Maharashtra Tourism
Shri Bhavani Museum has a collection of 500 miniature paintings of Jaipur, Kangra, Mughal, Punjab, Bijapur, Pahari and Maratha schools of painting.

Shri Bhavani Museum

Shri Bhavani Museum in Aundh, which is 48 km from Satara in Maharashtra. The museum has 500 miniature paintings of all major schools - Jaipur, Kangra, Mughal, Punjab, Bijapur, Pahadi and Maratha of the period between 15th and 19th century. Shri Bhavani Museum is probably the only museum in India, which has such a large collection.

Built by the Raja of Aundh, late Bhawanrao Pantpratinidhi in 1938, it is now looked after by the State Government and is the only museum out of the 13 state museums in Maharashtra. The Museum exhibits mainly the work of Bhawanrao done in his lifetime. Shri Bhavani Museum also has the famous stone created structure of 'Mother and Child' by Henry Moore. It was last exhibited in Delhi 10 years ago.

Shri Bhavani Museum has a large section dedicated to stone created structures including the famous 'Mother and Child' by Henry Moore. The museum has four sections entirely devoted to Western paintings that includes Madonna of the Book by Andrea Del Sarto; a Rembrandt self-portrait, In The Prison Of Aurangzeb by A.H. Muller, Beggar Boy by Bartona Morilla, Franciso by L. Goya, Boy Volunteer by G.G. Hierice, Game of Draughts by F. Morelli, Pairs by Cornil and many more.

Nearest railway station is at Satara Road.

Timings: 10.00 am to 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Closed On: Mondays