The Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya on the Shamla Hills in Bhopal is the National Museum of Mankind. It has been renamed as the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya and is a significant tourist place in Bhopal. This museum is engage din recollecting the past rather than collection.
The Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya is spread across 200 acres of heaving lands located in one of the important pre-historic sites in India. The uniqueness of the Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya is heightened by the fact that it is the one of is the only museum worldwide to have numerous pre historic painted rock shelters.
This is a post colonial museum of communities, a repertoire of tribal and folk arts. There is a well stocked library, audio-visual archives, computerize documentations and a wide collection of ethnographic specimens, which are among the best collections worldwide.
History of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya
The Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya is built on a pre historic ground in Madhya Pradesh, which is strewn with a number of painted shelters carve din the rocks. This anthropological institution is curated and built by the tribal folk in a way to display the way of living of the ancient tribals. Villages have been reconstructed, entire fishing villages replicated towards the lake etc.
How to reach Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya
The Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya is located in the Shamla Hills, on the Uuper lake front. It can be reached on the way to Van Vihar, where a road shoots off to the Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya.