Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya - National Museum of Mankind, Bhopal

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Spread across 80 hectares (200 acres) of the Shamla Hills, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya - National Museum of Mankind represents one of India's largest anthropology museums. With three indoor galleries and eight outdoor exhibitions, the museum tells the story of mankind in space and time. At the indoor exhibitions, look for intriguing items such as cave rock art paintings, which probably date back to prehistoric times. Open-air exhibitions display different settlements, including tribal habitat, coastal village, desert village, and Himalayan village. Before you head to Bhopal, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Bhopal holiday planner, to make sure you see all that Bhopal has to offer, including Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya - National Museum of Mankind.
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  • It is a museum with difference - wide and roomy galleries with artistic decor and authentic description in immense variety. Having seen a couple of international museums and being fond of museums, I f...  read more »
  • The place was developed slowly and for many residents it wasn't an attraction and then suddenly we had friends visiting and I took them to the place. Starting with the place looks barren but the momen...  read more »
  • The place has been really well made.. It's huge & there's a lot of walking to do, also beyond a point you mite get bored of just seeing the houses.. But it's a must visit once, just to see how it has ...  read more »
  • its a gd place 2 visit... u cn exprnc tribal lif... must go wth ur family so tat kidz also undstd th tngs..
  • It has various model villages showcasing traditional life from different parts of India as well as a nice museum. Visit here definitely!
  • Lovely place to hang out and check out some really nice art pieces within our Bhopal city. It's well manitained and is worth a go!
  • Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS)/ (National Museum of Mankind), an autonomous organization of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, began functioning since March, 1977 as a ‘Subordinate Office’ of the Department of Culture, at New Delhi. By early 1979, the establishment was shifted to Bhopal on allotment of a 200 acre campus by the State Government of Madhya Pradesh. The status of the Museum was converted from the ‘Subordinate Office’ into an Áutonomous Organisation in March 1985, and the ‘Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya Samiti’ was entrusted to control and supervise the programmes and activities of the Sangrahalaya. Subsequently as an extention of the Sangrahalaya, Southern Regional Centre at Mysore started functioning since October, 2001 from a heritage building 'Wellington House' allotted by the Government of Karnataka. The mandate of the Sangrahalaya include: presentation of an integrated story of bio-cultural evolution of humankind through outdoor and indoor exhibitions by highlighting the richness and diversity of cultural patterns of India and its underlying unity; to act as a centre of research and training in museology and generate a new museum movement in India and to present and preserve variety of cultural life. IGRMS is also working for national integration, and promote research & training and inter-organizational networking for salvage and revitalization of vanishing, but valuable cultural traditions. The innovative aspects of the organisation are its open-air and indoor exhibitions, built with active involvement of traditional artisans and experts drawn from different community groups, and the education, outreach & salvage activities in different parts of the country. Through its exhibitions, education programmes and salvage activities, IGRMS demonstrates the aesthetic qualities of India's traditional life styles, and the continued relevance of local traditional knowledge and mores of people to the modern society and cautions the people against unprecedented destruction of ecology and environment, local values and customs.
  • It is a good place to spend some quality time.. different things made by many natural and man made elements are really appreciative.. different huts and other out door decoration exhibit whole india, specially the remote and rural india.. versatility in cultural programs held under the blue sky almost every evening is the another reason to visit this spectacular place..
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