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DakshinaChitra

Address: East Coast Road, Muttukadu 600 118, India
Phone Number: 044 27472603
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Muttukadu
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Type: Art Galleries, Museums, Shopping & Fashion
Owner description: A unique concept of bringing South India’s cultural traditions all...
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Type: Art Galleries, Museums, Shopping & Fashion
Owner description: 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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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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77 reviews 77 reviews
52 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Well i actually Dont love to visit these kinda places.. But visited because of two reason - 1) My Mother and 2) I never visited the place and so wanted to know.. So, to me, this place is visitable one time only.. For for people who love South India a lot, you can visit this place many time.. Not to... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

A must see for all going to Chennai, the complex tries to capture the entire south Indian states, culture in one place. Take at least 2 hours out to enjoy the complex. They have puppet shows , cultural events on throughout the day.

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Bangalore, India
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

They have several authentic houses and many activities for kids. It would easily take an entire day. Plan well to have a relaxed time here. Food was simple and tasty. We found it difficult to get some tea / coffee before 4 PM.

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Netherlands
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit to DakshinaChitra - it takes longer to visit than you might anticipate just because there's so much to do. We also enjoyed our veg thali lunch that we had there - perfectly clean and safe to eat. Lots of activities to do (pottery, henna, puppet making, fabric stamping etc) - all of which our kids... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

Compared to all the other sights I've seen in India, this is by far the best maintained. You can really tell that a lot of thought and care has been put into the design of this collage of historic homes and regions throughout Tamil Nadu and elsewhere. I was happy to see my 250 rupees keep up this heritage museum.... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Very nice presentation and well maintained facility. Please keep aside at the least 4 hours to do justice to check all the attractions and shopping for crafts and memorabilia

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Chennai (Madras), India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

The sheer lay out is very good to walk along all the exhibits. Really a learning experience about the South Indian arts, crafts and culture. They have meticulously built up the various types of houses whether it is of Tamil Nadu, kerala or Karnataka. Better have a visit along with the whole family especially with children. The ladies can have... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I visited Dakshinachitra 2 years ago, and only recently did I realize that I failed to write a review for it. My memory of the place is a fresh as yesterday because it was a superb experience, especially for art and history lovers like me. The grounds were large and visitors needed to be ready for a good walk to... More 

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bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Located on ECR this can be a good place for a weekend family drive. The place has different houses set up themed like South Indian villages. There are activity corners where you can try your hand on pottery and see handwoven saree made. It will take around half day to roam around the property and see the place. There is... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I am very much interested in Arts. Dakshina Chitra is the cradle of Art and reviving the traditional arts of India. They conduct workshops every month and exhibit their various forms of Art.I have enrolled for Kalamkari Workshop(Art from Andra Pradesh).I have confirmed the stay and landed over there. To my surprise, the Manager informed that he was not sure... More 

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