Location : 14 km. from Hyderabad
Timing : 11.00 A.M. to 8.00 P.M.
For Adults - Rs. 10/- (approx.)
For Children - Rs. 5/- (approx.)
Month : March
Specifications : Exhibits Arts And Crafts From All Parts Of
Less than an hour's drive from the city of Hyderabad is
Shilparamam, a crafts village where, throughout the year, there are
a series of cultural events. Shilparamam plays host to myrid
traditions of arts and crafts of India. This is a home to thousands
of visiting artisians, a temple to thousands of performing artistes
and a breath of fresh air to lakhs of art and craft lovers.
A Cultural Center
It is spread over 50 acres of land. The vast expanse of land of
this enchanting village is a gift of the Andhra Pradesh government
to the South Zone Cultural Centre. In its complete form, Shilparamam
will have Crafts Museum, Cultural Museum, Art Gallery & Library,
Multi-purpose Auditorium, Common Facility Workshops, Research &
Design Center, Dormitory accommodation for participating or visiting
persons and artists & Rest Houses.
Since 1995, an annual festival of arts and crafts is conducted in
the first two weeks of March every year when artisans are invited
from all over the country. Cultural activities are also held during
the ten days of Dussehra in October and during the Sankrant Sandadi
festival of harvest in January. Here Indian festivals are celebrated
in the most traditional way and unique festivals bring together
talents from the world over. The festivals of Shilparamam include as
The International Kite Festival, Navarathri, South India Festival,
Sankranthi Sandadi, Ugadi, Annual Crafts Festival etc.
The Hyderabad Haat
The crafts fair is organised once a month bringing exclusive crafts
from different States of the Country. And through the recently
started GRIHA BHOJAN Centre, the most diverse of traditional native
delicacies of various cultures are cooked and served by women in the
most traditional way.
Other Attractions Within Shilparamam
At the heart of this picturesque crafts village, is an amphi
theatre that has staged performances ranging from classical music
concerts to flute rectals, Bharata Natyam to Bhangra and Perini to
contemporary English plays. Further inside is the boating facility
with both peddling and rowing boats. Shiparamam is a perfect place
to take a day off from the busy city life.
An Educational Center
Shilparamam, there is an educational center which organised series
of workshops, training camps and short term training classes.
Training Programme successfully organised by Shilparamam as Painting
Camps, Short-Term Training programmes in Music.