam Entrance.jpg
General information
Type Crafts village
Architectural style Ethnic
Location Madhapur, Hyderabad,Telangana, India
Completed 1998
Opened 21 June 1998
Website
shilparamam.in

Shilparamam is an arts and crafts village located in Madhapur, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

The village was conceived with an idea to create an environment for the preservation of traditional crafts. There are ethnic festivals round the year.

Shilparamam, a crafts village, conceived in the year 1992, is situated just about few kilometers from Hyderabad city. Sprawling over 65 acres (260,000 m2) of land in the hi-tech hub city of India, Shilparamam gives a scenic ambience of tradition and cultural heritage. For promotion and preservation of Indian arts and crafts and to motivate the artisans, the state government established this platform.

Attractions at Shilparamam[edit]

Wood craft models on display at Shilparamam in Hyderabad

Rural Museum[edit]

The rural museum, surrounded by trees, is a miniature depiction of typical Indian village. Over 15 life-sized huts, authentically constructed out of baked clay and thatch, depict rural and tribal lifestyles and the life of various artisans. It provides a window to rural life for city dwellers and those who have never visited a village before. The museum houses sculptures and life size models depicting the day-to-day activities of the rural artisans.

Clay Models at the Rural Museum

Boating[edit]

Shilparamam has a lake which also offers both rowing and paddle boating.

Rock Museum[edit]

Shantiniketan's Subroto Basu has fashioned a rock garden here by blending his own rock collections with the rock formations found in the village. The natural formations stand unswayed in a scenic form in Rock Museum.[tone] This Rock Museum adds a fantastic ecological side to Shilparamam.[citation needed]

Recreational Area[edit]

Towards the entrance of Shilparamam there is a green lawn surrounded by ethnic motifs and terracotta sculptures.

Photo gallery[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 17°27′04″N 78°22′37″E / 17.451°N 78.377°E / 17.451; 78.377