Sargaalaya Kerala Arts & Crafts Village, Iringal
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A wonder world of tradition in the form of beautiful handicrafts and overwhelming performances - This exquisite blend of tradition with beauty is what makes Sargaalaya the unique tourist destination, a soothing experience for every visitor.
Sargaalaya Kerala Arts and Crafts village is an initiative of Department of Tourism, Govt.
of Kerala, was established in the year 2011 as a part of responsible tourism project in 20 acres of land on the banks of Moorad River, close to National Highway in Iringal, Kozhikode.
Started as a venture for the development of Traditional Arts and Crafts of India, with specific focus on Kerala, this has become one of the major tourist attractions of Kerala.
Along with international travellers, people numbering 2.
9 lakh visited the spot last year.
Sargaalaya has been awarded as the India’s Best Rural Tourism Project by the Ministry of Tourism, Govt.
The project is managed by the Uralungal Labour Contract Co-operative Society Ltd.
The craft village in a brief is a cluster of skilled artisans - A group who make out majestic craft pieces and another group who perform the traditional art forms.
Rather than the sale of these handicrafts, the visitors can also learn from the artisans.
There are 27 cottages in the craft villages where more than 60 varieties of crafts are made by hand.
With the rare combination of art and tourism, the village paves platform for the development of traditional artisans.
The whole traditional industry of Arts and Handicrafts is getting boosted with ample opportunity for sale of their products and they are given brand protection as well.
The large number of art lovers and tourists can witness live display of craftsmanship.
They are also provided with the opportunity of learning the unique skills from the talented artisans.