Bharat Bhawan Overview

Ranked 5 of 125 sightseeing in Bhopal

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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Bharat Bhawan

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
30th Apr 16

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
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Parth Sabharwal

Parth Sabharwal5.0/5

379 reviews

Great place for artist

This the place where vocal, vocal and performers place, it was inaugurated in feb 1982, the then prime minister of india Indira gandhi, it on the upper lake side, its enterance feed is rs 10,

Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Rizwanuddin Rafiq4.3/5

2881 reviews

A great attraction for art lovers.

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

Anil walimbe4.3/5

10 reviews

Center for Performing Arts

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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  • Center for Performing Arts
  • Center for Performing Arts
  • Center for Performing Arts

Suresh Ramaswamy

Suresh Ramaswamy3.9/5

110 reviews

For culture and arts

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 year4.3/5

9 reviews

The place of art

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.



15 reviews

A nice place indeed

This is a very beautiful place. You can have a good experience here. You can get to know about our country's history.

Vineet tripathi

Vineet tripathi3.9/5

61 reviews

Hub of cultural activities

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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Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal

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Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal
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Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal
Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal

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Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal
Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal

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Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal