Keep your gadgets away and spend a day at Purkhauti Muktangan, a delightful garden reflecting the rich culture of Chhattisgarh. The Hon’ble A.P.J Abdul Kalam inaugurated the place in November 2006. Since then, this garden is a place that attracts tourists and locals alike. Folk art, life-like tribal figures, vibrant sceneries add on to the beautiful experience. Not only is the garden eye-catching to visitors, but it also spreads cultural awareness about preserving our bio-cultural diversity.
How to Reach Purkhauti Muktangan
Purkhauti Muktangan is located in Naya Raipur, that is 19 km from Raipur. The museum cum park is at a distance of 13.5 km from the Swami Vivekananda Airport of Raipur and at a distance of 26.5 km from the Raipur Railway station.
Purkhauti Muktangan - Entry Fee and Timings
The operating hours of Purkhauti Muktangan are from 8 AM to 6 PM on all days except Monday. The museum cum park remains closed on Mondays.
The entry fee for children below 12 years of age is INR 2 and for people above 12 years of age is INR 5.
Major Attractions in Purkhauti Muktangan
The Purkhauti Muktangan flaunts life-like figures of several tribals performing, various folk art and other treasures of Chhattisgarh. It has found a place in the state’s ambitious VISION 2020. It is an apt place to understand the rich culture and heritage of the local tribes of Chhattisgarh and to impart the same knowledge to kids. It makes for a fun and educational tourist spot, where one can roam about its premises leisurely with family. The gallery also has miniature models of Chhattisgarh State tourism sites like Karwadha, Bhoram Dev, Mata Danteshwari Temple in Dantewada, Chitrakote of Bastar, the Jagdalpur Forest and several folk dance models. The key feature of the Purkhauti Muktangan is that one can expect to witness the whole of Chhattisgarh under one roof. There is one restaurant available outside the park and several other places for snacks.
Purkhauti Muktangan has also emerged as a prime destination in Raipur for movie shooting. There’s a high chance that you might run into some local actors or a movie shoot while on your trip here.