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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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Heritage of South India in a single place

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This place is very good to see how old houses and traditions were in South india, and other districts as well, in past centuries. Also how different building styles were and are in India. There is also a small market there you can buy handcrafted souvenirs. When we went there it was kind of late and it wasnt much of... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

If you have ever wondered how life was a few decades ago in the South of India, this is the place to go. the houses from the past have been built and maintained just like the old times. You can sit on the verandas of the different houses and almost transport yourself to the time past. There are a few... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Best experience yet of getting an idea of the history and culture of the area. Informative films and craftspeople stationed throughout to interpret arts and crafts activities, as well as self guided walk throughs with detailed descriptions. Beautifully manicured gardens and buildings with kholam. Modern art gallery with clean restroom. Wish we could have seen the shadow puppet show. The... More 

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Kanathur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

A place/museum where you can see the by gone era of South India. Good parking and great entry and you are taken thru a guided tour. You get to see the old traditions which are followed in south of india. You have art and craft classes happening. You can get involved in various art activities. You can even purchase or... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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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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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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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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Address: Address: East Coast Road, Muttukadu 600 118, India
Phone Number: 044 27472603
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Muttukadu

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