Uruswati Himalayan Folk Art Museum - History, Timings & Entry Fee

Museum / Gallery

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Distance (From Manali Bus Station): 21.5 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins

Place Location: Near Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery, Naggar

Transportation Options: Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: Following places are located in Naggar and can be visited as one day tour from Manali / Kullu:

- Naggar Castle
- Gauri Shankar Temple
- Arjun Gufa
- Tripura Sundari Temple
- Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery And Museum
- Uruswati Himalayan Folk Art Museum

At a distance of 21.5 km from Manali Bus Stand, 23.5 from kullu and 1.5 km from Naggar Castle, The Uruswati Himalayan Folk Art Museum is situated 100 m uphill from Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery within the same estate at Naggar.

Uruswati Himalayan Folk Art Museum was established in 1928 as Research Institute. The intention behind the foundation of this tribal and folk art museum was to provide a place of study and research on the traditional Indian and Tibetan medicines and the history and the ethos of the Himalayan region.

It was renamed as Uruswati Himalayan Folk Art Museum in 1993. The word 'Uruswati' has been taken from Sanskrit and it means 'Light of the Morning Star'. This Museum is one of the best tourist places of Manali which will guide you about the traditions and cultures of this historically rich place.

The main attractions of the Uruswati Himalayan Folk Art Museum are local folk art, costumes, original paintings of Roerich and those of his Russian followers. Oil paintings designed by Russian artists are a great source of attraction for tourists. There are many types of woodcarvings displayed in this art museum, such as door framework, wonderfully designed crystal pieces and quotations from Agni yoga. This museum comprises of a beautiful collection of costumes belonging to Ladakh, Kullu, Lahaul-Spiti and Tibet.

Timings: 9 am - 5 pm on all days except Mondays.