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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  • October 1, 2017
    A very interesting place, roughly 20-25 km from Chennai. Original Houses from different southern states have been reinstated. Place also allows to learn different arts like block painting, pottery etc...  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    This museum is located in a place called Muttukadu in the outskirts of Chennai. This place is well connected to the city. One can visit this place on the way to Mahabalipuram or Pondichery. Inside the...  more »
  • September 21, 2017
    It is an outdoor museum, where you can visit traditional houses of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. This is true in the majority of cases, actually live in the past, then bought by the Museum, taken apart piece by piece, put on this site and refurbished with typical objects. A great place for a full immersion in local culture and daily life of these small villages.
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  • July 17, 2017
    One superb experience. A cultural heritage museum with lots of different south Indian cultures. The place is well maintained and one can spend almost 4 to 5 hrs depending on their interests. Nice place to take good pics particularly for outdoor wedding shots. It has a restaurant inside which is a bit costlier for the QUANTITY they give. Entry is 120 per head and we have art and craft classes conducted here and also we can buy some cultural art craft handmade here. A must to visit when u visit Chennai..
  • July 8, 2017
    One the best heritage museums I have visited. The place is well maintained. The entry fees are nominal. Most of the exhibits have interesting info tidbits beside them. A lot of thought has been put into artistically and aesthetically setting up the exhibits without losing the essence each one tries to convey.
  • July 5, 2017
    It's a place where u can see the total South India at a same time. The culture, the tradition, their habits and requirements in the same campus. Beautifully maintained and taken care off. Parking space is also there. You have to take tickets for entrance and for photography extra charges. Food and refreshments are also available. It's a different experience to enjoy here.
  • July 11, 2017
    Wonderful place to learn about south Indian culture including folk dance, types of authentic real-houses with vessels used there, some handcraft arts which we can try and learn. Good variety of food available in the restaurant there. Handcraft items are displayed and available for sales.
  • July 17, 2017
    This museum shows the culture of different South Indian states. Has houses that are built in the traditional architectural styles of different states, the tools treditionally used and also fun activities. It is a good visit to see the history and culture of southern states.

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