Bharat Bhavan - History, Timings & Entry Fee

Museum / Gallery

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Distance (From Bhopal Junction Railway Station): 5 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins - 1 Hr

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 5 km from Bhopal Junction, Bharat Bhavan is an autonomous multi-arts complex and museum located in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Situated near Upper Lake, it is one of the popular museums in Bhopal, and among the must-visit places in Bhopal.

Opened in 1982, Bharat Bhavan was established and financed by the Government of Madhya Pradesh. It has been set up to create an interactive experience through verbal, visual, and performing arts. Bharat Bhavan provides space for contemporary expression, thought, quest and innovation. It seeks to provide a creative and thought-provoking environment to those who wish to contribute something new and meaningful, in a contemporary scene in the fine arts, literature, theatre, cinema, dance, and music.

Designed by architect Charles Correa, the complex has a series of terraced gardens, which would be seen cascading down to the lake. The visitors enter at the highest level and walk down a pedestrian spine, flanked by a pattern of courtyards, to reach the various parts of the complex. The complex includes an art gallery of Indian painting and sculpture, a fine art workshop, an open-air amphitheater (Bahirang), a studio theatre (Abhirang), an auditorium (Antarang), a museum of tribal and folk art, libraries of Indian poetry, classical music as well as folk music. Besides this, Bhavan hosts artists and writers under its artist-in-residence program at the 'Ashram'. Each part of the building is distinct yet flows easily one another, linked by meandering paths.

Timings: 2 PM - 8 PM (Feb - Oct), 1 PM - 7 PM (Nov - Jan), Closed on Mondays

Entry Fee: Rs.10 for Person & free entry on Fridays