Janapada loka


Bangalore – mysore highway 4 km from Ramanagara. Janapada loka or Folk world or folk culture, folk museum that has an exclusive display of the village folk arts of Karnataka. It is under the aegis of the Karnataka janapadaa parishat. Loka mahal, a wing in the museum has a dislay of 5,000 folk artifacts. It is situated in Ramanagara district , on the south of Bangalore. H. L. Nage Gowda, an Indian civil servent and folklorist thought of creating a museum to exhibit the varied folk art and cutlture of Karnataka. According Karnataka janapada parishat was first established on 21 march 1979. Folk arts museum, Loka mahal, chitra kuteera, Doddamane, Shilamala, Arghyamala etc. The museum has a collection of 5,000 folk artefacts. The display includes an array of agriculture hunting and fishing implements, weapons, ingenious household adgetsmasks, dolls and shadow puppets this place is most attract of tourists. Restoraurant, drinking water, accomadation,and other facilities are available .

Photo gallery

  • Bayalu Mandira
  • Representationof Raavana in Doll
  • Old weapons

How to Reach:

By Air

Nearest airport – Kempegowda International Airport ( Bengaluru International Airport ) at Devanahalli.

By Train

The nearest Railway station is Ramanagara and Channapatna .

By Road

Bangalore – mysore highway 4 km from Ramanagara .