"Ava Art Gallery" Darjeeling Things to Do Tip by Donna_in_India

Darjeeling Things to Do: 95 reviews and 244 photos

We were not familiar with the Ava Art Gallery prior to our trip. It was one of those places that your driver insists on taking you to although this time the stop was welcomed!

The gallery was started by the late Ava Devi in 1965. Ava is known as the "embroidery maestro" of Darjeeling. The gallery houses dozens of her works - some done by traditional methods of painting. But it is her hand embroidery ("thread" paintings) that you won't want to miss. Her embroidery work was very dark in color but you will appreciate her skill.

Among the paintings on display are "Still Strong" and "Torture", considered two of her best works.

Make a point to stop in while on your way to Ghoom or Tiger Hill. No photos inside.

The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

There is no entrance charge.

Address: Hill Cart Rd, Limbugaon
Directions: On the National Higway between Ghoom & Darjeeling
Website: http://www.darjeeling-tourism.com/darj_000032.htm

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  • Updated May 14, 2016
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