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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  • The art gallery has some beautiful paintings with their descriptions. The main attraction is a chariot and a huge painting. It is included in Napier museum ticket and should be seen. 
    The art gallery has some beautiful paintings with their descriptions. The main attraction is a chariot and a huge painting. It is included in Napier museum ticket and should be seen.  more »
  • The place could be better maintained. Tends to be dank and the lighting could be better. It has interesting artwork- a few of Raja Ravi Verma, some from the Tagore family, and other artists... 
    The place could be better maintained. Tends to be dank and the lighting could be better. It has interesting artwork- a few of Raja Ravi Verma, some from the Tagore family, and other artists...  more »
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  • Nice place we can enjoy masterpieces of sree ravivarma and other famous artist here
  • The gallery is beautiful and worth to visit. As paintings are kept in glass and reflection of outside light prohibits to take good photograph.

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