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Cholamandal Artists' Village

Address: Injambakkam, Chennai (Madras) 600041, India
Phone Number: +91-44-24490092
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Fee: No
Owner description: An unassuming introduction to local art, the Cholamandal Village is a...
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Type: Art museums, Museums
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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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

laid out exceptionally well, many for sale. if serious buyer can visit many artists homes also. for any art lover, a must visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

It's not so big museum of modern art like in Delhi, but and price is cheap. Take a walk in village among villas of artists, you will find more interesting artworks.

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Coimbatore, India
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44 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Recently visited the artist village with friends.It is located in Injambakkam and it is one of the largest artists' commune in India . This place serves as a good connection of modern Indian arts. Entry ticket amount is rs 20 and cameras are strictly not allowed.The artists live in the same village.Books are available for sale and it is little... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
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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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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