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“Wheel of Life”

Andretta Artists' VIllage
Siliguri, India
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Wheel of Life”
Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

At first sight Andretta artists' village seems like a typical Himachali village: picturesque, clean, pretty and serene. But it boasts of more. For starters, there is the Sobha Singh Art Gallery which, apart from showcasing some of his most notable paintings like Sohni-Mahiwal, also has his own personal belongings on display. The building housing this gallery is where the artist lived so it's actually more than a gallery; it's a fascinating museum. Then there is the lovely mud-plastered cottage of Norah Richards, a playwright and writer credited with the rise of Punjabi theatre. However, Andretta is most famous for its eponymous glazed pottery. You can even try your hand at it if any of the wheels are free! And it doesn't even cost much.

Visited March 2014
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English first
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Experience !”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

We went to the Andretta pottery museum and tried our hands at the art - amazing time we had. Also, the Shobha Singh art gallery is a must visit - a small gallery but totally worth the pieces of art there.

Visited December 2013
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New Delhi, India
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“brilliant place great to understand art in natural flow”
Reviewed December 21, 2013

shobha singh place is small but his art is so good, some of the paintings are so life like, we were recomended by kiran & vikram owners of the resort centre point palampur as part of our itinerary planned by them for the day, must say it was a right choice made, worth going, will come again

Visited October 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 6 Contributor
306 reviews
180 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“artist sobha singhs town”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

from palampur this small town is reached after driving through a narrow,winding road and very rural atmosphere.
the main attraction here is the museum built in memory of artist sardar sobha singh.it is a small museum in the house of the artist .the paintings are good ,mostly of the Sikh Gurus,and his famous sohni mahiwal painting.
there is a small shop at the.
entrance where they have some nice handmade knickknacks for sale,we purchased some kerchiefs and tablecloths.
the museum also organizes artists get togathers,i was told,

Visited September 2013
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Gurgaon
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“Andretta village”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

We could visit Sobha Singh gallery. Further way into the vilage was not easy to navigate by car and hence we dropped the plan to visit the mud house and other things.

Visited June 2013
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