DakshinaChitra Museum
DakshinaChitra Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Meg
Washington DC, DC31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
We had a great experience and learned so much about Chennai’s history. Definitely worth stopping by for a visit! The grounds are beautiful, you can stop by to see live demonstrations, and there’s also lots of amazing information and a great arts and crafts market and when you’re done touring you can even buy from the gift shop.
Written 1 December 2023
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4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
I love the aesthetic of this place . I love to visit again to this place with my family . Great experience to be here .
Written 18 July 2023
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GarethKZN
Cape Town Central, South Africa181 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This is a remarkable project, beautifully curated. The exhibits are set in beautiful gardens. Give yourself at least 2 hours to enjoy
Written 24 March 2023
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Christine C
Hilden, Germany11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
Absolutely authentic and wonderful place to see. Must see in my eyes. So fascinating how close different religions and ethnic groups embossed this country through the centuries. Wonderful art and crafts work can be seen. And lucky me I visited on a holiday so they had many attractions to see. And even the market of artist who are coming from outside to sell their products. It was absolutely amazing
Written 5 February 2023
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Su P
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Jan 24 visited Dakshi Chitra with a foreign national relative.
1.Tickets are differently priced -why they are charging more for a foreign national . Is it racism or discrimination or scam?
2. Not a single artisan was there, nothing to see. At least at ticket counter artisan unavailability should be told so we can make decision about visiting or no
Written 23 January 2023
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Eshan001
Jaipur, India5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
Amezing visit like the way they preserved all our historical values. It is a great visual treat to the eyes about era of Indian tradition and heritage
Written 9 January 2023
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Trishna
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Dakshin Chitra is a very well maintained museum around 25km (approx 45mins) from Chennai airport. We stopped at this place on our way to Pondicherry.
A brilliant showcase of the kind of houses and settlements from different states of South India - they show you how life was different in different eras (there’s Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, etc) and also portray the varied activities done by local people.
Some of the houses were actually dismantled from the original place and reassembled here in DakshinChitra to keep the authenticity.
All this while giving you a chance to participate in the activities yourself - like mehendi, pottery, glass blowing, basket weaving, etc.
A very unique concept, super picturesque, instagrammable place, with gorgeous aesthetics and backdrops.
Very informative and a great way to inculcate the Indian culture in kids and adults a like.
Great place to come with friends as well as family. Budget around 4 hours to completely experience the place well.
Highly recommend.
Written 14 November 2022
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VR
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
Very huge but neat n clean. However the restaurant was not upto the mark. The shops there has good stuff at decent prices.
Written 9 October 2022
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SURAJ KALATHINGAL
Kochi (Cochin), India6,070 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
You can enjoy by seeing the art of Tamilnadu, Kerala,Andhra Ptadesh,Karnataka.Need to walk and enjoy this place.You got activity like Puppet show in Tamil,Glass blowing,Mehendi,Paper mask,Pottery,ceramics,pot painting,basket making etc.Monday to Friday timing is 10am- 6pm and weekends and public holidays 10am- 7pm.TUESDAY Holiday.Good parking area.Awesome restaurant.
Written 23 June 2022
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William H
San Antonio, TX101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
Great place to see the historical society and housing of Chennai. Wonderful to see the different housing styles of the Tamil Nadu state as well as others
Written 21 May 2022
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