Janapada Loka

Discover the universe of native Indian folk culture, in the heart of Karnataka.

How to reach

Museum Hours

Wednesday - Monday:   9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday:    Holiday

* Closed on public and bank holidays. Exhibitions are cleared 15 mins before the closing time.

How to reach

Location: Bangalore – Mysore highway, approx. 6 km from Ramnagaram

Route: Bangalore – Mysore road – Ramnagaram – Janapada Loka (Bangalore – Mysore highway)

Distance: 53 kms from Bangalore and 92 kms from Mysore

Journey Time: Around 90 minutes from Majestic in KSRTC bus. May take less time if private vehicle is used.

Entry Fee: Rs 30 per person, Kids – Rs 15

Camera fee: Rs 100, charged only if you wish to take pictures inside the museums

Facilities Available

  1. Dodda Mane - A community hall is available for conducting workshops, seminars, weddings and festivities at a nominal rent. It has well equipped kitchen.

  2. Modern toilets for men and women are available.

  3. Kamat Loka Ruchi Canteen, known for its tasty food and cleanliness, serves ethnic food and regular items like Dosa, Idly throughout the day.

  4. STD facility is available.

  5. A well equipped and furnished conference hall and an open-air theater for entertainment are available for all kinds of functions that corporate companies may wish to arrange.

  6. Lodging facilities available for scholars on prior notice.

  7. Folk cultural shows are arranged on last Sunday of every month in the open-air theater.

  8. All buses, which ply on Mysore-Bangalore Highway, except Non-stop buses, stop at Janapada Loka.

Special Notice

Package tours of Janapada Loka will be arranged for IT, BT and other corporate companies, visitors and foreign tourists. The package can include guided tour of the museums and the Janapada Loka campus, boat ride, video show of Folk art forms and documentaries, live performance by Folk artists and food. Those desirous of availing this facility can contact the administrative office 15 days prior to the date of tour or write to us at janapadaparishath@hotmail.com.

Contact Us

Karnataka Janapada Parishath

1, Jaladarshini Layout, New Bel Road,
Near M.S. Ramaiah Hospital,
Bengaluru, Karnataka - 560054

Phone: 080 2360 5033
Mobile: +91 96866 01166
Email: jaanapadaloka@gmail.com

Janapada Loka

Bangalore-Mysore Highway, State Highway 17,
Ramanagar District, Doddamannugudde Forest,
Karnataka - 562159

Phone: 080 2978 2000
Email: janapadaloka@gmail.com

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