4.5 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

Add your review

  • Address: East Coast Road, Muttukadu, Chennai, India 600 118
  • Hours: Wed-Mon: 10am - 6pm
  • Admission: Indians: Adult Rs 75, Children (5-12 years) Rs 20; Foreigners: Rs 200

Chennai ATTRACTIONS See all

Dakshinachitra Tours

The heritage village of Dakshinachitra, meaning ‘A Picture of the South,' was established to help preserve the folk art and cultural traditions of southern India, particularly from Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

Artisans trained in traditional techniques work in the 17 heritage houses and village tableaus within the 10 acres (four hectares) of rural land just south of Chennai. Many of the pots, baskets, woven silk pieces, puppets and stone carvings you see being made can be purchased directly from the artists or in the gift shop; and items from these artists are both authentic and of high quality. Dancers, musicians, traditional fortune tellers and puppeteers all perform throughout the day in the open-air venue.

The Dakshinachitra grounds house a South Indian restaurant and a small guesthouse with both private rooms and dormitories. While a few hours should be sufficient to see all the sights, a night’s stay makes for a nice escape from the busy city center, particularly if you’re traveling with children. Despite the sometimes heavy traffic on the way from Chennai, the well-maintained cultural center is well worth a visit.

Tours & Tickets

See all

Private Day Tour of Mahabalipuram, Chennai, null

Private Day Tour of Mahabalipuram

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 5 Reviews

Explore this private day tour of Mahabalipuram an important ancient port well known to the ancient Romans and Greeks. The group of monuments at Mahabalipuram ...  Read more

Location: Chennai, India
Duration: 5 to 7 hrs

From USD $23.25

See all

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message