Sri Chitra Art Gallery which is also known as the Sri Chitralayam displays precious collection of paintings by the royals. Shri Chitra Art Gallery features a varied collection of classical and modern paintings. You can witness beautiful works of Raja Ravi Varma, Nicholas Roerich, Svetoslav Roerich, Jamini Roy, Rabindranath Tagore, to name a few. This Art Gallery has approximately 1100 paintings and you can see the display works from the Mughal, Rajput, Bengal, Rajasthan, and Tanjore schools of art. Also the art gallery has an oriental collection of paintings as well from China, Japan, Tibet and Bali which offer a visual treat to the art lovers.
The Sree Chitra Art Gallery is located in the Museum and Zoo campus in the central of the Thiruvananthapuram City and getting there is easily available. You can approach the gallery by buses, auto-rickshaws and taxis.
Things to Do & See in and around
Along with admiring the beautiful paintings by the royal painters you can also pay a visit to nearby attractions like Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, Napier Museum and Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds.
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
On Wednesday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
The Ticket Sales up to 4:30 PM
The art gallery is closed on Mondays
Above 12 years - Rs. 20.00/-
Below 12 years - Rs. 5.00/-
Family tickets (Father, Mother and Two Children) - Rs. 40.00/-
Group (35 Students and Two Teachers) - Rs. 150.00/-
Car Parking facilities available at the cost of Rs. 150.00/-
Best Time to Visit
October and February are generally considered the best time to visit Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala.