Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal

Bharat Bhawan

Rank 9
Ranked 9 of 124,
in Bhopal
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13 Ratings & 5 Reviews

About Bharat Bhawan

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Summer: 2.00 PM - 8.00 PM , Winter: 1.00 PM - 7.00 PM

Bharat Bhawan is a multi-arts complex of unparalleled excellence, which was inaugurated on 13th February 1982 by the then Prime Minister of India, Mrs. Indira Gandhi. It was established and financed by the Government of Madhya Pradesh, and is run by an autonomous trust. Designed by architect Charles Correa, this building houses a museum, an art gallery, a workshop and more.  

Set up to create an interactive proximity among verbal, visual and performing arts, Bharat Bhawan is a thriving centre for contemporary arts. The main entrance of this building is marked by a series of terraced gardens that can be seen cascading down to the Upper Lake. Visitors can enter the building at the highest level and walk down the pedestrian spine flanked by a pattern of courtyards in order to reach various parts of the complex.

Different units of Bharat Bhawan include Roopankar (museum of fine arts), Rangmandal (a repertory), Antrang (an indoor theatre) and Bahirang (an outdoor theatre). Vagarth (a centre of Indian poetry), Anhad (a library of classical and folk music) and an art gallery are among other major establishments within the complex. There is also an Ashram which serves as the residence for guest artists. Tourists can reach the complex by bus or auto.

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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Anil walimbe

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  • Anil walimbe
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 9 Reviews
  •  11 helpful votes
  •  5640 readers

"Center for Performing Arts"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 30, 2016
Excellent place designed by the renowned architect Charles Correa (in 1982). Very well maintained.
It has art galleries, amphi theaters, gardens, souvenir shop, workshop rooms, etc.
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Suresh Ramaswamy

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  • Suresh Ramaswamy
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 109 Reviews
  •  450 helpful votes
  •  72073 readers

"For culture and arts"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Mar 30, 2015
The cultural heart of Bhopal. Centrally located in the city. Lovely premises, very neat with lots of parking space and conveniences. Great place for theatre, cultural and art shows. One of the most popular places in Bhopal.
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  • 3 votes

You Next year

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  • You Next year
  • Lives in Bhopal
  • 9 Reviews
  •  63 helpful votes
  •  8586 readers

"The place of art"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Sep 4, 2014
Bharat Bhawan is known for the theatre play and cultural activities. Any day you will come to Bhopal then, you can watch program in this Bhavan. It is also popular as the centre of art.
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  • Rinkesh
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  • Lives in Surat
  • 15 Reviews
  •  48 helpful votes
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"A nice place indeed"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jun 9, 2014
This is a very beautiful place. You can have a good experience here. You can get to know about our country's history.
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  • 11 votes

Vineet tripathi

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  • 61 Reviews
  •  327 helpful votes
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"Hub of cultural activities"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted May 30, 2014
Bharat Bhawan is hub of all cultural activities in Bhopal. They conduct very occasionally cultural programs as well as concerts from renowned artists from India and abroad. Special emphasis is on musical and theatrical presentations. Their open air theater is one of the best in its kind in India.
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