Srimanta Sankardeva Kalashetra


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Srimanta Sankardeva Kalashetra Overview

Ranked 11 of 59 sightseeing in Guwahati

Srimanta Sankardeva Kalashetra, constructed in 1990, is one of the famous tourist attractions of Guwahati. It was built with an aim of exposing and exhibiting the exclusive culture and tradition of Assam to the outside world. Named after the saint of the Vaishnava culture, Srimanta Sankardeva, the Kalashetra is situated on the Shillong Road in the Panjabari district.

The central museum, an art gallery, an open-air theatre and a traditional Vaishnava temple are some of the major attractions located within this Kalashetra. There is also a library, Sahitya Bhavan Library. In this library, travellers can find a rare collection of famous Assamese books along with age-old manuscripts, which have been preserved.

Visitors can see a collection of the cultural articles and objects in the Central Museum, which were used by the indigenous tribes on daily basis. These have been preserved and showcased inside the central museum. In addition, there are articles made of bamboo and cane along with handmade weaving products, ethnic toys made of cloth and wood, etc. inside the Kalashetra.

The Lalit-Kala Bhavan, whici is located inside the Kalashetra has a large space available for exhibition, art and sculpture workshops.The open-air theatre inside serves as the venue of several cultural activities. With a total seating capacity of around 2,000, the theatre has hosted traditional dances, musical recitals, dramas and other cultural activities.

The most famous attraction of the Kalashetra is the artificial village, where the environment of a typical Assamese village has been recreated. There is also a Heritage park within the premises.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
9:00 AM -6:00 PM
9:00 AM -6:00 PM
9:00 AM -6:00 PM
Public Holidays:
9:00 AM -6:00 PM

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Muthusamy Muthusamy

Muthusamy Muthusamy4.6/5

184 reviews

Houses the arts and crafts of assam

This is a museum spread on a vast area with a 6 storey building holding the arts crafts of North East India especially assam. Assamesse textiles and the way they weave their silk were on display. Fishing methods, fishing equipment were also showcased here. The faith and life of the people can be understood on visiting the place. The entry is a bit high for these when compared with others. Camera not allowed inside

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Saheb Madhu

Saheb Madhu5.0/5

4 reviews

Nice to visit

Very good travel point, I like the area, beautiful garden, museum are very good with artists, I am suggesting this place. Everyone go to this place and I challenge young generation with like the point.
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Ariful Islam

Ariful Islam5.0/5

1 review

A place of traditional heaven

Srimanta Sankardev Kalashetra is located inside the heart of the Guwahati City. This place is really a hub of various Assamese traditional things includes Sankardev's used things, Dr. Bhupen Hazarika's memorable and usable things. Assamese traditional museum, nicest auditorium, beautiful park and various kids playable things etc. If someone wants to know actually what is the Assamese people traditional things, they should visits this place and taste the beauty of Guwahati city.

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Dhaval Patel

Dhaval Patel4.6/5

3 reviews

Don't forget to visit

Very good institute, personally I liked the museum which showcasing different artifacts from all Northeast region. There is also light and sound show but the timings are after 6 pm.

Donarun Das

Donarun Das3.6/5

213 reviews

The heritage of Assam

Situated near the capital Dispur, this places showcases the rich heritage and history of Assam. Not only does it have the cultural aspects of the history, but also the architectural parts of it as well. An excellent place to spend the day to delve into the rich culture of ancient Kamprupa.

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