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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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  • A great place to visit to get a true feel of the north east. From mannequins sporting traditional costumes of the various states to open air theatre showing shows, to old masks used in festivals and m...  more »
  • Its basically an art school and museum where you can see beautiful paintings and sculptures made mainly by the students of the school and other well known artists. If you have time, then you can watch...  more »
  • I go there often. Very energetic place with a natural beauty and so many things to see. Nothing boring to visit again and again. Cultural events are held here many times a month in here 
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  • A heritage plaace for guwhati... but was upset to see that the rides are on rusted track... the child park is ancient and you dare not to leave your child for any play... all rusted ... water stagnant... ankle covering grass length The way finding - direction or places to visit should be prominent.. u have to guess a lot And finally... fountains and water gardens needs to be well maintained
  • Beautiful and peaceful place. Maintenance of this place is not so good and the employees of this place are mannerless.They should know how to behave. Otherwise it's a nice place.
  • Its a awesome place in guwahati, specially its museums and light and sound. Mostly visited after noon.
  • Nice place to visit wth family n frnds
  • This is the best place for kids oi am alao a kisd i am visiting tommorrow and also i wil play much and enjoy much☺☺☺☺🐕🐕🐕