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DakshinaChitra

East Coast Road, Muttukadu 600 118, India
044 27472603
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Muttukadu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Galleries, Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Chennai (Madras), India
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131 reviews 131 reviews
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is a place where people get to know the various types of houses across South India - this is good - especially who have never traveled much - this is very good ! There are couple of snacks made available, healthy ones like Sundal, Neer-more inside, however, the menu can be added more. The place also has options to... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

For the one who is having interest in culture and tradition, this is a must go place. beautifully constructed houses in a peaceful and green surrounding is really good. One can even watch live activities like saari making, glass art, poetry, jute art etc....

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chennai
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Planned for a Quick half day outing with family and what else will come to your mind. took the family to Dakshin Chitra to show them the south indian cultures. You can see AP , Karnataka, Kerala, TN type of houses, cultures. We get a view of their life as we travel through these houses. all the houses are constructed... More

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Abu Dhabi
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11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Excellent place to visit to know and learn more about the life style of south Indian's over 50-100 years of time. Well maintained and interesting cultural programs are organized time to time.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

It's one of my favorite places around Chennai & very much recommended! Love the whole concept, it's a quick journey into the Ancient lifestyle and homes of South Indians of the 4 states- Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka & Andhra Pradesh. Artistically made, a great effort to keep the S.Indian culture alive. Added attractions are glass blasting to make gift items,... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The place gives a nice insight on the lifestyle of South Indian States (namely, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka). It is open on all days except Tuesday. There is an Entry Fee of Rs. 100/-. Camera Charges are Extra. Credit cards are accepted at the counters. There is a nice trail to follow. The path first leads to... More

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India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

We decided to host our Wedding Reception at Dakshinachitra in January 2014 and approached the administration office at the venue a month in advance. Since our first visit to Dakshinachitra, we have been extremely happy with their service. We wanted to host an evening of cultural exuberance with a tinge of the folk history from the south Indian states. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I think it is best not to rush this place as you do find some great examples of building styles and one can learn quite a lot plus they have a good craft shop near the entrance and some traders have some small shops in case you have not already had an overload of those Indian souvenirs ! The folk... More

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Kochi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

This is a place worth visiting once you are in chennai. A glimpse of the rich south Indian culture and architecture is portrayed here. Traditional houses from all four south Indian states are reconstructed here. You need at least 2-3 hours to roam around the full area in leisure. Keep that in mind before planning a trip to this place.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Wow! The houses are super awesome. You almost think you are in some 1920s! Really a commendable effort in trying to keep the heritage alive. Very peaceful place. It is the ideal destination if you want to just unwind, relax and reflect upon yourself. It is all the more fun if you have a companion who likes those relaxed, laid... More

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