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Address: East Coast Road, Muttukadu 600 118, India
Phone Number: 044 27472603
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Description: A unique concept of bringing South India’s cultural traditions all under...
A unique concept of bringing South India’s cultural traditions all under one roof, Dakshin Chitra is a little out of the city (25 kilometers) but certainly worth your while. Dakshin Chitra actually means "picture of the south" and that’s exactly what you should expect to see. Educational and fun at the same time, this is a center for a complete orientation to Southern India’s four states. You can experience the living traditions, performing arts, music, crafts and architecture on the 10-acre spread. The earthy feel of the structure and its surroundings transport visitors into the cultural milieu. Dakshin Chitra is great for both children and adults as you can try your hand at glass blowing, pottery and traditional games.
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South Indian culture in a single place

You will need a whole day to completely see the place and better to go on a day when its not too hot. They have literally recreated the houses from different places in south... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

You will need a whole day to completely see the place and better to go on a day when its not too hot. They have literally recreated the houses from different places in south india here. It is a must visit place on your trip to Chennai as it gives you authentic view of south indian households and their ways... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is a very good attraction taking people back to the life of 4 different states in India. While being educational, this is also fun for everyone looking into how people lived, what they used and also cultural like their dance which was performed by a group. The glass maker, pottery maker demonstrating their skills was awesome. Very good attraction

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The attractions were firstly very authentic and secondly clearly thought out. The people were incredibly friendly and patient with all of my silly questions. I would highly recommend a visit to get a taste of south Indian culture.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

A serene, enriching world of tradition, arts and creativity! Don't budget anything less than a full day to enjoy this place.

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Well if you are new to India and want to know what South India is all about from the very beginning - Just come straight here and no where else. I have been to this place multiple times - 5 or more! Have taken my friends from abroad, have taken my wife and their family here and also my mom.... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Really one of the unique place to see and understand original culture, way people lived and the excellent creative architecture. The puppet show (Tamil: பொம்மலாட்ட நிகழ்ச்சி) is such a great one to watch for those visiting Tamil Nadu or those who have not been there in Tamil Nadu earlier. This has been one of the most commonly communicated dance form... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is an wonderful place to know and feel how people lived in south India. You can see the replica of old houses of southern states of India Tamil Nadu, Kanataka, Andhra Pradesh and kerala. What I liked is they allow you to enter the house to feel the living style. Ticket for entry costs around 120 and there is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

It's definitely an attraction all tourists visiting Chennai should visit ! Please don't miss it. One can experience the culture & tradition of all Southern Indian States, under one roof. Their way of life as well as the arts & Crafts. Sometimes live workshops with local artists are also held here. A must-see attraction!! Worth the visit. Please spare good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is an excellent place to know how people lived around 50-100 years back in south India. They have constructed the replica of old houses of four southern states of India Tamil Nadu, Kanataka, Andhra Pradesh and kerala. You will come to know how people cooked what utensils they used, how people weaved cloths manually in those days Your kids... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This is a place where we must take people to make them learn about our cultural heritage where u have replica's of the cultures from so many styles of states kerala, karanatka, tamilnadu, andhra. You also have a handicraft shoppin centre. Ticket for entry costs around 120 and there is a separate fee for camera's too

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