Srijani Shilpagram is a place that showcases the homes, lifestyle, handicrafts of the Eastern and North-Eastern states in India. Spread across sprawling grounds, the place is designed to be a hub for rural artisans to sell their fabrics, handicrafts. A government initiative, Srijani Shilpagram started in 2008 and includes representation from states such as West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, Sikkim, the seven sisters in North-East and Andaman Nicobar islands too.
We’d recommend you go to Srijani Shilpagram to get a taste of East and North-East India’s richness and diversity. Here is what to expect:
- What is most striking about Srijani Shilpagram are the traditional huts of all the different states in East and North-East India. It is an absolute delight to see the mud, bamboo, straw huts with beautiful murals on the walls and exhibits of daily life in the grounds outside.
- Fabrics, sarees, dresses and handicrafts of these states are available at the stalls close by. The rates are negotiable.
- A tour of the whole place takes about 2 hours. And no, you do not need a guide for Shilpagram.
- Shilpagram is not very far. And rickshaw-puller can bring you here for about Rs 100.
- There is a stall where you can buy snacks and water.
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