Shri Chitra Art Gallery, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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Take a trip through Indian and Asian history through paintings at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, a diverse collection of visual arts set in two pavilions inside a zoo. Established in 1935, by the then Maharaja of Travancore, the gallery boasts over 1,000 paintings including works of important artists such as Raja Ravi Varma and his brother C. Raja Raja Varma, Nicholas Roerich and his son Svetoslav, Rabindranath Tagore and his pupil Jamini Roy. Painted or embroidered Tibetan thanga, Mughal and tanjore painting as well as Bali art make a diverse oriental collection. Another highlight is Indian murals from prehistory down to 18th century. Plan your Shri Chitra Art Gallery visit and explore what else you can see and do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) using our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) route planning tool .
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  • Its located inside the trivandrum zoo. You can visit this place after you finish walking in the zoo or visit this place before you enter the zoo...The place is clean and maintain really well with some...  more »
  • Collection of paintings by Indian artists, classical and modern style. Japanese prints and also some Tibetan paintings. Nicely presented in beautiful buildings.
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  • The collections in here are really awesome and the artists deserve praise for their work, well maintained place  more »
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  • A must visit for all those who love Art and Sri Chitra Gallery which is located in museum and zoo complex which is hub of many activities. Zoo, museum, children park, rose garden etc all are located in the same campus. Lot of school children used to visit this place. Some of the original paintings are on display here. It is heaven for art lovers. Photography is prohibited. Entrance fee is very low, almost free. Please do visit and appreciate art on display.
  • An art gallery in the museum compound, which houses a wide variety of paintings and mural arts from the prehistoric period to that of the last century. Raja Ravi Varma's masterpieces forms the main highlight, followed by those of Roerich's and many others, both known and unknown. The Persian translation of the Mahabharata is adorable. Entry fee is just twenty five rupees, which is worth to spend, considering its informative ascept in relation to various mythologies and histories.
  • Very good experience...we can see paintings of Shri raja Ravi varma and raja raja varma... paintings are very realistic...never seen such beautiful collection...I like the Frank brooks painting the most.,.
  • Sree Chitra Art Gallery is an art gallery in Thiruvananthapuram, India, established in 1935. It is located towards the northern side of the Napier Museum. It was inaugurated by Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma. The gallery features a unique collection of traditional and contemporary paintings, including the works of Raja Ravi Varma, Nicholas Roerich, Svetoslav Roerich, Jamini Roy, Rabindranath Tagore, V. S. Valiathan, C. Raja Raja Varma, and K. C. S. Paniker. There are approximately 1100 paintings at the gallery.
  • Beautiful.... Head here during the day.... Preferably before 3....entry closes strictly by 4:15
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