The public transport of the city is mostly reliant on the shared autos (Vikram/Tempo) that run from one Chowk to the other. If one is feeling lucky and has some time on their hands, city buses under the Ranchi Municipal Corporation are also an option to travel around the city on a budget. Shorter distances can be covered by using cycle rickshaws and battery operated Tuk-Tuk(s). Moreover, the services of Ola Cabs have become more than satisfactory and accessible in the recent times.
From Birsa Munda Airport (Ranchi Airport)— The shortest route from the airport to the museum is 14 km. One can choose to get a:
1. Prepaid taxi from inside the Airport premises.
2. Call an Ola Cab.
3. Walk towards the road leading to the Airport to find local autos that can be reserved entirely for you or shared autos that will drop you till Hinoo Chowk.
From Ranchi Junction Railway Station— The shortest route is 5.9 km. From Khadgarha Bus Stop— The shortest route is 5.3 km. The closest chowk to the museum is Karamtoli Chowk.
Monday: 10 am - 4.30 pm
Tuesday: 10 am - 4.30 pm
Wednesday: 10 am - 4.30 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 4.30 pm
Friday: 10 am - 4.30 pm
The Museum remains closed on public holidays.
Tribal Museum, Tagore Hill Rd, Tetartoli, Morabadi, Ranchi, Jharkhand 834008
The Tribal museum houses dioramas depicting the traditional livelihoods of the 32 tribes of Jharkhand. Each diorama created by the sculptor Amitava Mukherjee—who is an alumnus of the Government Art College, Kolkata—depicts a nuclear family in a rural setup. This museum offers a visual journey into the lives of the various tribes that have played a pivotal role in the history of Jharkhand. It bears testimony to many movements that have been led by indigenous people of this picturesque plateau. These movements led to Jharkhand attaining statehood. The city of Ranchi is often (unofficially) referred to as the 'City of Waterfalls'. This title is self-explanatory, and the beauty of nature permeates into almost every district of this state. The lifestyles of the tribes and their traditional systems of knowledge have had a considerable role to play in the development of the state of Jharkhand. The dioramas and the accompanying photos by photographer Malay Kumar (on the walls opposite the dioramas) illustrate the colourful culture of Jharkhand and its people. They also highlight the importance of art, music, and dance in the daily lives of the communities. The museum also attempts to highlight the tools and musical instruments which are synonymous to the culture of the individual tribes.