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Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat

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Address: Kumarakrupa Road, Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Phone Number: 91 80 22261816
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Chitrakala Parishat is a renowned school of art in Bangalore, with an...

Chitrakala Parishat is a renowned school of art in Bangalore, with an enviable alumni list. Located in a tree-lined campus, CKP — as it is popularly known — has a museum, a store and a gallery worth visiting. The gallery has rotating exhibits while the museum has permanent displays of paintings and crafts. CKP comes alive during its much-awaited fests: the annual Handicraft Mela and the Chitra Santhe (art market), both of which provide outlets for artists and craftsmen.

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Centre for fine arts and flea markets!

Yet another serene place at the heart of the city! The galleries come to life when there's exhibition of paintings from artists. The parishat is home for ancient traditional... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yet another serene place at the heart of the city! The galleries come to life when there's exhibition of paintings from artists. The parishat is home for ancient traditional Mysore paintings; a must visit. There's also Dr. Svetoslav Roerich's fabulous paintings; again, a must see. Also see and admire the leather puppets. The entry ticket to the museums is Rs.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The area serves for a collection of handicrafts and artisans, anything to view, buy, relish can be done here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to pick up handicraft and designer stuff.one will find this place like Delhi Haat in North.Will find some exclusive designer stuff No bargain possible except the ending hours of exhibition.I shopped like crazy as I am one handicraft and ethnic lover.Good adrenal kick for ethnic lovers .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Very Warm Atmosphere with freshness of greens, one would get a chance to view creative paintings from Young ones to professionals. Displays truly marvelous, Thanks Golf club and race course very close by..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

As the name suggests this art centre has very good collection of Mysore art, paintings of Sir Roerich and other artefacts. It is popular venue for art exhibitions like hasthakala, and Santhe At least Once in a year we have "Santhe" which is very popular where we can bargain and shop beautiful handicrafts. This chitrakala parishath is centrally located near... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Many cultural events are held regularly; the performers are usually very good. Fantastic ambience and there an art gallery too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This place holds lots of art related exhibitions very frequently. Photography exhibitions are also held here. The huge permanent exhibition halls and the open air around the exhibition hall gives you the much needed space and relaxation when you visit the place. The place is located close to Shivananda Circle and is easily accessible both by public transport and personal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Santhe happens i guess once a year.. it is a must visit if you like arts.. I have shopped quite a few interesting art items..If you bargain you will get good deals.. The small cafe serves good coffee and snacks.. Parking is easy..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

The parishat is situated in a sprawling area in the heart of the city. The collections of art and artifact includes those of the Roerichs. Other collections include traditional Mysore painitings, Kejriwal, Kukke etc. Fine arts college is also situated in the complex. Exhibitions are frequently held in the complex which draws public. One of the major event is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I visited the place during the "hastakala" exhibition. The place is a temple of art, worth visiting for any art lover. The paintings/ art pieces on display are wonderful. The exhibition had some special attractions like Madhubani paintings, Palm leaf paintings etc. We thoroughly enjoyed our time.

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