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Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat

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Kumarakrupa Road, Bengaluru 560020, India
+91 80 2226 1816
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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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  • Average9%
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Kumarakrupa Road, Bengaluru 560020, India
+91 80 2226 1816
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Galleries at different levels are delightful but the shopping experience in the exhibitions is horrible and hence I rate them Average or 3 Star. New and budding artists are encouraged to send email / photos which they wish to exhibit but the people do not...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely superb collection of art from all over India - and across various ages! Forget the Museum of Modern Art with its absurdly offensive fees (where foreigners are charged 2,500% more than locals) and come here. Entrance is free and the staff are warm, friendly,...More

Thank Carlos Scott L
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This is one place where art lovers can really enjoy. They have art exhibitions every now and then, which is good for those who love shopping. Those who like to just quietly enjoy the art, should go during the week day and go to the...More

Thank Padma_12
Reviewed 4 July 2017

A large art centre with a diverse set of exhibitions. The entry price is only R50 for foreigners, which is a 10th of the entry to the National Gallery of Modern Art (a few minutes' walk away). We were pleasantly surprised by the breadth of...More

Thank Edanisl
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Best place to buy art or just enjoy art. Excellent exhibitions. The have fairs almost every weekend where you can buy great handmade or general artsy materials. the canteen has cheap food. Their yearly festival "chitra santhe" happening in January is must see for all...More

Thank iiNutCrackerii
Reviewed 24 June 2017

You find the rich collection in Kalamkari sarees, churidar etc. Usually people of higher class buy stuff from the exhibitions. Items are expensive but you find trendy and different stuff here. Visit once during the exhibitions. Some painiting and sculpture classes are also conducted here.

Thank Indu333
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Its a beautiful place to see in Bangalore. Museum is superb at the cost of Rs.10/- tickets only. You can see the Great Artist's creation in the gallery. The total area is picturesque, artists are doing their work under the banyan tree which creates a...More

Thank amalendu h
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Be it shoes, clothing, accessories, paintings and more... all displayed in make shift shacks like a flea market...i for one prefers shopping in regular bric n morse if not online...was quite an experience... the crowds didn't permit me the luxury to actually shop...the weather played...More

Thank Sindee18
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The best time to visit would be during an exhibition when artisans from all over the country come together and put up stalls. If you're looking for something unique yet traditional, this is the place to be :)

Thank CarolynTS013
Reviewed 18 May 2017

On a day without any agenda you can visit this place if you are an art lover. Best time to visit is during Art santhe ( art market) when you will get a taste of all handicraft & art sales of India.

Thank kmprasanak
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Response from PKS519 | Reviewed this property |
Usually on Dec 30 or 31.
27 February 2015|
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Response from PKS519 | Reviewed this property |
The shopping mall at the Leela Galleria is lovely with clothes, real and costume jewellery.