Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya - National Museum of Mankind

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya - National Museum of Mankind

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya - National Museum of Mankind
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Deepak Rao
Bhopal, India3 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Perfect place to explore how tribal people live , seen so many amazing things there, they still have 500-100 years old equipment of tribal people
Written 22 January 2023
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Abhiggyan
New Delhi, India22 contributions
Apr 2022
This place is not only worth visiting but it also opens your eyes to the talent of community which is usually disregarded as backward. We are moving ahead in development but leaving so much behind from our tribal life. The utensils, musical instruments, huts, doors, paintings, sculpture, etc. attracted with their humble beauty. One whole day is needed just to visit this place. I wish such museums be made in other states of India as well. It is a testimony to our eco-friendly existence.
Written 26 April 2022
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Anika S
Navi Mumbai, India3,168 contributions
Dec 2021
Spread over an impressive 200 acres ,located on Bhopal's upper lake, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya / Museum of Man is an anthropological wonder depicting the evolution of mankind including the various Indian tribes .

( Please refer to the attached pics for Maps & better info.)

This Museum has unique Open Air Exhibitions like the Tribal Habitat where they have made real life prototypes of dwelling complexes ( Aavas Sankul in hindi) of various tribes of India ... Not only from MP but also Himachal Pradesh , Bihar , Gujarat, Orissa, West Bengal etc ...that itself was quite interesting and spread over a huge area, took us a long time to cover .

Next we saw Veethi Sankul which was indoors. Highlight for me there was the 1830 kg and 15 feet tall 'Aal Vilakku' the bell metal lamp , having 1001 wicks and requiring 18 kgs of ghee/ oil if they have to lighted all at once!!! Apparently here are only two such lamps in India now . Section on Evolution of Language was also very interesting .

Apart from the above sections there is Mythological Trail ,Coastal Village, Himalayan Village etc. They have a canteen which serves traditional food on Saturday and Sunday ( 1 30 pm to 4 30 pm).

Owing to huge space and multiple exhibition spaces, it can get confusing.So its advisable to refer to their map beforehand,which one can get at the main entrance gate ..eg we also missed out on few areas as we landed at the tribal habitat first and took a long time there .

Lots of steps / stairs at the tribal habitat... might get difficult for senior citizens and during rains . But it's a treat for history lovers and also great learning for all ages .
Written 26 January 2022
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AnilAggarwal
Kurukshetra, India6,779 contributions
Nov 2021
This museum covers area of about 200 acres in Shamla hills & largest Anthropological museum , It has 8 open air exhibitions & 12 indoor galleries in VEETHI SANKUL. It is a showcase of mankind history.
Open air exhibitions are as follow
Tribal habitat
Himalayan village
Mythological trail
Sacred groves
Traditional technology park
Bhopal gallery (Avriti bhawan )
Prehistoric rock sheters
Desert village
Coastal village

Veethi Sankul -an indoor exhibition in 12 galleries on 2 floors. It depicts man's journey from prehistoric period to this age. Rich presentation of tribal & rural culture.
Entry ticket Rs 50/= per head
In Veethi Sankul there are facilities of drinking water & washrooms at many galleries.
Suggestion
Have at least half day to enjoy
There should be guide services. In many countries ,people,students give voluntary
services in such museums after training ,free of cost

Must visit museum
Written 7 December 2021
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Let's Go Sightseeing
Noida, India2,781 contributions
Jan 2021
If you want a heart rush of anthropology, this is the place! We arrived at the Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya to know more about the tribes of India. Idols from Bastar, Life-size dwelling complex models, tribal arts, etc.

The IGRMS was so vast that we managed to cover only 2 parts of it - the Tribal Habitat & the Veethi Sankul (indoor exhibition). Also because we'd come here in the evening. I intend to return & spend a full day here...

This autonomous organization of the Government of India has done a remarkable job of making anthropology accessible & interesting to the common person... In fact, the materials which are traditionally used for construction of the tribal dwellings were transported to Bhopal for creating the replicas. Astounding!
Written 12 October 2021
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travelforfun75
Pune, India124 contributions
Feb 2021
There is nothing much inside this museum. Very few exhibits when we went there. A few small statues, tribal habitat etc. Some exhibitions are held here. The location is near upper lake on Shyamala hills. You can avoid this place if you do not have much time.
Written 10 July 2021
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Abhinishv
Secunderabad, India618 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
The entry ticket of the exhibition on various tribal culture is Rs.50 per person. There is lot of parking place inside the premises and the exhibition is spread over a large area. The place has a canteen, a central museum & a big auditorium. Here houses of various tribal cultures have been replicated including some handicrafts too. The whole activity may take approx 2 hours since a lot of walking is involved. It's recommended to park your vehicle next to the central museum. A must visit for children.
Written 23 March 2021
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hussainnajma17
Jaipur, India97 contributions
Jan 2021
Very nice place to visit in Bhopal, specially for students to understand the anthropology with different cultures and evolution of man.
Written 23 February 2021
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Vikas Singh
Hyderabad, India4,039 contributions
Feb 2020
IGRMS is the largest anthropological museum in the country. Spread over a large area it is physically impossible to see everything in one go. If you really want to understand the anthropological history and heritage of India, plan to spend at least four hrs everyday spread over three-four days. Photography is allowed. Do not waste your time in the indoor gallery. The outdoor exhibits are worth your money. On your way from main ticket counter till parking area keep stopping to view the exhibits on both sides of the road. A nice restaurant on small hillock serves good traditional food.
Written 9 March 2020
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SZ111
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India70 contributions
Dec 2019
This beautiful and enriching museum is located on the Shamla Hills area of Bhopal and is spread over about 210 acres of rocky and forested land.
Just a slow drive through this place is an experience in its kind. The anthropology museum depicts the history of mankind. The place has several open and enclosed exhibit places and they are usually depicting interesting subjects. Details on whats going on can be seen on their web page most of the times the site is updated and gives a fair idea on whats going on..
A must visit if you are in Bhopal. Morning and evenings are better as the days are hot on the near bare and rocky hill top.
Written 1 February 2020
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