Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS) - One of India’s greatest museums
Any exploration of a museum is incomplete without a visit to the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS), in Bhopal. It’s India’s largest Mankind Museum located in the city of lakes with a centre in Mysore. On a sprawling land of over 200 acres, one can see the open-air exhibition of tribal habitats from all corners of India. These dwells are made by the tribes themselves using the indigenous raw material that depict the lifestyle of tribal in the villages.
The open-air exhibitions include Himalayan Village, Medicinal Trail, Mythological Trails, Desert Village and Rock-Art Heritage that displays 36 rock shelters with stunning prehistoric paintings. There is also an artistically designed indoor museum called Veethi Sankul. The enclosed museum exhibits a collection of traditional outfits, agricultural &household objectsand other crafts showcasing the regime of the tribes!
Cycling at the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS)
The museum gives visitors a great opportunity to do trekking and cycling. Along with that, they can also discover more than 50 dwells of Indian tribal communities living in different climates and locations of the country. The fine infrastructure with winding roads amidst the sprawling green forest, bring joy to the travellers who want to unwind and gain a holistic experience.
The premises of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya are alive all year round through numerous events. From educational programmes, open-air plays, exhibitions, workshops, literature fest, dance recitals to other tribal festivals, the museum is deeply dedicated to its core mandates i.e. to support, promote and celebrate the cultural diversity of India in every possible way. Simply put, IGRMS symbolises new museum movement in India where tribal and folk communities nurture their dream in order to head the sustainable future.
It is an ideal destination to indulge in soft-adventure activities while admiring the beauty of nature!
Every year, travellers tend to make a wish list of destinations that are offbeat and less explored! How about visiting Van Vihar National Park in Bhopal this time? It’s a treasure trove of exquisite wildlife situated just adjacent to the sparkling Upper Lake, away from all the commotion of everyday life.
Fondly called the ‘City of Lakes’, Bhopal is the capital of Madhya Pradesh and considered the heartland of India. Located amidst exquisite lakes, the city is a beautiful combination of regal heritage and breath-taking natural landscapes.
Situated on the river Betwa, Bhojpur is where history resides. The town got its name from the fabled King Bhoja of the Paramara Dynasty. It is believed that the two large cyclopean dams here were built on the orders of the king.