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Time Required : 1 - 3 hrs

Entry Fee : Adults - INR 30
Kids (upto 14 years) - INR 10
Foreigners - INR 100 Still
Camera - INR 10
Video Camera - INR 100

Timings : 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM

Shrimanta Shankardeva Kalakshetra, Guwahati Overview

Named after the poet-playwright and reformer of the medieval times- Srimanta Sankardev, Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra is a cultural institution in Panjabari, Guwahati. With an aim to promote the culture, art and tradition of Assam, the complex has several centres dedicated to the promotion of the state’s cultural brilliance with an impressive display of its history and its glorious past. Built in 1990, this Kalakshetra showcases the artistic excellence of the North- East along with nurturing the bygone heritage. Sprawling over vast acres of land, the premises boast of a museum, a library, an art gallery and a children’s park beside several other adjuncts.

This mosaic amalgamation strives to capture the essence, grandeur and ethos of the diverse ethnicity and to preserve, restore and promote the heritage. The non- profit organization aims to provide cultural and spiritual upliftment to the people of Assam. The buildings and structures present in the complex have been constructed in the conventional Assamese designs; they showcase the lives of the local people, groups and sub- groups of the state. A visit to Srimanta Kalakshetra is definitely going to be an enriching experience for you and we recommend you to not give it a miss while you are out there.

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Museum at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra

Srimanta Sankardev Museum is the primary attraction of Kalakshetra. Built in 1990, the museum displays rich artefacts from the glorious past of Assam. It houses various cultural objects significant to the conventional ethos of the state in addition to several articles of ethnic importance. It successfully portrays the customs, mores and rich heritage of the North- Eastern region. The museum is definitely a treat to visit.

Other Places to Visit at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra

1. The Open Air Theatre, with a huge capacity of 2000 guests is used to conduct cultural and spiritual programmes, traditional dance, drama and folk events.
2. The Artists’ Village is a true depiction of a traditional Assamese village. A real depiction of a rural Assam, this mock village gives you a tangible feel of the ethnicity and culture.
3. Sahitya Bhavan Library is an enormous repository containing a vast variety literary books, artefacts and manuscripts.
4. Lalit Kala Bhawan is a centre to depict exhibitions on art and culture.
5. A Heritage Park gives you a chance to rest and relax.

Tips For Visiting Shrimanta Shankardeva Kalakshetra

1. Lately, the Kalakshetra has come up with a cable car ride to commute the tourist. We recommend you to try it out.

How To Reach Shrimanta Shankardeva Kalakshetra

Guwahati is well connected through state-run buses, taxi cabs and auto rickshaws. You can either drive down or hire a private vehicle. Alternatively, you can take a public bus to reach your destination.

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Devkumr Ghoshal 12 months ago
Excellent display of Assamese culture and art

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