Loka or "Folk-Culture World" is a world of simplicity and art.
Janapada Loka, a subsidiary
of the Karnataka Janapada Parishath, is dedicated to preserve and
promote folk art and culture. The complex has an art gallery, an
open-air theatre, a studio and a museum. Situated 53 kms. on the
Bangalore-Mysore highway, this 15-acre
complex is a treasure-trove of Karnataka’s folk heritage. The museum,
drawn from the life and arts of a large number of tribal and rural folk
across Karnataka, has an amazing collection of 5000 artefacts that
represent the essence of Karnataka’s folk culture. The display
includes an array of agricultural hunting and fishing implements,
weapons, ingenious household gadgets, masks, dolls and shadow puppets.
Ramnagara, Bangalore - 571 511, Tel: 080-7271555
Timings: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Closed on Tuesdays.