Photo Art Gallery


14.0/5(6 Ratings)

Photo Art Gallery Overview

Ranked 20 of 40 sightseeing in Shimla

The Photo Art Gallery is a famous gallery where the beauty, culture, flora and fauna of the Himalayan state, Himachal Pradesh can be explored. The gallery exhibits 20,000 photographs of the state taken by the famed photographer, Inder Pal. Some of the highlighting works are Bhimakali Temple Shimla, Christ Church Shimla Viceregal Lodge Shimla and Chandratal Lake Shimla.

The theme photographic works displayed at the gallery include subjects like landscape, nature, wildlife, fine art, travel, digital stock and other image galleries.

Visitors can click photographs at the gallery, but use of flash is strictly prohibited. In addition to the gallery, travellers can engage in hiking, leisure walks, climbing and observing the wild life of the region at the scenic Potter's Hill.

Tourists can either stroll through the Mall on the western side to reach the site at Chaura Maidan or can also come from National Highway 22 to reach the summer hill.

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What travellers are saying about Photo Art Gallery

Experience scale
  • Excellent 2
  • Good 1
  • Terrible 0
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  • Very Good 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/StorageLockers/Storage

Timing, fees and more


Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
9:00 AM -5:00 PM
9:00 AM -6:30 PM
9:00 AM -6:30 PM
Public Holidays:
9:00 AM -6:30 PM

Other Details

Famous for:
Art Galleries
Not Allowed:
99% voted as clean

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Reviews and Ratings

Manish bhatnagar

Manish bhatnagar5.0/5

50 reviews

Excellent Place

The Photo Art Gallery is at the mall road and very easily accessible. The wooden work inside the building is excellent and the contents inside is even more excellent. They sell the replica of the art work and you will love the place.

Anant Kanndpal

Anant Kanndpal3.6/5

5 reviews

Good old construction

The construction is good, the content inside is average. They sometimes host plays/ cultural events etc in the night (free). This is so close to the ridge, you can visit it once.



5 reviews

Beautiful collection

Photo Art Gallery is actually a very good place and they have beautiful collection.

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