Located within the Benaras Hindu University campus, the Bharat Kala Bhavan, Varanasi is a treasure trove of artifacts from the past. Founded in 1920 by Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, the Bharat Kala Bhavan was annexed by the Benaras Hindu University in 1950.
The present structure housing the Bharat Kala Bhavan was established in 1962, and since then the entire collection of over a hundred thousand pieces of artifacts is on display here. Showcasing the past heritage of India, the museum is divided into various galleries like the Nidhi Gallery, Nicholas Roerich Gallery named after the famous painter, Mahamana Malviya Gallery, Chhavi Gallery, the Archeological Gallery, Decorative Arts gallery and the Sculpture Gallery.
On display are miniature paintings from the Mughal era, sculptures, bronze statues dating back to the 1st century, textiles from the days gone past, pictures, manuscripts and pottery-- all showcasing the rich and varied heritage of our country. Also on display are a collection of miniature paintings in the Rajasthani, Pahari and Gujarati styles along with jewellery made form terracotta and ivory, metal craft and many more. A well maintained museum, the Bharat Kala Bhavan is a must for those interested in our culture and heritage.
|Timings||All days of the week 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Except Sat. and Sun.|
|Visit Duration||2 to 3 hours|
|Indian fees||Rs 10/-|
|Foreign Tourists Fee||Rs 150/-|