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janapada loka  

  Bengaluru , Karnataka.
from  50 per person

  • Museum and art gallery
    Category
    Museum and art gallery
  • duration
    Duration
    2 - 3 Hours
  • mobile_voucher
    Mobile Voucher
    Accepted
  • accepts donations
    Donation
    Accepts
  • bird spotting
    Bird spotting
    Zone
  • parking
    Parking
    Available
  • drinking water
    Drinking water
    Available
  • snacks counter
    Snacks counter
    Available
  • staircase
    Staircase
    Available
  • Disability Friendly
    Disable
    Friendly
  • baby friendly
    Couple
    Friendly
  • ExploreBees
    Baby
    Friendly
  • help desk
    Help Desk
    Available
  • charging port
    Charging Point
    Available
  • restroom
    Restroom
    Available
  • sitting area
    Sitting Area
    Available
  • activity zone
    Activity Zone
    Available
  • ExploreBees
    Children's play area
    Available
  • lake
    Lake
    Available
  • souvenir shop
    Souvenir shop
    Available
  • first aid kit
    FIrst Aid kit
    Available
  • cctv
    Cctv
    Available
  • security guard
    Security guard
    Available

Ticket

  • adult ticket
    Adult
    50 INR
  • children ticket
    Children
    25 INR
  • mobile camera
    Mobile Camera
    FREE
  • still camera
    still camera
    FREE
  • video camera
    Video Camera
    FREE
  • cash only
    Cash
    Only

Description

Janapada Loka is a museum of folk art of Karnataka. it's a Beautiful 15-acre campus, where Karnataka’s rural milieus have been recreated to keep the pulse of the past alive. It is situated in Ramanagara, Ramanagara district in the Indian state of Karnataka, on the Bangalore-Mysore highway, 53 KM to the south of Bangalore. It also tries to highlight the rural life in Karnataka. janapada Loka translates into English as a ‘Folkcosmos’. Bangalore University has recognized it as a research center related to folk art. Henceforth, Janapada Loka conducts classes and issues Janapada Diploma and Janapada Certificate courses. It also conducts Folk related development camp, folk research workshop, and seminars. A well-equipped library gives huge choice to read from. Annual Festivals like Lokothsava in February – March, Kite Festival in July, Dassera Festival in October are organized which attracts people from all over the world. Janapada Loka has been founded by Nage Gowda, a prominent Kannada folklorist and author. In 1986 he started work on this project and it was opened to the public in 1994. Janapada Loka is divided into separate wings — Folk art museum, Loka Mahal, Chitra Kuteera, Doddamane, Shilamala, Arghyamala etc. The museum has a collection of 5,000 folk artifacts.


  1. Loka Sarovara: It is an artificial lake created with sand beaches and casuarina plants at the corners. One can get nice pictures around here. Unfortunately, as of now, the peddle boats are not in use.
  2. Video theatre: Located behind the open-air theatre, the video theatre offers a big screen and seat to view videos/documentaries on folk art.
  3. Saraswathi Mandira: Located near to Loka Sarovar (lake), Saraswathi Mandir is a two-storied building. It houses life-size dolls, carved pillars etc collected from various parts of Karnataka. Classes are conducted here for students.
  4. Loka Mahal: Loka Mahal is a two-storied museum featuring Yakshagana artists, Coorgi couples, various old weapons, utensils, local musical instruments, masks etc. This place has also a large collection of artifacts from Dakshina Kannada (South Canara) and Udupi.
  5. Lokamatha Mandira: This is another museum little away from the entrance. It features map of crop cultivation in Karnataka. It also puts on display storage bins, utensils used in cooking etc. It also houses a large statue of the founder H.L. Nage Gowda.
  6. Mahadwara: The door at the main entrance is an excellent display of a combination of local artifacts bearing horns, trumpets, and Harige etc.
  7. Chitra Kuteera: Photographs covering different aspects of folklife are displayed here. There are also photographs of the various tribes of Karnataka. Their customs, cultures, dances, and costumes are captured in pictures. It also contains picture essay of Sri H.L.Nage Gowda’s literary achievements and his work in building Janapada Loka.
  8. Shilpamala: space here is occupied by stone statues.
  9. Open air theatre: Around 1000 people can seat in this Greek-style theater.
  10. Doddamane: Built in traditional Karnataka rural style architecture, this community house is the hub for workshops, seminars, and also provided lodging facility to artists.

Operational Hours

January to December
Monday 09:30 AM to 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM to 05:30 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 09:30 AM to 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM to 05:30 PM
Thursday 09:30 AM to 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM to 05:30 PM
Friday 09:30 AM to 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM to 05:30 PM
Saturday 09:30 AM to 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM to 05:30 PM
Sunday 09:30 AM to 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM to 05:30 PM
Last Admission 05:00 PM

Things to carry

  • id card
    Id card
  • camera
    camera
  • selfi stick
    Selfi stick
  • water bottle
    Water bottle
  • sunglasses
    Sunglasses
  • cap
    Cap
  • first aid kit
    First aid kit
  • medicine
    Medicine
  • sun cream
    Sunscreen
  • power bank
    Power Bank

Things Not Allowed

  • no alcohol
    alcohol
  • no outside food
    Outside Food
  • no weapons
    Weapons
  • no pets
    Pets
  • no skate board
    Skate board
  • no smoking
    Smoking
  • no wifi
    Wifi
  • no plastic bag
    Plastic Bag

Near By

  • atm
    ATM
    0.5 KM
  • fuel station
    Fuel Station
    0.2 KM
  • restaurant
    Restaurant
    0.1 KM
  • hospital
    Hospital
    0.1 KM
  • pharmacy
    Pharmacy
    4.0 KM
  • hotel
    Hotel
    4.0 KM
  • bus stop
    Bus Stop
    0.1 KM
  • train
    Train
    5.0 KM
  • taxi
    TAXI
    5.0 KM

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