For those who are looking for a unique experience then Chenchu Lakshmi Tribal Museum is the place for them to visit. This tribal museum is located near the entrance to Srisailam town. This museum presents a glimpse into the lives of various indigenous tribes who are residing in the Srisailam forests. This museum has been after Chenchu Lakshmi, consort of Narasimha Swamy. Statue of Chenchu Lakshmi can also be seen at the museum.
Here at the museum, one can get a better understanding of the lives of these tribes, their practices and culture. One of the prominent tribes in the Nallamala Hills is Chenchus. Nallamala forest has been the residing abode of these tribes with close to no contact with the outside world. However, after the construction of the concrete road by the government, sometimes members of these tribes can be seen interacting with tourists.
This tribal museum has two floors; each floor displaying a wide array of artifacts related to various tribes. Some of the objects displayed at the museum include Idols of Gods, weapons, objects of daily use, musical instruments and many more.
In the vicinity of the museum, there is also a park which is dotted with images of dinosaurs, tribal huts, etc. There is also children play area inside the museum complex. Visitors can also buy locally collected honey at the shop in museum. The honey sold here is collected by the members of tribes and is sold by the state government.
The opening timings of Chenchu Lakshmi Museum are from 8.30 AM to 8 PM. The entry fee at the tribal museum is Rs. 10 per person. It is located at a distance of around 1 km from the Srisailam bus stand and hence can be reached easily. Tourists can hire locally run auto rickshaws or travel in their own vehicle to the museum.