Janapada Loka / Folk Art Museum
Museum / Gallery | Miscellaneous
#28 of 55 Places to Visit in Bangalore
Distance (From Bangalore): 52 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day
Place Location: On Bangalore - Mysore Highway Near Ramanagaram
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 52 Kms from Bangalore City Railway Station, the Folk Art Museum or Janapada Loka is situated on the Bangalore - Mysore highway near Ramanagaram. This is one of the popular places of interest in Bangalore.
Numerous collections of masks, artifacts, costumes, collection of folk music and videos of folk dances are exhibited in the museum. Spread over 15 acres, the artifacts in the museum are kept in three buildings namely Lokamahal, Lokamatha Mandira and Chitrakuteera. In Lokamahal the visitors can find interesting folk puppets, utensils, instruments, weapons and masks. In Lokamatha Mandira a wide variety of baskets, utensils and earthen jars are featured which were used to store & grain pickles. In the Chitrakuteera a number of photographs covering different aspects of folk life is displayed.
The other attraction of the museum is a huge elegantly carved temple chariot. The museum also has an amazing amphitheatre. There is a lake at the rear end of the museum with boating facility.
Timings: 10.30 AM to 5 PM.