Sanskriti Museum and Art Gallery

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    Location: Dipugarha, Canary Hill Road, Hazaribagh, Jharkhand 825301, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1 to 2 hours

    The Sanskriti Museum and Art Gallery represent the tribal culture and heritage of the State of Jharkhand. It is situated in the city of Hazaribagh under the state of Jharkhand in India. It is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the state. It displays various kinds of art of the state. It can be called a cultural and heritage center of the state.


    The Sanskriti Museum and Art Gallery attract tourists a lot. It displays many artworks. It is home to Kohvar and Sohrai paintings, which are available here in plenty of styles. Here you can also find the cave paintings of Isco. Which are the main inspiration behind the interior decoration of it. The walls of several houses in the close vicinity of the gallery are impressively painted. The location of the gallery lies within a convenient reach of the main city


    The Sanskriti Museum & Art Gallery, Hazaribagh was founded in 1991 by Bulu Imam who was an environmental activist. He founded it after he discovered the first rock art of the city Hazaribagh at Isco including meso-chalcolithic rock arts which highlighted the primitive archeology of the North Karanpura Valley in the state.

    Inside/Outside Views

    The museum has three major galleries. They are- Archaeological Gallery, Ethnological Gallery, and Tribal Art & Crafts Gallery

    It displays an immense collection of Palaeolithic to neolithic stone tools, microliths, and bronze to Iron Age artifacts, including potteries and Buddhist antiquities from around the region of Hazaribagh. 

    The ethnological gallery of the museum is dedicated to Birhors, Santhals, and Oraons with monographs compiled on their Life, Ethnobotany, Folklore, Songs which are available in the museum research archives, and library. 

    The gallery of local crafts and textile, and an art gallery display over about 200 Khovar and Sohrai paintings of Hazaribagh. The museum is presently housed in a private building that used to be the Tea Garden District labor Association building in the early 20th century with 3 acres of campus with a grove of trees. 

    The Sanskriti museum and art gallery also have a small library and a research archive. Which also has photographic and visual documentation to back up the exhibits in the museum.

    Opening Hours

    • Saturday 10AM–5PM
    • Sunday 10AM–5PM
    • Monday 10AM–5PM
    • Tuesday 10AM–5PM
    • Wednesday 10AM–5PM
    • Thursday 10AM–5PM
    • Friday 10AM–5PM

    Entry & Others Fees

    No entry fee

    How to Reach

    By air:  The nearest airport to this Sanskriti Museum and Art Gallery is the Birsa Munda Airport, Ranchi. It is well connected with the other main cities of the country. 

    By train: The nearest Railway Station to this place is Hazaribagh Railway Station from Hazaribagh. Which is also well connected with the other cities. 

    By bus: The Hazaribagh Sanskriti Museum and Art Gallery can be easily reached by bus. It is well connected with the other major cities of the country by road. Various buses can be found on this route.

    Tips for Travellers

    Carry your essential things in a small bag. Must carry your photo ID card. You may carry a water bottle with you.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: This place is absolutely safe for tourists.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes photography is allowed in the museum. 

    The weather of Hazaribagh remains pleasant during the months from October to March. This period marks the winter season, in which the temperature remains cool and the mercury doesn’t shoot beyond the 30 Degree Celsius mark.


    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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