In their own words “DakshinaChitra 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.”
It’s a definite don’t miss, if you are visiting chennai & traveling to see the famed Mahabalipuram sea-shore temple. It is about 25 km from chennai & its right on the ECR (East Cost Road).
In DakshinaChitra, you get a feel of traditional living in all southern states – Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka & Andhra Pradesh. Beautiful thematic houses have been reproduced in full glory – utensils – clothes, et all. Some interesting themes – Chettinad House , Brahmin House, Tanjore Agriculturer’s house, Potter house, Cloth Weaver house, Basket weaver house etc.,