Location: Urusvati Himalayan Folk Art Museum is located on a hilltop at a distance of 100 m from the famous Nicholas K. Roerich Art Gallery of Naggar in Manali, Himachal Pradesh.
Description: The word Urusvati refers to the light of a morning star. This folk art museum was established as a research institute by Professor and Madame Nicholas Roerich in Naggar in the year 1928. The main motive behind the establishment of this tribal cum folk art museum was to offer a place to study the history and culture of Himalayan region. They wanted to make this place a research center related to the detailed study of medicinal value of Indian and Tibetan tradition. This institute was later on named as Urusvati Himalayan Folk Art Museum, which came into light in the year 1993. This museum consists of a great collection of Russian folk art, musical instruments, painted dishes, dolls and stone carvings. Oil paintings designed by Russian artists are a great source of attraction for tourists. There are many types of woodcarvings displayed in this art museum, such as door framework, wonderfully designed crystal pieces and quotations from Agniyoga. This museum comprises of a beautiful collection of costumes belonging to Ladakh, Kullu, Lahaul-Spiti and Tibet.
Activities: The Urusvati Himalayan Folk Art Museum is one of the best tourist places of Manali which will guide you about the traditions and cultures of this historically rich place.