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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  • Entrance fee was ₹20 per adult. We spent an hour inside. Photography is strictly prohibited. Most paintings are by Raja Ravi Varma. There is also a random collection of Japanese, Chinese paintings and...  more »
  • Shri Chitra Art Gallery is located in the heart of the city near by the Trivendrum zoo and the museum. Very interesting historical artifacts such as statues, masks, furniture etc are kept in display. ...  more »
  • This is place in Trivandrum where original paintings of Raja Ravi Varma are kept. There are also other paintings of old foreign painters. Historical things are kept here. But if you history lover then...  more »
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  • Within the next half an hour, we left Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple to arrive at Sree Chitra Art Gallery which houses the collection of paintings, representing various genres of paintings in India, along with a few from other parts of Asia with a distinct stamp of Indian culture. Okay, I agree. Art, culture and creativity must be 100% honoured. However, there's only so much one can gasp within 20 minutes, unless of course you have nothing else to do for the rest of the day.
  • "Good place if you are interested in art and history".
  • Good place if you are interested in art/history.
  • This place is filled with beautiful paintings by some prominent artists including Raja Ravi Verma. The entrance fee is negligible and the staff is courteous.
  • Raja Ravi varnma's pictures

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