Dakshina Chitra in Chennai is an overwhelming place to visit. The name itself means the “Picture of South”. Built on ten acres of land, Dakshina Chitra is a heritage museum illustrating the picture of south India. It was established by Madras craft foundation in 1996 to flourish the art-forms of the south.
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With 17 heritage houses, the museum has covered every single culture of the south. One can have a look at the artisans of the villages, observe the folk dances of the south, connect with the craft articles and analyse the exhibitions. The place gives a perfect review of the southern India. Music and dance performances are frequently organised at the amphitheatre of Dakshina Chitra.
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The walkway will take you on a journey through the colourful and rich culture of South India. The place features cultural heritage of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andra Pradesh and Kerala. The museum also includes a play area for children, an art gallery, library, craft bazar, restaurant , an activity hall and other interesting centres.
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