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Venkatappa Art Gallery
The Venkatappa Art Gallery is situated in the Karnataka Government Museum. It exhibits some of the rich art of Bangalore. The Art Gallery is comprised of two floors and displays 600 paintings.

Art lovers must make a point to visit the Venkatappa Art Gallery during Bangalore Sightseeing Tours.Venkatappa Art Gallery houses some of the exclusive collections of scenic displays. Venkatappa Art Gallery, as the name suggests has an exhibition of the great works of the famous artist K. Venkatappa. Get to know more about Venkatappa Art Gallery during Bangalore Tours. Read more...

Channapatna Tourist Info

Introduction

Channapatna is famous for its lacquerware toys and is aptly called "gonmbegala ooru" meaning toyland. It is situated about 60 kilometer (37.5 miles) southwest of Bangalore and 40 kilometer (25 miles) from Mysore, in Ramanagaram district. The toy industry affects almost the whole town in some way or the other. More than 6000 people are an active part of it – there are 254 home manufacturing units and 50 small factories here.

It was Tipu Sultan who invited artisans from Persia to train local artisans to make toys out of ivory wood or Ala mara, as it is locally known. Over time, other woods -- including rubber, sycamore, cedar, pine and teak – started being used. After a spell of decline, the industry is now being revived by the Karnataka Handicrafts Development Corporation. The craft is now protected as a geographical indication (GI) under the World Trade Organization.

Apart from toys, Channapatna is also famous for its raw silk and coconut products. Around 20 kilometer (12.5 miles) away is the Maloor Aprameya Swamy Temple. It has the famed Ambegal Krishna whose beauty inspired Purandhara Dasa. Maloor is also known as Dakshina Ayodhya. Other religious places around the town are the Kengal Aanjaneya Swamy Temple, Kanva Maharshi Math, Bevoor Math and Brahmanya Theertha Brundavan. There are around 30 Mahdavi mosques in Channapatna.

Other attractions include the Kanva Reservoir, 13 kilometer (8.12 miles) away, with an automatic siphon system, the Revana Siddeswara Betta and the Kokkare Bellur bird sanctuary where you can find spot-billed pelicans and painted storks.

Special Attributes

Channapatna is also known as toyland because of the lacquerware toys it produces.

Nuisance

The site is peaceful, and free of irritants.

Dressing restrictions

No such restrictions. Dress in whatever you find comfortable

Connectivity

There are many buses operating to Channapatna from Bangalore's main bus stand in Majestic. Alternatively, you can hire a private taxi.

Enjoyed by

All

Exposure

The weather is fairly pleasant, like Bangalore's. But it could get sunny in the afternoons.

Avoidable Season

The monsoon since your time outdoors will be curtailed.

Facilities

Basic, prepare accordingly

Things Not Allowed

No such restriction

Tip

There are many tourist attractions around Channapatna.

Type of site

Activity, cultural, religious


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Venkatappa Art Gallery

Name : Venkatappa Art Gallery

Location: Kasturba Road
Bangalore G.P.O.
Bangalore-560001
Landmark: Near BPL Towers, Venkatappa Art Gallery Phone: 080-22864483

Main Attraction: Art Gallery

The Venkatappa Art Gallery is situated in the Karnataka Government Museum. It exhibits some of the rich art of Bangalore. The Art Gallery is comprised of two floors and displays 600 paintings.

Art lovers must make a point to visit the Venkatappa Art Gallery during Bangalore Sightseeing Tours.Venkatappa Art Gallery houses some of the exclusive collections of scenic displays. Venkatappa Art Gallery, as the name suggests has an exhibition of the great works of the famous artist K. Venkatappa. Get to know more about Venkatappa Art Gallery during Bangalore Tours.

Comprising of two floors, Venkatappa Art Gallery as told before is a house to K. Venkatappa’s paintings. Born in 1887, he was a great painter and belonged to a family of Court painters. Some of the great works of the painter that one can see in the gallery include scenic view of the lake of Ooty, Nilgiri Mountains at Kodaikanal, sunrise of Ooty and so on. These worth watching paintings are displayed on the ground floor of the gallery. On the first floor of the gallery, you will watch great works of other famous artists like M.F. Hussain, Rekha Rao, N.S. Bendre, woodcarvings of C.P. Rajaram and so on. Coming to the second floor of Venkatappa Art Gallery which is dedicated to the K.K. Hebbar, you will watch paintings made by this famous artist on the elements of nature like air, land, water, fire and so on. This Hebbar section has various titles like Vayu, Prithvi, Sea Shore, Jala, Nagamandala, In Space, Agni, Death and the Last Glimpse. There are other titles like Bali Village, Japan, and Mother also.

Venkatappa Art Gallery is located in the Karnataka Government Museum. Come have a peep inside the rich art of Bangalore with a simple visit at the Venkatappa Art Gallery in Bangalore.

Fine wood carvings of C.P. Rajaram are exhibited in the first floor and the paintings of K.K. Hebbar on nature are displayed in the second floor. The gallery also preserves the books and other personal material used by the great artist.

The Venkatappa Art Gallery is located within the premises of the Karnataka Government Museum, on the Kasturaba Road.

Visit this exquisite collection of rare magnificent paintings. The gallery is open to all on all days except on Monday, from 10 am to 5 pm. The admission fee is a nominal Rs.10, which will enable you to explore this fascinating world of art.

 

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