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Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra, Guwahati

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Srimanta Sankaradev Kalakshetra commonly Kalakshetra is a cultural institution in the Panjabari area of Guwahati, Assam, named after the medieval poet-playwright and reformer Srimanta Sankardev. It includes a cultural museum, library and various facilities for preserving, demonstrating and performing cultural items, besides a children's park. In addition to being Northeast India's largest cultural congregation, the Kalakshetra is also a major tourist spot in Guwahati. Built in the 1990s, the artistic excellence of Assam and rest of the north-eastern region is displayed here. There are eateries, places of worship, emporiums and open-air theatres within the sprawling Kalakshetra premises.It is governed by a body of executives, selected by the Assam Government's Cultural Department and is headed by a Director of the Assam Civil Service or Indian Administrative Service cadre. The Kalakshetra is divided into several complexes. The Central Museum exhibits the articles used by different ethnic groups of Assam. The museum also houses several cultural objects of the state within it. The open-air theater can accommodate 2000 people and hosts cultural programs in its premises. Traditional dance and drama performances are conducted in this theater. The Kalakshetra also has the Artists' Village, which replicates the village society of Assam. The Sahitya Bhavan is the library in the Kalakshetra, which has a huge collection of rare books and manuscripts. It is a repository of the literature of the region. Another section of the art complex is the Lalit-Kala Bhavan. It is the center used for exhibitions and workshops on art and culture. A heritage park is also a part of the huge complex of the Shankardev Kalakshetra. Now a cable car facility is also available inside the park to commute the tourists. Nice view of the hills of Shillong plateau can be seen from the fields of Kalakshetra. The museum provides you a summary of Assamese Culture. The Bhupen Hazarika museum is the another attraction of Kalakshetra.
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  • The Shrimanta Shankardeva Kalakshetra, named after the great vaishnava saint Mahapurush Srimanta Shankardeva, is a venue for cultural festivals and a musuem. It houses a great collection of artefacts,...  read more »
  • Location: A bit far from the city, around 35 km. Accessibility: Frequent city buses are available. Roads are good, but huge traffic on weekdays and the buses halt several times for passengers. Journey...  read more »
  • Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra is a heritage museum located in Guwahati, the capital City of Assam. This is a place depicting the different cultures and festivals of Assam. It also has a museum for di...  read more »
  • Its a really wonderful place to knw bout d traditn n cultures of assam along wid othr states of NE,paintings,arts n many r a grt charming..
  • This is a place depicting the different cultures and festivals of Assam. It also has a museum for displaying some contemporary art works. They also have a light and sound show, but since it was a Tuesday, there weren't people to attend the show, so we skipped it. Other than that, the place is okay, but they can give a brief description of the different items on display, along with the names
  • Very Beautiful place to visit . Nice environment.
  • Its really a gr8 place. U get to knw alot abt da cultural background of NE
  • Great place to have fun with friends away from city crowds.
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