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Cholamandal Artists' Village

Injambakkam, Chennai (Madras) 600041, India
+91 44 2449 0092
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A very peaceful art gallery - A Must visit for Art lovers - A hidden gem in chennai

For all those , who have interest in arts , some very beautiful art work . You can also purchase... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
Agra, India
Not for general public, Strictly!

This place should not have been made a public attraction. Unless you have extreme interest towards... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
Chennai (Madras), India
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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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  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Injambakkam, Chennai (Madras) 600041, India
+91 44 2449 0092
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

For all those , who have interest in arts , some very beautiful art work . You can also purchase few paintings starting from 5000/- INR to 60,000/-INR :) Not that big ,you can easily cover all in 1hrs to 2 hrs Ticket 30rs for...More

2  Thank Sunand_sharma
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This place should not have been made a public attraction. Unless you have extreme interest towards art or you're an ardent artist, this place is a complete disaster. Don't waste your time and money by visiting this place. There's absolutely nothing here other than paintings...More

Reviewed 16 February 2017

It is a kind of open-air museum with many examples of Indian architecture and village houses. You can also see here how sari is made, pottery, etc. The best part for me was surprisingly short videos presented in few places. That way man can learn...More

3  Thank IdaandKristof
Reviewed 9 January 2017

The 10th December , 2016 is the date we will never forget . On this day we first visited Dakshin Chitra and then very fortunate to visit Cholamandal an Artists’ Village brainchild of K C S Paniker , eminent painter and visionary who dreamt of...More

4  Thank Dilip S
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

All it is Displays of Small to Medium size art work in 2 buildings.. Could be a Artist's haven but for everybody's best interest..

Thank RAM779
Reviewed 30 August 2016

It's located on the ECR. A quiet place where artists work and their artwork is displayed both for viewing and sale.

Thank ArunaSrinivas
Reviewed 10 May 2016

The artist village maybe more relevant to Artists themselves rather than tourists. Even though an art lover myself, was very disappointed as the museum while show casing works of the artists of the Madras Art Movement lead by Panicker, there is very little on the...More

Thank Bharatbackpacker
Reviewed 29 April 2016

I visited this place a long back in 2010 , As an art lover I always look for something like this in the city and this village is exceptional, Art contributions display works of prominent artists including M. Senathipathi, Late A.P. Santhanaraj, P.S. Nandhan, S.G....More

Thank Arrul
Reviewed 11 April 2016

This artist commune offers contemporary artists a place to work and display their paintings, sculpture and craft. There is a permanent gallery as well as a sales gallery. It is interesting to see how some of the ancient art influences these very modern pieces. Lovely...More

Thank Ella C
Reviewed 27 March 2016

On the way to Mahabalipuram, one can visit this place for a lovely experience of going through a most beautiful collection of paintings and a few metal sculptures. Time worth spending A few of the paintings take your breath away.

Thank GRVenky
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