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Address: East Coast Road, Muttukadu 600 118, India
Phone Number: 044 27472603
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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 Heritage Village

It is one place where you can see the houses of different regions of Tamil Nadu and also houses of Andhra and Kerala. Each model house is so unique and you get to see how the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is one place where you can see the houses of different regions of Tamil Nadu and also houses of Andhra and Kerala. Each model house is so unique and you get to see how the people of that region built their houses and lived. You get to see the folk dance show, and their performance, puppet shows, some palm-leaf... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Dakshin Chitra with our 3.5-year old son. He enjoyed doing many activities like: shell art, painting pot painting, and block painting. The place is maintained like a village with lots of greenery. We spotted many birds and enjoyed our visit. The price was also reasonable. I highly recommend this place for kids to learn about South India... More 

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1 Thank HappyTravellerIndia
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is on ECR, Chennai around 25 Kms from Tambaram. It has traditional houses from four southern states. Tamilnadu section has the maximum number of houses and they were very good. One has to spend time reading about the house and the lifestyle of the people; so that requires full day there. Better to go in morning and then... More 

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1 Thank tPrasanna
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading all these reviews, if you are still thinking but not planned to visit dakshinachitra then, I don’t know what to say ? so the thing is, if you have not gone to this place at least once then please plan for immediate upcoming available week end. Here you go with the details : Location : Next to Dizzee... More 

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3 Thank speakermgr
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took about an hour and a half to reach DakshinaChitra. All the info spoke of demonstrations of dance, potting, weaving, basket making, rice grinding and heaps more activities. We saw absolutely nothing except some very sparsely furnished or empty houses which all looked much the same to us. Perhaps we were unlucky but we were surprised that there was... More 

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1 Thank DoctorDawson
Chennai
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11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

DakshinaChitra is well maintained place to know about our South Indian Heritage in one place. Awesome to see such a wonderful place. Well Maintained and food is good with nominal price..

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1 Thank Vivekanandan S
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it is a place slightly away from the city. ols south indian homes reconstructed as true replica. superb it requires about two hours walking. carry water.there is guy who makes various things including ganesha out of glass. remember to buy from him. it is superb and not very costly ..

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3 Thank Unnikrishnan_RP
Chennai (Madras), India
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Actually we made a visit to dis place on d way to our pondicherry trip. We din expect dis place cud be dis much nice. Its a vast area. Each n every place in every state must b visited. But if u r goin der in weekends or holidays, u hav to reach der early i.e around 10;30 to avoid... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

If you are in Chennai this place is a must to visit. We had visited this location more than 15 times in the last 10 years but never felt bored. Especially when you visit this place with kids it will be more fun. The entry fee is nominal and they don't work on a particular day of a week. Its... More 

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1 Thank kprasadnarayanan2015
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Beautiful houses that could not be each seen and appreciated without traveling for hours, are all just a few meters away from each other. Dakshinachitra is a unique concept of cultural tourism which has rebuilt houses brick by brick from the four states in southern India. Each house has a story and offers an insight into the cultural history of... More 

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