Explore Bangalore's artistic side

Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath

A visual feast of Indian folk and contemporary art, visit this arts campus for the museum, the buzzing market and enriching workshops.


By visiting the centre, you not only learn more about regional art, but help the efforts to preserve and spread awareness about the local history, folklore, and support budding artists. The centre also sells crafts created by artisans from rural parts of the region, providing a platform for them to earn a sustained income. 

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Getting there

Located along Kumara Krupa road, the centre is easy to locate. The nearest metro station is some distance away (Mantri Square) so consider getting a taxi from there, or taking the bus. 

Traveller’s notes

The centre hosts artists from all over the world, with 13 permanent museum galleries, and five others rented out to international consulates for art exhibitions. 

If you’re looking to buy some art, then be sure to visit the centre or one of their flea markets, or when various artists and artisans display and sell their work.

Don't miss the yummy Indian snacks (all vegan) sold in the canteen!

  •  Elita Almeida 

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