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An Artistic Outlook: The Shilparamam Arts and Crafts Village

An Artistic Outlook: The Shilparamam Arts and Crafts Village

Nestled within the quaint suburb of Madhapur in Hyderabad, Telangana, is the Shilparamam Arts and Crafts Village. The venue is a landmark destination that speaks volumes of the country's art, craft, heritage, and culture. The establishment aims to foster and provide a platform for artisans and performing artists to practice and allow their talent to flourish. Shilparamam is the perfect place for nature lovers who want to be surrounded by fresh air, the sound of a waterfall, and lush green grass. The timings of the venue are 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM, with a minimum entry fee of ` 60 for adults and ` 20 for children. 

The village was set up in 1992 and is spread over a it 65 acres of land. It is a tribute to the traditional and cultural craftsmen of Telangana and brings out the imaginative senses of visitors through its rustic richness and creativity. The destination has over 15 life-sized huts constructed from baked clay and thatch. The lush environment of the Arts & Crafts Village completely sculpted with woodwork, cloth, jewelry, and local crafts of each region of India, showcases a plethora of artistic ethos. 

A Walkaround 

Shilparamam has numerous appealing features. The amphitheater has a seating capacity of 1,500 people and occasionally holds great shows. The events are largely dominated by folk and tribal art, providing a unique opportunity to the less privileged rural folk. The popular dance forms are Koya of the hunting class: Dhimsa, Dappulu, and Veera Natyam. 

The Rock Museum: The natural formations stand unswayed in a scenic form in the Rock Museum, and this adds an ecological dimension to Shilparamam. The Sculpture Park is the first of its kind, with open-air spaces that are specifically created for outdoor presentation. The Village Museum at Shilparamam showcases culture against the backdrop of a village. The venue also has a beautiful waterfall and a recreational area for those who want to unwind from their daily routine

Immersive Experiences 

It has an educational center that conducts various types of workshops, training camps, and short-term training classes. There is also an annual festival of art and craft for those who have a deep interest in the subject. Furthermore, during the Sankranti Sandadi festival of harvest in the month of January and the ten days of Dussehra in October, various cultural activities are organized. Also, the Kite Festival, Navarathri, South India Festival, Ugadi, and Annual Crafts Festival are all celebrated at Shilparamam. While the venue is open year-round, being present during any one of these festivals can elevate the experience a great deal. 

Shopping Galore and More! 

Shilparamam features a plethora of handicraft vendors selling everything from toys to carpets. Here, visitors can purchase sarees and textiles from different states. Textiles ranging from Sambhalpur, Paithni, Tangail, Kashmiri to Kanjeevaram, Dharmavaram, Madurai, Peddapuram, Tanjavur, Bandar, Guntur, and other sarees. There are also salwaar kameez, kurtas, ghagras, carpets, etc. A special Artisan Bazar here provides the original art forms that come directly from the makers. Handicrafts such as the bandhini from Rajasthan, paper mache from Kashmir, bidri metal work from Bidar, Karnataka, bamboo work from Manipur, brassware from UP, and of course, pearls from Hyderabad. However, one aspect that every visitor has to take into account is bargaining for the right price. Whether it's getting temporary henna tattoos, riding a bullock cart, or getting one's name written on a grain of rice, visit the night bazaar-Shilparamam has something for everybody.                             

Distance from HITEX
2.1 Km 
Travel Time
5 Min
Time of visit
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM