Tribal Museum (Araku Valley)

Location: Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh 531149, India


Tribal Museum
Tribal Museum

About Tribal Museum:

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 with the aim of building it as a symbol of the tribes. The museum displays essential items, kitchen utensils, hunting tools and ornaments used by the tribes.

How does it look inside & outside?

This tribal museum of Araku Valley is one of most famous tourist destinations and it 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.

Tribal Museum
Tribal Museum

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, clay carvings. 
  • ‘Mayur’ and ‘Dhimsa’ dance exhibition is held in the museum.

Why should you visit Tribal Museum?

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, hunting equipment, this is definitely a suitable place for you.


Q1: In which year was the Tribal Museum of Araku Valley established?

Ans: February, 1996.

Q2: What materials is the Araku Valley Tribal Museum made of?

Ans: Mud, clay & various metals.

Q3: What are on display 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. 

Q4: What are the main attractions of the Araku Valley Tribal Museum?

Ans: ‘Mayur’ & ‘Dhimsa’ dance.

Q5: How much time can I spend at the Tribal Museum in Araku Valley?

Ans: About 1 hour

When does the Tribal Museum open and close?

09:00 AM – 07:00 PM (Every day)

How much you need to pay as an Entry Fee?

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

Tribal Museum
Tribal Museum

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How to reach 

 The Tribal Museum of Araku Valley is very close to the Araku Valley bus station and it’s just around 500 metres away. You can also get there on foot or by train, bus or own vehicle from 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 service 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 hill sides of Araku Valley. It can take approximately three and a half hours to reach Araku Valley.

By Train: Araku has its own 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.

We wish you all the very best in your journey. 

Happy Travelling !!!

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