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DakshinaChitra Museum

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
East Coast Road, Muttukadu 603 118, India
+91 44 2747 2603
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I had never expected a place that showcases the richness of the rural life of South India, to be so close to a major city like Chennai. It was a treat visiting this place. A definite location to include in your tour, particularly for kids....More

Thank sivaramakrishnanj341
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a great time exploring the museum which portrays cultures of 4 southern states. The Tamil nadu and Kerala sections were much better. Andhra and Karnataka sections need improvement. Had an amazing time trying my hands on pottery as well

Thank Pavithra P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enroute to Puducherry from Chennai is DakshinaChitra – and it’s a must visit! Its an amazing concept. DakshinaChitra has a collection of 18 authentic historical houses with contextual exhibitions in each house. All the houses bought and reconstructed at DakshinaChitra had been given for demolition...More

1  Thank Means2Madness
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

I thought this was a great place - absolutely worth a stop if you are heading down towards the Maharabalipuram stone carvings/temples. Could also be a nice short ride from anywhere in Chennai. There are a variety of historical everyday buildings from all over the...More

Thank sullivak
Reviewed 4 June 2018

this place is filled with authentic environment which is located nearby in and around chennai area. this displays museum of art and crafts also performing arts of south India.

1  Thank Nirmal R
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Visited this place on May 19, 2018. It's a good Heritage museum which displays different cultures from different states. Good place for visiting with family. Only disadvantage is going in Summer time as it is sweaty all the way. Except that, totally worth it. Entry...More

2  Thank Yuvaraj a
Reviewed 19 May 2018

On our way to Pondicherry through East Coast Road, we had a stop here to witness the cultural heritage of Tamilnadu and Kerala and other southern States.It has created and displayed the life patterns of different states of south India. The Huts and Houses are...More

Thank Debasis C
Reviewed 1 May 2018

This place is sure to bring back your memories (if you've had good times at ur granny's). There's a lot of details with all the houses at the Museum. It'd be great if they could have a guide who can walk us through the details...More

Thank Prakashkumard
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Visit this once but when it is not too sunny. Lots of things to see and learn for kids about our culture and traditions. Lots of arts and crafts to learn and buy.

Thank Charles D
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Absolutely loved the place. They have invested a lot of effort in showcasing the history of several southern Indian areas. It is well maintained & has a lot to offer. I also found the prices of artefacts sold here much better than elsewhere in the...More

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Chitra K
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Response from Means2Madness | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Half a day is good. But if you ate someone who is interested in art/ architecture/ traditions, it can take you much longer as there is lots to study.
20 May 2018|
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Response from Ponmalar | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the amount of time and details that you wish to spend in each and every house. Roughly, 3-4 hrs is sufficient
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.