Dakshinachitra – Heritage Village

If you are a resident of Chennai, you surely would have heard of Dakshinachitra, the heritage village situated near Muttukkadu in the East Coast Road.


It hosts 17 heritage houses from South India, ranging from the spacious Chettinad mansions to the wooden splendour of Kerala Tharavadus. It is an ideal place to take your kids for a one day summer trip.

Founded by Dr. Deborah Thyagarajan of Madras Craft Foundation, Dakshinachitra today is a thriving arts center with many workshops being held through out the year. For May 2007, residential summer camp for 11 -14 year old and Pottery worskop are the events planned. You can find the list of events here

Dakshinachitra is open 6 days a week with weekly holiday on Tuesday. The timings are from 10.00 AM to 6.00 PM.

2 Comments so far

  1. Nilu (unregistered) on May 2nd, 2007 @ 10:43 pm

    Pay a visit to your roots, it will leave you recharged.

    I gather that English is not a part of the root.


  2. Chenthil (unregistered) on May 2nd, 2007 @ 11:14 pm

    Guilty as charged. Removed the entire sentence.



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