A perfect delight of Indian art and culture for the people of all ages, Bharat Kala Bhavan is a renowned museum in Varanasi. Located inside the complex of Banaras Hindu University, Bharat Kala Bhavana boasts a perfect surrounding for history and art lovers. The museum houses a rich collection of arts, relics and artefacts that belong to different time periods. Of all the assortment, the most interesting is a vault section where different artefacts made of gold, platinum and jade are put up on display. These artefacts are mainly designer smoking pipes and coins from the Mughal era. On display, this popular tourist place in Varanasi also has various sculptures, textile collections and miniature paintings that belong to Mughal and other kingdoms. In total, Bharat Kala Bhavan houses 11 galleries; of which, Archaeological, Banaras, Painting, Textile and Decorative Art are the most popular sections. The exhibits at this tourism place in Varanasi also confirms the existence of Krishna cult in the 15th and 16th century in the city.
The history of this must-visit tourist place in Varanasi dates back to the early 20th century. With the establishment of Bharatiya Lalit Kala Parishad on 1sr January 1920, came the foundation of Bharat Kala Bhavan. The existing museum building was founded in the year 1950 by the then Prime Minister of India - Jawahar Lal Nehru.
Banaras Hindu University, Semi Circle Road No. 3 Opp Institute of Mgmt Studies, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005, India
Opening & Closing Timings
Bharat Kala Bhavan stays open from Monday to Saturday. On Sunday, the museum remains closed. Tourists can visit the place on any day from 10 in the morning to 5 in the evening.
The entry fee to Bharat Kala Bhavan differs for both Indian and international tourists.
- For Indians: 20 INR Per Head
- For Foreigners: 250 INR Per Head