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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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Very good effort in synchronizing varied Indian Culture.

A place of cultural importance which every Indian must visit. Your visit to Chennai is incomplete if you have not visited DakshinaChitra. Modular representation of culture of four... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Ahmedabad, India
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A place of cultural importance which every Indian must visit. Your visit to Chennai is incomplete if you have not visited DakshinaChitra. Modular representation of culture of four south Indian states. It proves that there is no substitute for Indian art. Creativity is at its best. This place can be reached by buses to Mahabalipuram. Don't forget to carry your... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Love their shopping center and how much time/money invested to showcase our culture. Food was also reasonably priced. Culture events do happen on weekends or on special occassion.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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76 reviews 76 reviews
37 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Did an unplanned visit here...just to kill a couple of hours and see what it worth. Well we have decided to visit again with more time and to see more since we could not cover all. Its a nice and interesting museum covering some of the southern states. nicely placed over a large spread of land. good artifacts and stuff... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is an amazing space that captures the essence of the whole of south india and also features arts and crafts from around the country. This is a must visit for anyone who is culturally/architecturally inclined and there is a lot to learn from this place. Also check out the events/workshops/exhibitions that are held frequently here. This place has something... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Donot miss the Puppet Show ..amazing . Make pottery by yourself, visit houses as it looked in the yesteryears in Villages of KN. TN , KL & AP . Missed the Glass Blower as it was weekly off for the artisan !

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New Delhi, India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

It was my second visit to this place. The first one being way back in 2001. I wanted my wife too to visit this place and admire the way I did. In my opinion it is difficult to describe in words the richness of the four states this plays portrays. The only thing i can say is that every visitor... More 

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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101 reviews 101 reviews
63 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Brings together in one location many of the archeological styles of South India be relocating the traditional houses form Tamilnadu, Kerala, Karnataka, etc. organizes perfomances by traditional artists from different parts of India and offers opportunity for local artisans to market their handicrafts. Maintains a professional library for historians and other researchers. A very nice ground where the show houses... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

If you are looking for cross culture of south India’s state this is the perfect place. Here you can see Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Andhra, Kerala style art, architecture, lifestyles and crafts. Surely if you are interested in heritage kind of place this is awesome. Entry fee is Rs.120/person, you can easily finish it by 2-3hours.Even parking is available with no extra... More 

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Bangalore
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Decent place to see ancient south indian homes. Priced at 120 per person is a tad costly. Good for pics and stuff.

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Chennai
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It is quite a family entertainment with balance between activities for Kids & experience of traditional south India lifestyle. Superbly well maintained, super clean, plenty of activities for Kids like painting, Pot Making, Origami, Mask Making, Glass blowing, Play area, Puppet Show etc. at a very nominal charge. At an average per activity for kids costs Rs. 25. Staff members... More 

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