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DakshinaChitra Museum

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Address: East Coast Road, Muttukadu 603 118, India
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+91 44 2747 2603
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 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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It is a very nice and clean space. We can visit and learn a lot about heritage of south india houses. You can see and try some manual activities. Garden is nice and this area is... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a very nice and clean space. We can visit and learn a lot about heritage of south india houses. You can see and try some manual activities. Garden is nice and this area is quite. All tourists have to come and visit!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is fabulous. It has a stay also. There is a nice restaurant within 500mts from this place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hi All, This is a very good place for knowing southern Indian house architecture and culture. Museum also has various activities such as mehendi, glass blowing, pot making, weaving small baskets etc. In the evening you can enjoy cultural shows by local musicians, artists. All in all a must visit place. !!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

good place to visit in Chennai...if u r liking to see ancient culture ..worth place to visit after beach..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ive visited this place ever since i was child, from school excursions to family outings a wonderful place. They have different house depicting the culture of tamilnadu and india. This place is good for a day visit. There are also shops which sell handicraft items here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its a heritage museum full of heritage buildings, arts, crafts and live shows related to south indian culture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had visited Dakshinachitra after Cyclone Vardah struck Chennai, I an very much depressed due to the greenery lost due to the cyclone wrath. Dakshinachitra management was swift in clearing the debris and repaired the traditional houses rooftops. My family had a wonderful time over there reliving the old days, housing styes of TN, AP, karnataka and kerala can be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Dakshina Chitra Museum gives you an idea on south Indian folklore, the way they lived, their arts and crafts, the types of buildings, it is very well kept and is worth visiting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

This is an interesting & well put together representation of the different housing styles used by locals in days gone by. There is also live entertainment in an outdoor theater at certain times. We were part of a tour group stopping here for the museum & lunch. I would recommend eating elsewhere -- the food is all vegetarian & pretty... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Be ready to spend half a day immersing yourself in the world of South India. History and culture of people of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh are shown here. The concept of having different style houses according to different profession built in here is quite amazing.

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