Of all the inexpensive things to do in Bangalore, a visit to the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath—an essential part of Bangalore's cultural history and contemporary art scene—is a must. This art gallery that hosts a wide array of Indian and international artists. It is also a centre of Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage, the community which has worked hard for the restoration of paintings at the Mysore Palace, Bangalore Town Hall and Vidhana Soudha. The best time to visit Chitrakala is during Chitra Santhe, a festival that brings together artists from around the country. The Chitra Santhe usually happens in the first week of January.
• Opening Hours: 10.00 am –6.00 pm• Nearest Metro: Mantri Square Station of Green Line (1.4 kms)Chitrakala Parishat is a renowned school of art, a place where you can appreciate art and culture. Established in 1960, KCP is a paradise for art-lovers and hosts a number of art exhibition and shows round the year, most popular being the annual Chitra Santhe during January. Chitrakala Parishat combined with National Gallery of Modern Art consists of around 13 galleries, making them a popular tourist spot.8. Bangalore Palace
One of the largest and beautiful art institutions of Karnataka lies right in the heart of its capital city - Bangalore. The iconic Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath has some of the best art masterpieces of all time and 13 rare museums with some of the best collections of all time making it a must visit tourist place in Karnataka. Some of its best collections include traditional Mysore Paintings, authentic Leather Puppets and works of the famous Russian artist Roerichs.
One of the best premier art galleries in Bangalore having some of the best painting in Karnataka. It houses some of the best Indian and Contemporary art masterpieces along with the beautiful paintings of Mysore architecture. There is a special section specifically devoted to the Russian artist Nicholas Roerich who is famous around the world for his wonderful painting of the Himalayas.