Bharat Bhavan


Bharat Bhavan was established in 1982 as a cultural complex to promote creative and performing arts. It enjoys a significant place among the national institutes of India. The center was planned by the notable architect Charles Correa.
The architectural plan of the cultural complex is very unique and innovative with a number of low buildings constructed around the banks of the lake. Bharat Bhavan is situated in Shamla hills, which is on the banks of a lake. It is one of the most well known centers in India involved in the conservation of traditional folk culture and art. To promote and preserve Indian art and literature a number of museum are built in the complex which are as follows:

Rupankar is the museum of art, which exhibits the present-day folk, urban and art of aboriginals. It also has a workshop for metal casting, ceramic, litho and stone craft.

Vagartha is a center of Indian poetry. The center offers a good platform to the upcoming and also established writers who can interact through translation, recitation, lecture and publication. The center has a vast collection of ancient and contemporary poetry.

Rangmandal is the theatre repertory of the complex, where many plays and stage shows are organized. It has a library well stacked with books and a play museum.

Anhad is a beautiful hall for classical music and folk music, where some of the well-known musicians have performed.

You can visit Bharat Bhavan between 10.30 am to 5.00 pm. It is closed on Sundays and government holidays.

Last Updated on 23 July 2012