in the Napier Museum grounds,
Sree Chitra Art Gallery displays select
Paintings of Raja Ravi
Varma, Svetlova and Nicholas Roerich and exquisite works from the Rajput,
Mughal and Tanjore schools of art in India. The collection also includes
paintings from China, Japan, Tibet and Bali.
The art gallery housed in a traditional building next to Napier Museum, houses the collections of the Travancore ruling family, and include an interesting assortment of turn-of-the-century Bengali school paintings, and Rajasthani and Mughal miniatures.
Kerala's favorite artist son, Raja Ravi Varma's works include a number of portraits of kings and their families, British residents and distinguished individuals.
The paintings are so life like that one can easily get a glimpse of a part of Kerala's history, by looking at them.
It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except on Wednesday and Mondays mornings.