Sudarshan Crafts Museum Puri (Entry Fee, Timings, History, Images, Location & Entry ticket cost price)

Sudarshan Crafts Museum Puri Entry Fee

  • 5 per person for Indians
  • 50 per person for Foreigners

Sudarshan Crafts Museum Puri Phone

0675 222 0474
0675 222 22474

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Sudarshan Crafts Museum Puri Address: Station Rd, Puri, Odisha, 752001, India

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Sudarshan Crafts Museum Puri Timings

Day Timing
Monday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wedesday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday Closed / Holiday
Sunday Closed / Holiday
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Sudarshan Crafts Museum is a popular tourist attraction to visit in Puri, Odisha. Established by famous sculptor Sudarshan Sahoo, the museum houses a brilliant collection of sculptures, handicrafts items, carvings on stone and wood, fiberglass and paintings. Sudarshan Sahoo was awarded India’s second highest civilian award – Padma Vibhushan in 2021 and India’s fourth highest civilian award – Padma Shri in 1988.

The museum is a must-visit place for art connoisseurs, who would find it extremely enriching to witness the rare artworks on display that beautifully represent the tradition and culture of the country. The museum also provides a platform to budding artists to showcase their artwork to the world.

History of Sudarshan Crafts Museum Puri

Sudarshan Sahoo, a non-traditional sculptor, is known for his great contribution to sculpture art in India. In his early days, he practiced the art form on wood and stone at his ancestral home in Puri. After having traveled the length and breadth of India and understanding the various facets of sculpture art of different regions, he decided to set up a workshop and a showroom, where artists can create their own artwork and put it on display for art lovers.

In 1977, he along with other contemporary artists established this museum that so far has helped many artists develop into established sculptors. The museum has been exporting handicrafts outside India for many years now and has been supported and recognized by the Government.

Architecture of Sudarshan Crafts Museum Puri

An important attraction of the museum is the Buddhist temple inside it. Built in Japanese architectural style, this temple serves as the craft center for the artists. Besides the temple, there is a library, workshop, showroom as well training and residential facilities in the premises.

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Things to do in Sudarshan Crafts Museum Puri

Exploring this unique museum can be a wonderful experience, especially for those who have a lot of interest in various forms of art. The wooden artifacts and sculptures, carved-out stones, paintings and handicraft items are definitely worth witnessing at the museum. Those interested can also purchase stone carvings and metal figurines from the museum.

Besides this rare museum, there are a lot of places to explore in the holy city of Puri. Some of these attractions are the Jagannath Temple, Puri Beach, Swargadwar Beach, Mahatma Gandhi Park, Gundicha Temple and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Museum.

Sudarshan Crafts Museum Puri Timings and Entry fee

The entry fee to visit the museum is Rs. 5 for Indians and Rs. 50 for foreign nationals. The museum remains open from Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 12 pm and from 2 pm to 8 pm.

How to reach Sudarshan Crafts Museum Puri

The Puri Railway Station is only at a distance of 400 m from the Sudarshan Crafts Museum. On the other hand, the Puri Bus Stand is about 1.4 km away from the museum. The nearest airport to the museum is the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar, and it is at an approximate distance of 59 km. On reaching Bhubaneswar, tourists can either hire a private taxi from the list of best car rental companies in Bhubaneswar or alternatively, board a train or bus to reach the city of Puri in an hour. Private taxis, auto rickshaws, cycle rickshaws and battery-operated rickshaws can be availed to travel within the city with ease.

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