This is the most popular tourist site in Araku. Apart from being a picturesque hill town, Araku is famous for its indigenous tribal culture.
This is the most popular tourist site in Araku. Apart from being a picturesque hill town, Araku is famous for its indigenous tribal culture. Various tribal communities such as Khord, B.Mallis, Bagata, Gadaba, Koya and Savara inhabit this region. The Tribal Museum showcases the daily life of these tribes, their culture and food habits.
The main gallery in the museum is two storeyed and has dioramas of dances, ritualistic rooms and hunting scenes amongst others. Also on display are household articles, musical instruments and local art. There are boards at the entrance of the main gallery which list out the various local tribes, their dances and festivals.
Gallery Number 2 showcases jewellery worn by the tribals during festivals or while performing dances. There are also several masks, on display, that are worn during celebratory occasions. Most of the masks are either those of animal faces or Lord Hanuman. Various installations of masks and dancers can be seen outside the galleries, where you can get pictures taken. There are also souvenir shops selling items made by the people here. The museum offers visitors to try their hand at archery. Boating facilities are available in the small pond here.
Entry Adults: Rs.40, Children Rs.20
The nearest airport is Visakhapatnam which is 19km from Araku. Several cabs ply from the airport to temple.It takes around 45 minutes
The nearest railway station is Visakhapatnam which is 110km from the tribal museum.
There are a number of buses operated by APSRTC from Visakhapatnam Bus stand.If you prefer taking the taxi,they are available in more numbers.
"Best time to visit is between November to February."
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