Ava Art Gallery
At an Outskirt of town and 4Km away, AVA art gallery was jointly established in 1965 by Late Ava Devi who was as genius as embroidery art , and Bhopal Rao Sett.
This is only art gallery of its kind in Darjeeling. Inside, there is permanent collection of sixty pieces of exquisite of Ava Devi including water, oil and Thread painting.
There are two special paintings in this gallery that you should not miss. One is called ” Still Strong” and the other “Torture” that reflects Ava Devo’s outstanding skills in the field of Art work. There are also many traditional painting in the gallery. You can check out some hand made embroidery and Skill applique as well. The silk work has been done by splitting the silk thread some 20 times.
How to Reach:
Bagdogra, 90 K.M. (via NH 110) away from Darjeeling, is the nearest airport connected by flights from major cities like Kolkata, Delhi and Guwahati.
Apart from Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Station (88 K.M. from New Jalpaiguri Railway Station) the two closest railway stations are Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri. These railway stations have direct railway connections with Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, and other major cities of India.
The major access to Darjeeling by road is via Siliguri, 77 K.M. (via NH 55), which is connected to all the major cities of India. Bus service is available from Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand, Siliguri. Smaller vehicles are also available on seat-sharing/ hire from airport, railway station, motor syndicates / police motor stand. Facility of Pre-paid taxi stand from NJP Railway station & Bagdogra airport can also be availed. The four routes that one can opt from Siliguri to reach Darjeeling are: i) Tindharia – Kurseong route ii) Dudhiya – Mirik route iii) Rohini route iv) Pankhabari