DakshinaChitra

DakshinaChitra information

Location
Chennai to Mamallapuram , India
Address
East Coast Rd
Muttukadu
Telephone
+91 44 27472603
More information
www.dakshinachitra.net
Prices
Indian adult/student ₹75/30, foreign ₹200/70
Opening hours
10am-6pm Wed-Mon
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DakshinaChitra is a jumble of open-air museum, preserved village and artisan workshops – a well-worth-it stop (especially for the kids) for learning about the Dravidian crafts of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Of special note are 17 refurbished heritage houses and recreated village-scapes. DakshinaChitra means ‘A Picture of the South’, which is essentially what you’re provided via local pottery, silk-weaving, puppet-building and basket-making workshops, traditional theatre performances and art studios. A delightfully cool 12-room guest house is in the grounds, though you might want to check your visit is not coinciding with a school overnight excursion.