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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Galleries, Museums, Shopping
Owner description: A unique concept of bringing South India’s cultural traditions all...
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Type: Art Galleries, Museums, Shopping
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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Manila, Philippines
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20 reviews 20 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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delhi
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15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

One can a glimpse of the housing and culture of South India. It has around 18 real houses many many years old, Documentary is also good

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Wheathampstead
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It was an enjoyable experience and I learnt a lot about the different areas and parts of Indian history. If you like to learn about history this would be a great visit for you. I would recommend it.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Nice place. Informative and presents architectures of houses of mostly Tamilnadu and Kerala. Karnataka and Andhra were covered a bit less. This is the only place in South India with this concept. Nice handicrafts, worth buying and having them. Place is very spacious and has lot of trees which makes it more good. Overall a good experience. Recommended.

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Bangalore, India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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