Shilparamam is an arts and crafts village located in Madhapur, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, 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.
Enchanting the blend of arts and artifact, epitomizing the true legacy with the diverse natural beauty of rural India; Shilparamam is tribute to Andhra Pradesh. Exhibiting the rustic richness and creativity of Hyderabad, it has captivated the imagination of visitors.The lush and serene environment of Shilparamam is sculpted with woodwork, jewellery, cloths and local crafts of each region of the country. Showcasing a plethora of artistic ethos, Shilparamam is set amidst gardens, cascading waterfalls and natural rock heights.
Information for Visitors
Visiting hours - 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Entry ticket fee - for Adults INR 40 , for Children INR 20
Major Attractions at Shilparamam
The Rural Museum
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.
Shilparamam has a beautiful lake which also offers the delight of boating in it. Both rowing and paddle boats are available.
The Rock Museum
Shantiniketan's Subroto Basu has fashioned a rock garden here by blending his own rock collections with the natural and picturesque rock formations found in the village. The natural formations stand unswayed in a scenic form in Rock Museum. This Rock Museum adds a fantastic ecological side to Shilparamam.
The Recreational Area
Towards the entrance of Shilparamam there is a lush green lawn with beautiful landscaping surrounded by ethnic motifs and terracotta sculptures.
Shilparamam has hundreds of stalls. There are wide range of handicrafts available for shopping, right from toys to carpets. Here visitors can buy hand made sarees and textiles of different states. Textiles ranging from Tangail, Sambhalpur, Paithni, Kashmiri to Kanjeevaram, Dharmavaram, Tanjavur, Madurai, Peddapuram, Bandar, Guntur and other sarees. It also has salwaar kamiz, ghagras, kurta, carpets, etc. Here a special Artisan Bazar is also there providing the original art forms directly from the makers.