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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Dakshinachitra, Chennai - 117

Traditional houses of various communities of South India have been transported brick by brick and reconstructed at this “heritage centre” on the coast off Chennai. Displayed in this museum are authentic samples of architecture arts and crafts from the four South Indian states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

Guys, it is a center for the living traditions of art, folk performing arts, craft and architecture of India with an emphasis on the traditions of South India. A project of the Madras Craft Foundation (MCF), a non-profit organization. DakshinaChitra opened to the public in December 1996. The center occupies ten undulating acres overlooking the Bay of Bengal, at Muttukadu, twenty five kilometers south of Chennai, on the East Coast Road to Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu, India.

You can explore 17 heritage houses, amble along recreated streetscapes, explore contextual exhibitions, interact with typical village artisans and witness folk performances set in an authentic ambience. DakshinaChitra literally means – “a picture of the south”. It is located in Chennai (Madras) in Southern India.

Guys, do not miss your visit at Dakshinachitra, Chennai.

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