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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  • paitings by raja ravi verma and ancient india can be seen beutifully in this paintings.moreover all this paitings are authentic and very eye catching. the artist might be very much delighted by the ex...  more »
  • It is located inside the Trivandrum Zoo. Zoo tickets are not required to enter it, also the zoo queue can be skipped while entering. Gallery requires additional tickets purchased inside. 
  • Neat and well maintained place. Excellent collection and awesome paintings, though i have limited exposure to art, but still i was able to appreciate the collection 
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  • This place is a amazing place of the collection of Raja ravi varma paintings, there are other paintings of British era , and paintings of other countries, If you are around Trivandrum one must see the place, maintained by archaeological department.
  • A well maintained collection of paintings by Raja Ravi Varma and his uncle Raja Raja Varma. The only shortcoming is the lack of informative guides.
  • As this was my first art gallery ever visited, I was expecting a lot. And believe me, it didn't disappoint. Consisting of a lovely collection of some of Raja Ravi Varma's best paintings, this gallery is a mandatory place to go to in Trivandrum. Paintings by Nicholas Roerich just add to the gallery's beauty. The Japanese paintings, the paintings depicting the Dashavatar, life phases of Krishna, some really old murals, and paintings by contemporary Malayali artists, the place has so much to boast off. I was completely smitten by Roerich's work. Needless to say, Raja Ravi Varma is an epitome of great work, and seeing his paintings first hand was an experience that shall be savored forever. You can't take photos, of course and the tickets are a measly 20 rupees.
  • The World famous paintings of Raja Ravi Varma and Raja Varma
  • Beautiful. If you ever need to know for yourself the talent of the great artist Raja Ravi Varma, don't go anywhere else. This is the right place.