DakshinaChitra Museum, Muttukadu

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Wander around DakshinaChitra Museum, a campus-like museum where the history of south India comes to life. You can enter the buildings, all of which are original and were removed from their previous locations to be re-erected at the open-air museum, whose name translates as “Picture of the South.” Watch demonstrations of the craftsmen’s work and art; you can even buy some of the works as souvenirs afterwards. For DakshinaChitra Museum and beyond, use our Muttukadu attractions planner to get the most from your Muttukadu vacation.
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  • 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... 
    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...  more »
  • Very huge but neat n clean. However the restaurant was not upto the mark. The shops there has good stuff at decent prices. 
    Very huge but neat n clean. However the restaurant was not upto the mark. The shops there has good stuff at decent prices.  more »
  • 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... 
    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...  more »
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  • A very well maintained museum at Chennai. You can actually see and the houses of old age from different states. We took almost 4 hours to explore the place. There is a small restaurant also with tasty food. You have different activities like mehandi, pottery, colouring etc. People were even doing photo shoot inside as it looks like a old colony. Beautiful and exciting for kids if they have interest in history. You can easily spend half of the day there if you are visiting Chennai as it is on outskirts. You have hand made craft shops also inside.
  • Really enjoyed visiting the place with my wife. Good place to spend time with family and children. You can teach about the art and architecture of South India. They also offer resorts inside the premises with food options. There are restroom facilities inside and the food items are a little bit pricey. In weekdays the entry fee is cheaper. Be careful to not touch any items as they're very old and fragile.
  • one more praising review I suppose. Well one more wouldn't hurt either Place is easily accessible from ECR and is situated in a peaceful environment once you enter the property you will feel the difference Place is maintained clean and nice Four state heritage, culture, life style, occupation, craft, living has been portrayed as genuine as possible and this place is a golden opportunity to know about the cultural history of one's own, any number of videos or books won't give the real life experience that we will get here, a place and experience which shouldn't be missed. Amazed by the effort that has gone into collecting and recreating all these houses. 1 day will surely be not enough. Reach early and explore the houses at a slow pace Staff and administration is well organized Wheel chairs are available for use but sadly they can be used only in the pathways Certainly can't be used to get into houses With all those steps and doors Refreshments and restaurant available inside Rest rooms are clean and neat Various craft workshop and craft shops are available inside. Certainly a place that shouldn't be missed
  • This place shows the south Indian culture and tradition. I expected much before entering into this place, but after going in I was not much satisfied. There were houses built in ancient architecture which looked good. Many rooms and places seemed empty and has nothing inside. Good place for photography and to spend the weekend. I felt that the entry fee was high for this place. Construction was going on nearby, seems like they are building much more places to visit inside. I wish them to occupy the places that were empty. The facilities like drinking water and restroom was good.
  • Very good place for visiting and spending time usefully in Chennai. It has South Indian Traditional Houses and their culture shown visually to the visitors. The food available inside are quite costly and you are also not allowed to take your own food inside. There are Art and Craft shop available inside so you can purchase some stuffs. The entrance fee for the place is Rs.175 per person.

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