Sankaradeva Kalakshetra

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Overview

Sankaradeva Kalakshetra is situated in the locality of Panjabari of 6th Mile, about 10 km from the city centre of Guwahati, the gateway to the North East of India. Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra is a cultural institution in Guwahati named after poet-playwright and reformer Srimanta Sankardeva.It is named after the great Vaishnavite reformer of Assam. Kalakshetra is also a major tourist spot in Guwahati. The aims of the institution include preservation, restoration, research, promotion and development of the cultural heritage of the diverse ethnic communities inhabiting Assam.  Kalakshetra serve as a centre of cultural activities in the field of dance, drama, music, fine-arts, literatures etc with a view to preserve and promote the cultural heritage of Assam.
 
The Kalakshetra houses number of structures and buildings abiding with the ethnic Assamese designs. The Kalakshetra is divided into several complexes. The Central Museum exhibits the articles used by the tribal people of Assam state. The museum also houses several cultural objects of the state within it. The open-air theater can accommodate 2000 people and hosts cultural programs in its premises. Traditional dance and drama performances are conducted in this theater. The Kalakshetra also has the Artists’ Village, which replicates the village society of Assam. The Sahitya Bhavan is the library in the Kalakshetra, which has a huge collection of rare books and manuscripts. It is a repository of the literature of the region. Another section of the art complex is the Lalit-Kala Bhavan. It is the center used for exhibitions and workshops on art and culture. A heritage park is also a part of the huge complex of the Shankardev Kalakshetra.
 
It has a small museum inside the campus that showcases different costumes, crafts, fine art forms, music instruments, traditional utensils, fishing gears, etc. It includes library and various facilities for preserving, demonstrating and performing cultural items, besides a childrens park. 
 
The major attraction in the Kalakshetra is an Artistic Village. This village portrays the village life of Assam in the most liveliest of form through life like statues and model thatched huts. The majority of urban children, who are now deprived of experiencing a village life due to massive urbanization, can increase their knowledge of their roots through a virtual tour of the village.
 
Kalakshetra Timing: All days of the week 10:00 am to 7:30 pm
 
How to Reach;
Nearest Railway Station:  Guwahati Railway Station 
Nearest Airport: Lokpriya gopinath bordoloi international airport 

Location

Country
India
State
Assam
City
Sonitpur
Location
Khanaguri
Address
Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra, Panjabari, Panjabari Rd, Khanapara, Guwahati, Assam 781037
Contact Info
Phone: 0361 233 2665
Mobile :
Fax : 044 - 24918943
Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Panjabari
Nearest Railway Station
Guwahati (GHY)
Nearest Airport
Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport
IN
latitude : 26.106100080 longitude :91.585899350
Corporation : Guwahati
GPS Code : VEGT
Open Year
9th November 1998
Visiting Hours
All days of the week: 10:00am to 7:30 PM

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