Relish in the stunning art and craft displayed in the Urusvati Folklore Museum depicting various sagas from different regions of our nation through visual exhibits.
Timing: 10 am to 6 pm (Monday closed)
Location: Shikohpur Road, Sector 78, Gurugram, Haryana
Entry Fees: Rs50
Nestled amidst the expansive wheat farms, the Urusvati Museum of Folklore displays in its permanent gallery the folklore from different parts of India in a narrative manner. Established in 2002, the museum has tapped seven northern and central states namely Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, and Rajasthan. A lesser renowned wonder of Gurugram, this quaint and small museum displays tales of love and valor linked to our nation's dramatic past.
The walls of the museum are adorned with paintings, wall hangings, pictures, along with sculptures of some known figures. On the walls, you can see the folktales from different regions being narrated visually. The famous stories from Punjab such as Heer Ranjha, Laila Majnu, Sohni Mahiwal, and Sassi Punnu are featured while the folklore of Bani-Thani, Madhumalti and Dholmaru (love saga from Jodhpur) will take you on a love tour of Rajasthan. The love tale of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati demonstrated in Pahari-style microscopic paintings transport you to the lush green land of Himachal Pradesh. Apart from these romantic tales, the museum also displays a collection of jewelry, costumes, and crafts from distinct states such as phulkari & parandi from Punjab, thirin (coat from Kashmir), odhni from Rajasthan, chola and pattu from Kullu, Himachal, and chaddru from Kangra.
Crafts such as kavaads and blue pottery from Rajasthan, sikki grass figurines of Lord Shiva, Parvati, and Kali from Bihar, traditional headgears made of cow horn from Madhya Pradesh, Baredi dance costume from Madhya Pradesh, and much more are also showcased in this beautiful museum. With a stunning backdrop of Aravali Hills and a vast land cover of wheat farms, Urusvati Folklore Museum is an ideal place for art and history enthusiasts or anyone who wishes to spend a day away from the hustle-bustle of the city.