Araku Tribal Museum

Araku Tribal Museum, Visakhapatnam: Address, Araku Tribal Museum Reviews: 3.5/5

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SameekshakSACHIN
New Delhi, India411 contributions
Sameeksha By Sachin - Great Place to Learn about the Tribal's Culture of Andhra
Jan 2020
The Tribal Museum in Araku Valley is a very interesting place for tourists. It is a round shaped two storeyed museum. Very lively tableaux related to the subjects of daily living of tribals, social customs, ceremonies etc. have been displayed here in an effective manner. Here, very interesting information is available about the tribals of Andhra Pradesh, such as twenty tribes living mainly in which district and what occupation they are into, which festivals are celebrated by them, which Dances are prevalent there. These twenty tribes mainly reside in Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam and East Godavari districts of Andhra Pradesh. The tribals of these areas make their livelihood from occupations such as traditional farming, jhum farming, collecting non-timber wild products etc. In order to express their happiness on different occasions, different dances are performed by different tribes, in which the Dimsa dance is prominent. Modern facilities like boating and zipliners are also available for entertainment in the museum complex.
Written April 5, 2020
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Surya Katakam
Hyderabad, India1,401 contributions
This Museum explores tribal culture of Eastern Ghats
Dec 2019
Araku Tribal Museum is just 200 m away from Araku Bus station and is on main highway towards Araku to Chaparai falls. Araku tribal museum is a nice place of Araku which explores tribal culture of Eastern Ghats. This Museum was established in February 1996 by Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation aimed to Preserve and display Tribal Culture.
This Museum showcases tribal life style, which is show casing utensils made of Iron and Mud, wedding ceremony of Tribal. This museum showcased day in day out activities of tribal by Clay Monuments. Kitchen tools, Jewellery and Hunting tools of Tribal also showcased in this Museum

Most interesting part of this museum is Dhimsa live dance perform by local Tribal at limited time slots. We saw at evening 4:30 pm. Don't miss it whenever you visit this Museum
Attractions inside:
1. Tribal Handicrafts Stalls
2. Boating at 20 INR per person
3. Dhimsi Dance
4. High Rope Cycling (Under construction)

Timings: Morning 10:00 to Evening 06:00

Entry Fee: 10 INR per Adults and 5 INR for Children
Written March 16, 2020
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Libby
10 contributions
Interesting
Feb 2020 • Friends
Was interesting to see some tribal living. However the museum is in need of some up keeping. Many of the shops were closed but they all stock the same products. Would like to see more lical items not disney.
Written February 14, 2020
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Sunshine513748
Durango, CO1 contribution
Waste of time and money
Feb 2020 • Couples
This place is absolutely waste of time and money.

As soon as you get in there is a pond which is not at all maintained and it stinks. The museum does not provide any navigation to guide you which artefacts you need to see first, so you need to randomly pick any one. There are tribal themed huts which have life sized display of tribal life, the human dummys are detailed and the artists need an appreciation. However, the displays are not supported with proper information. There is so much to know about the tribal way of life and thier customs but this does not tell anything that you already know.
Written February 13, 2020
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KSRao
Bengaluru, India590 contributions
A must visit to See & Buy!
Jan 2020
Located in a spacious area, it consists of local product shops & artistic displays depicting tribal life.

The local products on sale are artistic and reasonably priced. Our purchases also help the local tribal artisans.

The displays are good exposure for art lovers and education for children.

If you are interested in boating, small boats are available at the entrance pond for lovers to spend some time in boating!
Written January 12, 2020
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Kazi Y
Dhaka City, Bangladesh131 contributions
A wonderful place which explores the tribal culture
Feb 2019
Araku Tribal Museum is a wonderful place which explores the tribal culture of Eastern Ghats. It is one of the top tourist places to visit in Araku Valley, Visakhapatnam of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The museum was established in 1996. Araku Valley boasts of 19 tribes that live in the vicinity of the town. The purpose of the museum is to create awareness about tribal culture and lifestyle. Araku Tribal Museum is not a historical place but offers information about the tribes that currently live here. The museum consists of several clay monuments that depict their day-to-day activities. Various artifacts of the tribal people are exhibited which includes jewellery, hunting tools and kitchen utensils. The museum is well equipped with sign boards, which provides requisite information to aid the visitors. Thanks to the authorities for keeping the Museum & its sarunding clean.
Written January 10, 2020
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KumarNaresh_Delhi
New Delhi, India19 contributions
Just an average place
Dec 2019
There is nothing much to see. In one hall they have sculptures showing the weapons and tools used by tribals. But traveling in mountain is tiring, Tribal museum gives an opportunity to sit and relax. Govt. should conduct some tribal programs like dancing, events, etc. to make it more promising.
Written December 30, 2019
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guhadips
Kolkata (Calcutta), India4 contributions
Araku Tribal Museum is a waste of time
Dec 2019 • Family
Entry fee 40 for adults and 20 for children.  There is a small area for boating which is worth avoiding. There is a sky cycle which isn't related to the theme of the place. Then there are models displayed showing the life and work of tribals. The models are old and worn out. Doesn't make any sense to have a museum of these clay models. Finally there are some shops which are run privately. Better to avoid purchasing from these shop. The ticket is for the museum only. You need 20-30 mins to cover this place... not more. In fact, this is a waste of time. Not worth visiting. Finally, for those going in cars, there is no parking as the area is very congested. You will need to park at a distance.
Written December 28, 2019
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Stay282088
67 contributions
An Average Museum at good location.
Jul 2019
The museum is a good piece of art. It contains a main hall, where it is divided into different divisions showcasing different tribes with their dance forms, their way of living, etc. The entrance of this tribal museum had an area where one can shop various spices and other handmade souvenirs.

Overall, a good place to have look into the tribal life.
Written December 28, 2019
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Neadansu
Bengaluru, India240 contributions
Underwhelming
Dec 2019 • Family
Purely a tourist place. A little museum, mostly shops and some things to do. I wish they had local food and things. Also real tribal artefacts.
Written December 25, 2019
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