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Cholamandal Artists' Village

Injambakkam, Chennai (Madras) 600041, India
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: An unassuming introduction to local art, the Cholamandal Village is a serene set-up, displaying works of upcoming and established artists, painters and sculptors from South India. It was built in 1966 and is nine kilometers from the city. The village houses an art gallery, museum and an amphitheater for theater performances. This is a residential village for the artists, so a polite reserve is appreciated.
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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Here many artists live in one community. Visitors can meet various artists including painters, sculptors etc. This place has churned out many eminent artists over the years. If you are into paintings (modern and traditional) and other forms, it would be worth your time to spend some time here. This is on the way to mahabalipuram so if you can... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This place has good connection of modern Indian arts. Entry ticket is negligible. The artists live in the same colony. If you are interested you can go buy their arts.

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This village is on the East Coast Road of chennai on the way to Mamallapuram. Arts in all forms can be seen. It is an artistic place. Budding artists and sesoned artists frequently visit this place. Even if we are not artists we will love this place. A nice place to spend useful time learning about Indian arts.A visit to... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Great show casing of Art and crafts of Rich country like India at one place.Worth visiting by any one who comes to chennai

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Its heaven for the art connosieurs and even for people not too much into arty stuff, its good to see this place once. There are various art forms displayed here and one can only stretch one's imagination. The trees in the campus are also very beautiful and there is a small shack/ restaurant where one get's lovely cold fruit juices... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

go with some one who really knows about the art.. then u ll come to know the beauty of this village. The world here is so calm n beautifull.. I went here for twice n every time it give me fresh experiance.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Everything about the place from the art to artists to the seashore nearby was becalming and soothing. A definite stopover en route to Mahabs. Some of the sculptures were out of the world....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

If you are an artist or understand art in its many forms this is one place to visit.I visited the place because one of my lecturers lived in the vicinity just to kill a couple of hours. But I ended up spending the entire afternoon and evening there. Its a great place and parking wasn't a problem.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

This trip was avoidable.... Not much there to look. Dakshin Chiteq, a bit more commercial was much better.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

People of Tamil nadu,karnataka,kerala,and andhrapradesh states cultures,and the mannerism,and their Living shown as real

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