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Address: East Coast Road, Muttukadu 603 118, India
Phone Number: +91 44 2747 2603
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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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good place to spent time....gives good understanding of people bygone and old house settings...In some houses idols of Deities are kept and people enter those houses with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

good place to spent time....gives good understanding of people bygone and old house settings...In some houses idols of Deities are kept and people enter those houses with slippers/shoes on...this will create problems for the people visiting those houses...advice people to remove shoes/slippers or dont place idols.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are a tourist visiting India and are interested in culture, this is a cute little 'museum', set up like a little village which you should definitely visit. Each house is fashioned to fit a traditional house from a specific region in India. It is well kept, but of course the is room for improvement. It is also a... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I liked the concept showcasing different types of houses and other things. The only problem is it become monotonous walking around. It would be good to add some entertainment factors, Also there is one restaurant serving pathetic food. Some small stalls serving traditional food items would be a good attraction

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its a heady mix of art, culture n history of the famous four South Indian states. Is a fun filled trip for children who want to learn about India's glorious past

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walking distance from MGM beach resort and an interesting place to learn of Indian cultures. Very well presented . About 2 hrs to wander around.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a good museum for people who have urge to get familiar with art and culture of South India. But it is not a good shopping option as most of the items are over-priced.

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good place to visit and see the culture of south India in a single place. Food is really good which served there. Please avoid shopping since its 4 to 5 times than the normal price.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Good place to visit for all age people, specially for students able to gather more knowledge over here. Beautifully maintained & valuable for time which you spend here. Quite expensive for food inside the restaurant.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Visited this Sunday along with my Wife. Entry fee Rs. 120. It takes from minimum 90 minutes to max up to 5 hours to cover entire area. There are wide collection of Tamilnadu and Kerala houses and couple of AP & Karnataka houses too. If I say house, they are real ones with bricks and not a cinema set. You... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

The place gives a 360 degree view of the culture and traditions of south Indian states : Andhra Pradesh , Tamil Nadu , Karnataka and Kerala. The architectures were really beautiful and made alike as their original one. But the main focus is on Tamil Nadu and Kerala and least for Andhra Pradesh. The restaurant serves very common cuisines instead... More 

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