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Bharat Kala Bhavan

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Address: Varanasi Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, India

The museum has a great collection of clay and bronze sculpture, paintings,...

The museum has a great collection of clay and bronze sculpture, paintings, silks and embroidered textiles.

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Amazing museum

Bharat kala bhawan is located in Banaras Hindu university. It's a great pleasure to visit this museum as it has a number of ancestral weapons which were used by raja and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 February 2017
Harshita S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Bharat Kala Bhawan is in Banaras Hindu University campus which can be visited in office hours. This Museum is basically an Archaeological Museum where you can get a complete picture of the History, Culture and Archaeology of the Gangetic region and particularly the mystic city of Varanasi. The gallery are thematically arranged. The Nidhi gallery is open only at... More 

Thank Amit R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Bharat kala bhawan is located in Banaras Hindu university. It's a great pleasure to visit this museum as it has a number of ancestral weapons which were used by raja and maharajahs. Many old silver and gold coins are kept there. It is very good in terms of educational trip for school students.

Thank Harshita S
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

It's a very good museum within BHU. Spread over 2 floors, would tale at least couple of hours to see, even for a casual visitor,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

This was an unexpected pleasure to visit. There is an excellent collection of sculpture and a truly exceptional display representing many schools of Indian miniature painting. Had we had more time, we would have liked to see more of the beautiful university campus and I would have returned to study the paintings further - so many! so beautiful! so tiny!

Thank Lois B
Indore, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Visited bhart kala bhavan during recent visit to national cultural festival at BHU. Great platform for artists to perform. Thanx to BHU who has given a big platform for such events and artists. It was great to visit historic Bharat kala Bhavan and see events happening there well maintained. Best of luck BHU for the future.

Thank nilesh_nagar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

well maintained museum. must visit. be prepared to walk a lot. depending on your field of interest, you may take one to two hours seeing it.

Thank mrinmayee r
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

It is not as big and bold as the museum at Sarnath, but it is quite and simple located on Banaras Hindu University Campus. From here you can walk to the new Viswanath Temple in 15 minutes. OK it is a history and cultural museum, not for kids.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Well worth the trip with old and modern art and artifacts as well as a good overview of the founding of Banaras Hindu University.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

visit to the university is a different pace and vision from the tumult of the river and town. quiet, well manicured and peaceful, we regained our composure here

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

This two story building has many exhibits including: coins, textile, paintings, carvings, photos, and statues. Some of the articles are so valuable that they are a walk-in safe. However, one has to check their camera before entering as no photo taking is allowed.

Thank fuzzyfred

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