This exhibitions includes the unique dwelling types of architectural marvels from different tribal communities from the Gangetic plains of Uttaranchal, lush green forest areas of North-east India, the arid region of western India, plateau region of central India, hilly tracts of eastern India, the Nilgiri (blue-mountain) tracts of South western India etc. Presently, there are about forty house-types, youth dormitories, shrines and other centres of cultural interactions clustered together in this section. These dwellings represent the Warli community of Maharashtra, Kutia Kondh, Saora and Gadaba communities of Orissa, Rathwa and Chodhri tribes of Gujarat, Bodo Kachari, Mishing and Karbi tribes of Assam, Agaria and Bhil communities of Mahya Pradesh, Kars and Rajwars of Chhattisgarh, Santal tribe of Jharkhand, Jatapu tribe of Andhra Pradesh, Bhumij from West Bengal, Tangkhul and Kabui Nagas from Manipur, Chakhesang Naga of Nagaland, Reang tribe of Tripura, and Toda and Kota communities of Tamil Nadu.
Today, ‘Tribal Habitat’ is one of the important exhibition premises, spread over about forty acres of land, which attracts large number of visitors to the Museum. For researchers engaged in architecture, tribal art and religion, conservation techniques, graphic art, as well as administrative planners, the Tribal Habitat of IGRMS is a laboratory for various practical experiences.