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About Bharat Kala Bhavan

Varanasi’s Bharat Kala Bhavan was established on 1 January 1920 as an extension of Bharat Kala Parishad. Between the years 1920 to 1962, this museum saw many changes in locations in the city before the first Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru laid the foundation of the present day building in 1950. Now it is located inside the Banaras Hindu University. On display are a range of artifacts, Hindu as well as Buddhist sculptures, rare pictures, Mughal paintings, jewelry, terracotta beads, collection of Rajasthani, Gujarati, Pahari miniature paintings, manuscripts, brocade textiles, pottery, bronze and other metal statues, contemporary art form and more. There are some displays which date back to 1st to15th century. The total number of displays are 1,00000 plus. The first Honorary Chairman of the museum was Rabindranath Tagore and the first Vice-Chairman was his nephew, Silpacharya Abanindranth Tagore. However, the main credit for creating the collection and establishment goes to Padmavibhushan Late Rai Krishnadasa, the renowned Hindi writer.

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  • Best Time to Visit Anytime
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Entry Fee Local Tourist: INR 5 Foreign Tourist: INR 40
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera

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