Bharatiya Sanskriti Darshan is one of the popular museums in western India. It functions as both a museum and cultural center to showcase unique and rare pieces of crafts and folk arts of the Kutch region. It also serves as the reliable knowledge base to know many interesting and unknown facts about Kutch and its people. Every year the museum draws visitors from all parts of the world to be acquainted with the region of Kutch through its marvelous pieces of artwork collections. For budding craftsmen, this museum is the appropriate spot to visit in India.
The museum arrives with five separate sections to give first hand introduction to the local culture of Kutch. The most prominent among them is Ethnological section that houses Sahitya Chitra comprising of various rare literary works of Kutch. The remaining sections are dedicated for the exhibition of leather embroidery, swords, daggers, beadwork, wall hangings, terra cotta, metal carvings, wood work and other remarkable pieces of art collections. Tourists will have the opportunity to see the traditional treasury known as Kothala which has been designed intricately and is used by villagers of Kutch to safely store valuable items like money, jewelry and other costly belongings. Visitors can also have a nice stroll of the desert area of Kutch to see the lifestyle of the village people closely.
Ideal Visiting Time
The best period to visit the museum is from October-March when the climate is pleasant with significant drop in surface temperature. The museum is open for the visitors everyday barring Monday.