Welcome to Shilparamam, the traditional handicrafts village located in Madhapur area of Hyderabad!
This place is not your usual tourist trap filled with mass-produced souvenirs. Instead, Shilparamam is a lively village with sections depicting each region of India, a rock museum, a rural museum, recreational areas, and boating activities.
But what really might catch your attention will be the handmade crafts, traditional toys, sarees, ornaments, clothes, purses, cup sets, and stone idols! Don’t be fooled by the initial high prices, as bargaining is a must here. Just remember to haggle if you plan on taking home any authentic, handmade souvenirs.
One can also witnesse a traditional dance performance in the evening, and it was quite delightful to watch!
For those who love long walks, Shilparamam is an ideal destination with its natural greenery, sculptures, and intricately designed buildings. And if you get tired, the battery-operated car can take you on a tour of Shilparamam for a minimal charge.
For the foodies out there, there are spicy chaats and mouth-watering snacks available to satisfy your taste buds. And for those who want to learn more, Shilparamam has an educational center that conducts various workshops and training camps. If you’re a lover of the arts, there are always dance performances and activities conducted on the open theater with plenty of seating.
If you plan on visiting, be sure to mark your calendars for the annual festival of arts and crafts conducted during the first two weeks of March. But if you can’t make it then, no worries! Shilparamam is open throughout the year and celebrates festivals such as Sankranti Sandadi, Dussehra, Kite Festival, Navarathri, South India Festival, Ugadi, and the Annual Crafts Festival.
So, what are you waiting for? Plan your visit to Shilparamam,and don’t forget to bring your bargaining skills!