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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
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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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Bangalore, India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The name means 'painting of the South' almost literally, and that's what they have done - give you a snapshot of the Southern states and their different regional differences, ethnic groups, their customs, dwellings, food and handicrafts. You can see the traidtional Tam Brahm house, the Syrian Christian house from the turn of the century, the Chettinadu house with it's... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

If you like Tamil Nadu, Andhra, Kerala and Karnataka and wanted to know more about each state in depth in a day, then one should visit "Dakshin Chitra" place very near to MGM theme park in ECR, Chennai. The entry cost is very much apt and nice spacious parking facility is available if you are planning by car. The attractive... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This site is an example of architectural, music, art and living of the people of southern India during the last century. Very well done, nice walking paths and many hands on activities (block printing, henna design, pottery). Beautiful examples of art. Just south of the city of Chennai.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a good place to visit in Chennai there are lot of activities for kids. But the bad part is the worst Restaurant and slow service in the restaurant restaurant is very small my suggestion in to have food in Hotel sangeetha outside DakshinaChitra .

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I have visited DakshinaChitra with my hubby & friends. Entrance ticket was Rs.100 per head. Various houses of 4 different states (Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka & Andhra ) were available. It's a wonderful treat to eyes to View the variety of houses - Chettinad house, Traditional Brahmin house, Trivandrum house, Calicut house, Weavers house etc., Also many activities were available... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Its a real treat to our eyes to see all those replicas of south indian architecture - Ambur house, chettinad house, kerala house, chuttillu from andhra, karnataka weavers house, pottery making, dyeing, display and sale of arts and crafts, folk performance, nice village snack and drink. Its a must watch place at least for once. Children would definitely love to... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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6 helpful votes 6 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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