An Art Lover's Paradise !!
Sri Chitra Art Gallery is a fascinating spot which attracts art lovers from all over the world. It has a rare and amazing collection of traditional and contemporary Indian art, Travancore paintings, etc. Sri Chitra Art Gallery and Napier museum are located in the same compound in Trivandrum.
Raja Ravi Varma a renowned painter of Travancore, famous as "Prince among painters and painter among princes", brought Indian art work to the global platform. His paintings are displayed in the gallery. Oil paintings made by Raja Ravi Varma are fabulous. You can see extraordinary international art works from China, Japan, Tibet and Bali in the art gallery. Another major attraction of this museum is Tanjore Paintings. This museum is full of world class art work, from miniatures of Rajasthan, Rajput and Mughals to the astounding works of RabindraNath Tagore, Jamini Roy and K.K. Heber.
It has a good collection of artifacts. Typical Kerala style mural paintings, with stones and bright colours add an important factor to make this gallery a popular tourist spot. The museum also displays bronze images, ivory carvings, temple chariots and historical ornaments etc. Sri Chitra Art Gallery remains open for its visitors from Tuesday to Sunday. Sri Chitra Art Gallery is considered one of the most famous art galleries in Kerala.