Saputara Tribal Museum

CategoryMuseum

Languages KnownGujarati, Hindi, English

AddressSaputara Tribal Museum, Saputara-Nasik Highway, Saputara Hill, Dang, Gujarat.

pincode394720

DistrictDang

About Saputara Tribal Museum

Transportation

BY ROAD The easiest and most affordable way to reach the museum is by road. Hire a taxi or by private vehicle you can reach Saputara on national highway 8.The nearest town is Waghai at 51 km.

BY RAIL The nearest railway station is at Waghai and further distance has to be covered by bus or taxi.

BY AIR The nearest airport is 309 km away at Vadodara. The rest of the journey can be completed by a train till Waghai and then by a taxi or via the state transport bus.

History

Considering the large population of Dangs in and around Saputara, this museum was set up for visitors to get a glimpse of how the natives of this area have lived for many decades. Even though the museum has been opened on a small scale, it attracts a large number of tourists every day.

There are almost 300 villages in Dang district of which a maximum are tribal. The tribal population here has extraordinary art and craft capabilities such as making stuffed animals, tattoos, hand paintings, pottery, and much more. The museum will leave you exhausted as you go around understanding the culture and self dependency of these tribes in making their living.

The population of the Dangs, where Saputara is located, is 90% adivasi. This museum will give you an introduction to the lifestyle, costumes, heritage and ecology of the tribal Dangs. Although the presentation lacks character, it is worth visiting to learn about many major forms of tribal expression such as a stone funerary column, grass ornaments, stuffed birds, woodcarving, clay ritual objects, body tattoos, and masks used in dance-dramas, and musical instruments. Use it as an opportunity to educate yourself about the local culture before venturing into it in a less mediated way. After the first round of information, you should feel ready to learn more in person.


Tribal museum displays Adivasi (People of Dang area) history of the Dang region. Museum gives an idea about culture of local people and their lifestyle. Unlike other museums with a lot of stuff on display, tribal museum has limited showcase. Though, from the outer side, the building looks huge, while inside, there are half a dozen rooms to see.

The entire museum can be completed within an hour. Most of the artifacts displayed are self explanatory and don’t need any extra knowledge.


Tribal museum has some serious lighting issues. Most of the rooms are dark as lights weren’t functioning at all.

Famous for

Amidst the scenic beauty of Saputara in Gujarat, Saputara Tribal Museum is a place of great cultural and historical significance. The museum is purely dedicated to the various cultures and lifestyles of the Dang tribe, which is a local tribe in the area. This unique museum has gained importance due to the large number of interesting artefacts and handicrafts put on display here. Amongst the various things put on show here are native clothes, jewellery, heritage items and dance costumes with face masks. Some of the musical instruments here are also worth a watch.

The museum is a nice tour to see the vivid living style of Dang Tribes in Saputara region. A journey through the museum will leave you overwhelmed with its extraordinary display of the tribe’s culture and lifestyle.

Best time to Visit

One can visit the Saputara Tribal Museum anytime of the year, though the winter months may be best as the weather at that time is favourable.

Best time to Go

Timing of museum is morning 10 AM to evening 5 PM. Though, they may differ depending on tourist rush.

Distance of nearest cities

  • Saputara
    to
    Ahmedabad
    420km
  • Saputara
    to
    Ambaji
    600km
  • Saputara
    to
    Amreli
    708km
  • Saputara
    to
    Bharuch
    238km
  • Saputara
    to
    Bhavnagar
    589km
  • Saputara
    to
    Bhuj
    774km
  • Saputara
    to
    Dahod
    468km
  • Saputara
    to
    Dwarka
    835km
  • Saputara
    to
    Gandhinagar
    449km
  • Saputara
    to
    Himmatnagar
    499km
  • Saputara
    to
    Jamnagar
    691km
  • Saputara
    to
    Junagadh
    705km
  • Saputara
    to
    Mehsana
    494km
  • Saputara
    to
    Morabi
    443km
  • Saputara
    to
    Palanpur
    566km
  • Saputara
    to
    Porbandar
    790km
  • Saputara
    to
    Somnath
    784km
  • Saputara
    to
    Surat
    172km
  • Saputara
    to
    Valsad
    121km

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Public Transport to Go

Nearest bus stand is Saputara and thier inquiry no. is, 02631237279

Nearest Railway Station is Navsari and Indian Railway Inquiry no. is, 139

Nearest Airport is Surat and thier inquiry no. is, 02612720109

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