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Address: Injambakkam, Chennai (Madras) 600041, India
Phone Number: +91-44-24490092
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: An unassuming introduction to local art, the Cholamandal Village is a...
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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Must visit for Architecture lovers

This place will be really a treat for all those who love art and architecture. To be clear, its only place for art lovers.. Others please avoid. You will be really bored here!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
VijayRajSelvam
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Singrauli, India
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Singrauli, India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This place will be really a treat for all those who love art and architecture. To be clear, its only place for art lovers.. Others please avoid. You will be really bored here!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

People can actually not exactly visit the whole Cholamandal artists’ village because we are not supposed to enter the artists’ houses but there is an interesting gallery split on two floors with a permanent collection and few items that can be purchased, and another gallery that seems to contain only temporary exhibitions. Though small the collection is made of paintings... More 

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Petersburg, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The fee was 20 rupees to enter and included a special exhibit that was going on. The main part of the "Artists' Village" that we experienced was the modern art museum. We did find some pieces that were nice but they didn't even turn on the lights in the museum to properly enjoy the display. I expected a bit more... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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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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St. Petersburg, Russia
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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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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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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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79 reviews 79 reviews
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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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