A great attraction for art lovers. - Bharat Bhawan, Bhopa...

A great attraction for art lovers.

Review of Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal

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Rank 5
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in Bhopal
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15 Ratings & 7 Reviews

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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7 traveller reviews for Bharat Bhawan

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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

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"A great attraction for art lovers."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 26, 2017
Bharat Bhawan a renowned multi art complex located on Swaminathan road just at the Southern Bank of Upper Lake. It has come up due to the dedication of Mr. Ashok Vajpeyi and it was inaugurated by late PM Mrs. Indira Gandhi in 1982.
It has an amphibian theater, Roopankar a tribal museum, picture gallery, a studio where special shows are organized, an instruments gallery, a workshop for the art loving students. It has the support of all renowned artists such as Ustad Amjad Ali Khan. Now contemporary art is growing.
A cafe is also available. It provides magnificent views of Upper Lake.
Nearby attractions are Upper Lake, Sheetaldas Ki Baghiya, Manav Sanghralay, State Museum etc.
Nearby restaurants are Angithi, Shama of Jenha Numa Pace, Hotel Ranjit Lake View, Wind & Wave etc.
It"s a must visit attraction specially for the Art lovers.
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Anil walimbe

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  • Anil walimbe
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 10 Reviews
  •  13 helpful votes
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"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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"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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You Next year

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  • Lives in Bhopal
  • 9 Reviews
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"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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"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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About Bharat Bhawan (Museum)

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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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