As art lovers, we are always in quest for places that inspire our minds and quench the thirst for artistic stories. Such ambiance is beautifully fabricated by Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA) in the new integrated art space, just opened.

Snugly situated at 11, Mansingh Road, there is a serene white building that has been transformed into an exquisite Art Gallery. It was recently inaugurated by Dr. B.R Mani, Director General of the National Museum in the presence of senior IGNCA officials including President Shri Ram Bahadur Rai and Member Secretary Dr. Sachchidanand Joshi. Free to visit, it’s certainly the best place to take your buddy for an arty chat.



The building accented by colorful patterns contains an ART GALLERY, where one can admire the pieces of artwork from IGNCA’s archives.  Raja Deen Dayal Collection, showcasing works from the legendary 19th-century photographer and his studio. Tribes of Eastern India exhibited here can stimulate any art enthusiast. The exhibition curator, Mr. Virendra Bangroo, has also put forward the copies of photographs from rare books of 18th & 19th Century and of Colonel Edward Tuite Dalton’s 1872 work titled ‘Descriptive Ethnology of Bengal’.


The gallery is backed by an inviting SOUVENIR SHOP, which offers handmade articles, books, DVDs from the IGNCA collections depicting art, culture, and traditions from every nook & cranny of India.


After an awe-inspiring day, Svasti Sankul allows you and your mate/troop to chill and chat over a cup of coffee at its very own CAFETERIA. Also, a range of delicacies is served here at reasonable prices.


IGNCA has plans to turn it into a stage for live performances in the near future!

Final Take:

It’s a perfect retreat to immerse in an aesthetic journey of Indian culture and history, and reaffirm the need to spread awareness about conservation of our heritage. The peaceful vibes stir up new ideas.


Best Time to Visit:

Monday to Saturday, 10AM – 8PM