Ava Art Gallery - It is a colourfull building and can be seen from the main road entering Darjeeling. Bright colored two storied building on the left as you drive along the main highway or the Hill Cart Road towards the town center. At the outskirts of the town and 4 kilometers away from the center of the town is this historical Gallery. Ava Art Gallery was jointly established in 1965 by Late Ava Devi who was known as a genius of embroidery art and Bhopal Rao Sett. The gallery showcases a permanent collection of over 60 pieces of exquisite artwork includes oil, water and thread paintings
Inside, there is a permanent collection of sixty pieces of exquisite artwork of Ava Devi including water, oil and thread paintings. There are two special paintings in the gallery that you must not miss. Two painting called Strong and Torture seems to observe some delicate hand made embroidery and Silk appliqué as well. The silk work has been done by splitting the silk thread some 20 times.