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. See Shri Chitra Art Gallery and all Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) has to offer by arranging your trip with our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary builder.
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  • July 30, 2017
    A very popular place in Trivandrum and must see for the Art lovers. Good display of the rich art tradition of the State of Kerala.  more »
  • June 4, 2017
    The place is near by the Trivendrum zoo. There are some more art galleries, park in the same complex. It's worth to visit if you are interested in historical artifacts such as statues, masks, furnitur...  more »
  • May 28, 2017
    Worth visiting good information on the Kerala arts & royalty. Fine arts students will find it very worthy. Paintings from other Asian locations are on display. Post cards printed are also available at...  more »
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  • July 8, 2017
    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.
  • June 13, 2017
    "Good place if you are interested in art and history".
  • April 17, 2017
    Good place if you are interested in art/history.
  • December 11, 2016
    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.
  • April 6, 2017
    Raja Ravi varnma's pictures

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The main accommodations in Thiruvananthapuram proper lie to the north of the main train station. Ranging from boutiques set in colonial-era buildings to side street youth hostels with dormitory-style rooms, the choice throughout the city covers a wide range. However, plenty of visitors to Thiruvananthapuram choose to stay closer to the coast instead, arranging day trips to the city itself. Nearby beach resorts, such as Varkala and Kovalam, rank high on visitors' lists, with abundances of boutique hotels, beach huts, and resorts.
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