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Shilparamam: The Arts & Crafts Village in Hyderabad!

Written By: Siji Ram

Shilparamam, located in Madhapur near the Hi Tech City in Hyderabad, is an arts & crafts village that was established to preserve and popularise the various cultures and traditions prevalent across India.

Being a tribute to the cultural legacy of India, Shilparamam offers a deep insight into the glorious past of the nation and its art forms. Though this village set-up is in the middle of the crowded areas of Andhra Pradesh, Shilparamam gives a visitor a feel of rural India.

Replica of a sage

Replica of a sage at Shilparamam
Photo Courtesy: Adityamadhav83 

The village has a number of attractions that make it a must visit.

Sculpture Park

The sculpture park of Shilparamam is the first of its kind in India. The various sculptures here include metal sculptures of a rooster fight, crocodile, scorpion, peacock, etc. The main attraction here, however, remains the huge sculpture of Gulliver.

wood craft models

Wooden craft model 
Photo Courtesy: Adityamadhav83 

Rock Museum

Subroto Basu from Shantiniketan has built a rock garden here with his own rock collections using natural rock formations found in the village. These are displayed in the Rock Museum, adding value to the unique concept of Shilparamam.

Clay models

Clay models at the village
Photo Courtesy: Diham 

Rural Museum

The rural museum is where you feel like you're in a village. The museum is surrounded by trees and is a miniature of a village, with the structure made of baked clay and thatch. There are life-sized sculptures and other models here that depict the daily life of rural India.

Indian handicraft

A display of Indian handicraft
Photo Courtesy: Sankarshansen 

Other Attractions of Shilparamam

The environment of Shilparamam is rich with miniatures from the cultures of various places in India. Activities and performances by dancers, tarot readers and rural artisans are displayed here. The village is decked with trees, lakes and waterfalls, making it a beautiful picnic spot to enjoy with your family.

clay model of Buddha

Clay model of Buddha
Photo Courtesy: Sankarshansen 

An annual festival of arts and crafts is held here during the first half of March. Artists from various states preform here during the festival. Other ethnic festivals like the Kite festival, Navratri, Ugadi, etc. are celebrated here in the most traditional form. This is a great place for art lovers as it takes you to the arts and cultures of various states, all under a single roof.


The village is open from 10.30am to 8.30pm. Parking space is available here for two wheelers and four wheelers. A nominal fare is charges for entry and parking.

handicraft model of a bike

Handicraft model of a bike
Photo Courtesy: Diham 

How to reach Shilparamam

Shilaparamam is located in Madhapau, 14km away from Hyderabad. Here's how to reach Hyderabad.

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