Dakshinachitra, Chennai, Tamil Nadu


Dakshinachitra in Chennai is an amusing open-air, real-time museum as well as a well known cultural center. It shows you the amazing antiquities depicting the peculiarity of South India. It gives you a glimpse of art and craft, lifestyle, music and dance of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

Inaugurated in 1996, Dakshinachitra of Chennai, has got the atmosphere that reflects a mirror of one of the ancient cultures of the world. The cultural village of Dakshinachitra at Chennai has brought into light the ancient traditions of architecture, craftsmanship, performing arts and cuisine of South India. It also serves as a center for craft communities in the South, as it renders technical and business openings.

Dakshinachitra of Chennai provides technical and business inputs to many craft centers located in South India.

Events in Dakshinachitra include:
  • guided tours
  • exhibitions
  • workshops for kids and adults
  • demos of folk theater
  • other arts and crafts
  • theme dinners
  • special programs on request
  • exchange programs for scholars and professionals.
Facilities provided are:
  • Reception center
  • craft shop
  • open-air theater
  • snack bar
  • orientation films
  • conference rooms
Other information regarding Dakshinachitra of Chennai are as follows:
  • Timing: You can visit the Dakshinachitra between 10 am to 6 pm, six days a week. But it is closed on Tuesdays.
You can stay at:
  • Fisherman’s Cove in Mamallapuram
    Tel: 04114-44304

  • Hotel Tamil Nadu at the Beach Resort Complex, Mamallapuram
    Tel: 04114-42235
So do not forget to visit such a wonderful site in Chennai once you land up in the city of Chennai.

Location of Dakshinachitra, Chennai, Tamil Nadu




Dakshinachitra Museum - Entry Fee, Timing, Address, Official Website

AddressEast Coast Road, Chingalpet District, Muttukadu, Tamil Nadu - 600118
Entry Fee:Entry fee for Indians : 100 Rs.
Entry fee for Foreigners : 250 Rs.
Entry fee for Childrens : 30 Rs.
Entry fee for Student : 50-75 Rs.
Timings:Visiting Hours - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Days When ClosedTuesday
Phone No (Official) +91-44-27472603
Official Websitehttp://dakshinachitra.net/
Photography allowed or notNot allowed




Last Updated on : 23/07/2013