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DakshinaChitra Museum

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Address: East Coast Road, Muttukadu 603 118, India
Phone Number: +91 442 747 2603
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A unique concept of bringing South India’s cultural traditions all under...

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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We went to this place on a week end along with friends and thier family. We had a great time. This is must see and is about a hour drive from Adyar, located ion ECR in Muttukkadu... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to this place on a week end along with friends and thier family. We had a great time. This is must see and is about a hour drive from Adyar, located ion ECR in Muttukkadu. Good experiece to see our culture and heritage. we enjoyed it.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

its a great place to know about traditional values and culture of our country.i strongly recommend this place for a day picnic

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dakishnachitra is like an old museum well preserved. Here you will see old traditional houses. Its quite and peaceful place. Its worth visiting

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here in December 2015 with family. This museum is a must place to visit if you want to explore south indian culture and understand their living with multiple Indian states model houses built under one common roof. The focus is to show the life style and houses of all types of community workers from different southern state like tamilnadu,... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a living museum which shows the display of cross cultural art, architecture, lifestyles, crafts and performing arts of South India. Near to Mayajal, ECR in Chennai. Worth to spent 2 hours at this place. This place has around 18 different houses to display the lifestyle of South India which includes houses from Tamilnadu, kerala, AP and Karnataka. Good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting and well maintained Heritage museum. It will definitely bring back memories for our parents and our childhood visit to our native village. Can be expanded with more attractions and marketed with events.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place which showcases the culture of South India. There are: 1.Girls performing peahen dance 2. Houses of olden times 3. Toys of olden times 4. Lots of greenery 5. Much more Shopping is not advisable because rates are 4-6times double.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

A good place to visit, especially for those who have an interest in arts, architecture and indian culture. Dakshinachitra, located next to the MGM Theme Park on East Coast Road, currently features 18 model houses that showcase the culture of various communities from the four states of South India, namely Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala. The model houses... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

This museum has plenty of artifacts from over many years, and I left with a stronger understanding of the history of Tamil Nadu. However, I do feel the displays could provide more information on what they were used for. You can stroll at your own pace, and there is plenty of distance to cover. We managed to spend almost 3... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Excellent get away for those who love classical history. Can spend half a day strolling the real houses of south India.

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