Andhra Pradesh, known for its rich cultural heritage and architecture and culture, is the top tourist destination in India. With more than 600 tourist locations, the second largest coast line in the country, 1000 years of history and pilgrimage centers of every major religion of India, AP is truly "The essence of India".
Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh, is also one of the most developed cities in the country and it is also home to the second largest film industry in India. It is also an emerging information technology and biotechnology hub of India. Telugu, Urdu and Hindi are the principal languages spoken in Hyderabad.
Shilparamam, a crafts village, conceived in the year 1992, is situated just about few kilometers from Hyderabad city. Sprawling over 65 acres (260,000 m2) of land in the hi-tech hub city of India, Shilparamam gives a scenic ambience of tradition and cultural heritage. For promotion and preservation of Indian arts and crafts and to motivate the artisans, the state government established this platform.
Enchanting the blend of arts and artifact, epitomizing the true legacy with the diverse natural beauty of rural India; Shilparamam is tribute to Andhra Pradesh. Exhibiting the rustic richness and creativity of Hyderabad, it has captivated the imagination of visitors. The lush and serene environment of Shilparamam is sculpted with woodwork, jewellery, cloths and local crafts of each region of the country. Showcasing a plethora of artistic ethos, Shilparamam is set amidst gardens, cascading waterfalls and natural rock heights.