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Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya

Bhopal

14.3/5(12 Ratings)

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya Overview

Ranked 7 of 125 sightseeing in Bhopal

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, or the National Museum of Mankind is spread across a sprawling area of 200 acres. The only tribal habitat in the world, this museum exhibits contemporary tribal cultures and actual-size dwellings of typical tribal villages of Indian states. Situated in a prehistoric site, this one of its kind museum displays a vivid collection of pre-historic painted rock shelters that are replicas of tribal life.

The exhibitions at this museum broadly divided into three categories namely open-air exhibitions, indoor galleries and periodical or temporary exhibitions. The open-air exhibitions are open to public and display Coastal Village, Desert Village, Himalayan Village, Mythological Trail and Traditional Technology Park. However, the most striking part of this exhibition is the Tribal Habitat comprising life-size dwellings built by tribes.

There are two indoor galleries, namely Veethi-Sankul and Bhopal Gallery that cover an area of around 1200 sq. m. The main building encompasses exhibition halls, a reference library, indoor and outdoor auditoriums and other miscellaneous facilities in approximately 16 levels. Covered with Dholpur sandstone cladding from all sides, this building features Kota stone flooring. Approximately 7000 sq. m area is utilised by temporary exhibitions.

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Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya

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29th Apr 16

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
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Summer:
11:00 AM -6:30 PM
Winter:
10:00 AM -5:30 PM
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Website:
www.igrms.com
Phone:
+91-755-266-1319
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Reviews and Ratings

Anil walimbe

Anil walimbe4.6/5

10 reviews

Interesting museum of Tribal life, one of its kind in India

Very interesting place for those interested to know about the tribal life in India. It is located on 200 acres of land. The museum building has 12 galleries, depicting the development of man, the habitats of various tribes, their implements, musical instruments, ornaments, cultural masks and so many things.
  • Interesting museum of Tribal life, one of its kind in India
  • Interesting museum of Tribal life, one of its kind in India
  • Interesting museum of Tribal life, one of its kind in India
  • Interesting museum of Tribal life, one of its kind in India
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Sushil

Sushil4.3/5

1 review

Fabulous place with nominal charges

Being in the middle of city it provides you the best transport facility. As you enter from the gate it gives you the feeling "ya we are here to feel Indian". With nominal charges it shows you the cultural india. The various pots, ancient art, tools etc. The balcony gives you proper look of Bhopal. Lightning has been done with great care which will please you. It's the best spot to click nice pictures. Near it there is a museum with antique statues and coins. It was nice to be there.

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Abhay bajaj

Abhay bajaj5.0/5

5 reviews

Nice place to visit but not in vehicle

It is very nice collection about our human being journey until now from starting of first. But do not go with vehicle. This is very beautiful and greenery place.

Sanjay Dubey

Sanjay Dubey3.6/5

14 reviews

A Tryst With the Tribes

This was 'one of a kind' spot. Never seen anything like this despite being a frequent traveller. The sprawling campus brings you in contact with factual replicas of the homes and lives of the varied tribes of India. Their lifestyle, their utensils, their instruments in an authentic set up.The museum hosts several food shows dedicated to specific areas of the country, be it the North east or Kerala or any corner of India. There are also workshops held off and on for pottery, bamboo weaving and various other handicrafts.

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Vineet tripathi

Vineet tripathi4.3/5

61 reviews

One of its kind Museum

This is a very unique and one of its kind museum in India. Here they have depicted the lifestyle of various tribal cultures of India. The whole museum is structured in various sections which has multiple cottages to depict life style of different tribal groups. Their history is also specified. The entire area of museum is very vast, so keep sufficient time while visiting this place if you want to cover it fully.

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Yogesh Tripathi

Yogesh Tripathi3.9/5

6 reviews

Uncomparable Work.

I love this place. You can spend your whole day, and you will get not bored. If you want to know Tribal life culture you must visit here.
  • Uncomparable Work.
  • Uncomparable Work.

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Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal

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Anil walimbe

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal
Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal

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Anil walimbe

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal
Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal

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Anil walimbe

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal
Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal

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Anil walimbe

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal