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DakshinaChitra Museum

East Coast Road, Muttukadu 603 118, India
+91 44 2747 2603
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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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East Coast Road, Muttukadu 603 118, India
+91 44 2747 2603
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Reviewed yesterday

This is really a nostalgia to see the old traditional homes of all 4 south indian states. It is a must see place in chennai. The entry ticket is INR 100 per person. Open till 6 pm. Small restaurant is available inside this place.

Thank dinesh_j84
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I must declare that I am not from south India but have interest and curiosity about their culture. So this place attracted me so much I have visited two consecutive days there in my not very long stay in chennai. Here administration encourages various cultural...More

Thank dostbhaskar
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If your are interested in culture it's one of the best place to visit in Chennai. The place is maintained well, free dance show but only during limited timings, they charge 120 for adults during weekends and 100 for weekdays regarding snacks they are costly...More

Thank Raghul K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in ECR, about 30 kms from the heart of chennai city, this museum with old houses rebuilt in actual sizes brought up my childhood memories where I had spend few years in my ancestral home in kerala when I was a kid. Apart from...More

Thank Dineshu86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very interesting place, roughly 20-25 km from Chennai. Original Houses from different southern states have been reinstated. Place also allows to learn different arts like block painting, pottery etc. Overall amazing experience

Thank Anurag T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is located in a place called Muttukadu in the outskirts of Chennai. This place is well connected to the city. One can visit this place on the way to Mahabalipuram or Pondichery. Inside the museum we can see various architecture and craft style...More

Thank Deepa876
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The depiction of south Indian houses is done well. However,this place is not too well maintained. Avoid going in the afternoon, walking in the hot sun for such a long time can be strenuous.

Thank foodie2602
Reviewed 6 September 2017

a good collection of traditional houses. really worth visiting. it will be a study tour visit for architecture students

1  Thank joantresa
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Very good representation/model houses (not miniature original size houses) and materials used in olden days are kept. Clean and well maintained place. Good place for teaching our kids about olden day houses and their architecture. Entry ticket for Indian citizen: 1) Adult - 100/- Weekday,...More

1  Thank Sivaraman R
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This is a place worth visiting for every tourist while in Chennai. Complex showcases replica of many types of South Indian vernacular architecture. A worth visiting spot for every architect and students of art & architecture. Entry ticket is significant (more than Rs 100/- per...More

1  Thank RAJEEV G
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Nandhini S
9 July 2017|
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Response from naveen v | Reviewed this property |
Yes. If you plan to go on weekends, they have folk shows specifically targeted at kids.
14 April 2016|
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Response from Kaleshkumar | Reviewed this property |
There is a provision for stay. It is good, neatly maintained and clean. Dont expect a 3 star or 5 star fancy facilities in the guest house, but all basic facilities are there. The accommodation is very good.