Tribal Museum

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    Location: Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh 531149, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 2-3 hours.

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    The Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) established the Tribal Museum in February 1996. The purpose of creating this museum is to disseminate comprehensive ideas, traditions, and information about tribal life from the different parts of the city. The museum is located just 500 meters from the Araku bus stand. The museum is built with clay and various metallic alloys to build it as a symbol of the tribes. The museum displays essential items, kitchen utensils, hunting tools, and ornaments used by the tribes.


    History lovers flock here to get a basic idea about the tribes. If you want to get a thorough knowledge of tribal life, eating habits, utensils, and hunting equipment, this is a suitable place for you.

    This places refreshings you surely and I assured you that you will spend a great time there. Never miss the sunrise and sunset view from this place its so beautiful. 


    Tribal museum picture

    This museum is a part of a larger program by the tribal research and training Institute in Ahmedabad also to promote and educate people on tribal art and life. This museum is an integral part of the Institute and it was established in 1962.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Tribal museum Araku valleyThis tribal museum of Araku Valley is one of the most famous tourist destinations and is divided into two levels. The first level is made of mud and real metal, depicting the habitat and way of life of the tribes. The museum has a beautiful view of 10 photographs to capture the most interesting moments of the tribal wedding ceremony. There are also various sections decorated with drawings and works of art on earthen walls built by different tribes. One of the two attractions of the museum is the ‘Mayur’ and ‘Dhimsa’ dance exhibition.

    Features of the Tribal Museum:

    •  Displays images of tribal culture, traditions, and their way of life. 
    •  Displays images of various social customs (such as marriage) of the tribes. 
    • Displays the utensils used by the tribes, hunting equipment, ornaments, and clay carvings. 
    • ‘Mayur’ and ‘Dhimsa’ dance exhibition is held in the museum.

    Opening Hours

    09:00 AM – 07:00 PM (Every day)

    Entry & Others Fees

    • Rs 10/- per head for adults.
    • Rs 5/- per head for children.

    How to Reach

    The Tribal Museum of Araku Valley is very close to the Araku Valley bus station and it’s just around 500 meters away. You can also get there on foot or by train, bus, or own vehicle from the Araku Valley bus station. A short route from Visakhapatnam to Araku Valley is described below-

    By Road: The easiest way to get to the Araku Valley from Visakhapatnam is by bus. You can easily get private and state bus services from Visakhapatnam. You will also find many taxis or cabs at lower charges than private vehicles. You can also enjoy the beautiful scenery, waterfalls, tunnels, and hillsides of Araku Valley. It can take approximately three and a half hours to reach Araku Valley.

    By Train: Araku has its railway station, which is about 116 km from Visakhapatnam. From Araku Railway Station you can easily find several accessible buses to various tourist destinations near Araku. It may take about three and a half hours to reach Araku from Visakhapatnam railway station.

    Tips for Travellers

    You should carry some snacks and water bottles. You should also carry your necessary things.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes this place is safe to visit.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes Photography is allowed there and its costs Rs 50 for a camera, even if a smartphone camera.

    Que-03: Are there any restaurants inside this museum?

    Ans: No there are no restaurants inside this museum but outside there are so many restaurants.

    Que-04: In which year was the Tribal Museum of Araku Valley established?

    Ans: February 1996.

    Que-05: What materials is the Araku Valley Tribal Museum made of?

    Ans: Mud, clay & various metals.

    Que-06: What is displayed at the Araku Valley Tribal Museum?

    Ans: Images of various social customs (such as marriage), tribal culture, traditions, the utensils used by the tribes, hunting equipment, ornaments, and clay carvings. 

    Que-07: What are the main attractions of the Araku Valley Tribal Museum?

    Ans: ‘Mayur’ & ‘Dhimsa’ dance.

    Que-08: How much time can I spend at the Tribal Museum in Araku Valley?

    Ans: About 1 hour

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

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