Caricature at Indian cartoon gallery, the only cartoon gallery in India

Did you know that Bengaluru is home to India’s only cartoon gallery? Yes, the Indian cartoon gallery located in Bengaluru is one of its kind and is unique to the city. The gallery encourages all artists and has many exhibitions where the cartoonists showcase their talents and skills. Even though the gallery is in a small basement space, it has gained popularity among cartoonists and artists.

Bengaluru has many things to do. From being the Information Technology (IT) capital to the city of Lakes, Bengaluru is surely a lovely city to visit. Even though the city requires no introduction or convincing to have it on your travel bucket list, it does have many other strong reasons why Bengaluru is one of the unique cities in India.

Indian cartoon gallery, the only cartoon gallery in India
Display of caricatures

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About Indian Cartoon Gallery

Indian Cartoon Gallery is hosted by the Indian Institute of Cartoonists, an organisation created to promote local and international cartoonists. Founded in 2001, the Indian Institute of Cartoonists was started by Kesava Shankar Pillai, the father of political cartooning in India.

Indian Cartoon Gallery Bengaluru

Indian Cartoon Gallery holds exhibitions from different artists, both local and international. The exhibitions change every month and it is on rotating basis. It has held more than 100 exhibitions to date.

Visitor Information

  • The gallery is open Monday to Saturday between 10 AM and 6 PM. Sunday is closed.
  • There is no entrance fee to visit the gallery.
  • Ensure to maintain silence during your visit.
  • Photographs of the cartoons and caricatures can be taken—no restrictions on photography.
  • The gallery is a place that is perfect for family outing with children being exposed to the spectacular display of talent.
Caricature, Indian Cartoon Gallery, Bangalore

How Do You Become a Member of the Indian Institute of Cartoonists?

You can become a member of the Indian Institute of Cartoonists. There are three kinds of memberships: Individual, Institutional and Donor memberships. The process for becoming a member is straightforward where you:

  • Fill up a membership form available on the website.
  • Email the filled-in membership copy to the relevant email addresses: or
  • Pay the membership fee in cash, cheque or demand draft. The membership fee depends on the type of membership.
Indian Cartoon Gallery, Bangalore

How to Get to the Indian Cartoon Gallery?

Indian Cartoon Gallery is located in Milford house on Milford garden road near Trinity circle. The gallery is about 2 kilometres from the Brigade and Mahatma Gandhi (MG) Road intersection.

  • Metro – The closest metro station to Indian Cartoon Gallery is the Trinity metro station. It is just about 200 metres from the gallery and takes only 2 minutes by foot.
    • You can purchase a metro ticket at any of the metro stations. The fare can be paid using a Namma Metro card or cash at the ticket counter.
    • You need to take the purple line to Trinity metro station.

Closing Notes

If you are a cartoon lover or enjoy a good sense of humour, the Indian cartoon gallery must be on your list of places to visit in Bengaluru. It is a beautiful place with a lovely set of artists. I have visited the gallery multiple times, and there has been a new exhibition with a new artist to introduce each time. The themes of these exhibitions have been different, and each cartoon showcased has been a work of art.

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