Dakshina Chitra Heritage Museum

Heritage museum in Arignar Anna Zoological Park

Updated: March 13, 2024 10:55 AM

Dakshina Chitra Heritage Museum is located in Arignar Anna Zoological Park (Zoological garden in India), India. It's address is DakshinaChitra Heritage Museum, SH 49, Muthukadu, Tamil Nadu 603112, India.

DakshinaChitra Heritage Museum, SH 49, Muthukadu, Tamil Nadu 603112, India

R6FR+6R Muthukadu, Tamil Nadu, India

+91 98410 20149

Check Time Table for Dakshina Chitra Heritage Museum

Monday10 AM to 6 PM
Wednesday10 AM to 6 PM
Thursday10 AM to 6 PM
Friday10 AM to 6 PM
Saturday10 AM to 7 PM
Sunday10 AM to 7 PM

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Where is Dakshina Chitra Heritage Museum?

Dakshina Chitra Heritage Museum is located at: DakshinaChitra Heritage Museum, SH 49, Muthukadu, Tamil Nadu 603112, India.

What is the phone number of Dakshina Chitra Heritage Museum?

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Coordinates: 12.823037, 80.2420451

Dakshina Chitra Heritage Museum Reviews

Dharanetharan Raju
2024-01-26 11:25:07 GMT

It is a nice place to visit on weekends to know about the culture and architecture of South India. Very well maintained. Good collection of arts and crafts. Nice place for photoshoots. They have shops inside that sell handcrafted items.
Parking is limited during the weekend.

2024-01-30 12:18:56 GMT

One of the finest places in Chennai to learn and know about South Indian culture and heritage. You can get to know about lifestyle of 4 South States. There are a lot of activities and craft stores available. Well maintained place, rest rooms are available across the campus. Only one restaurant with limited options at nominal price. Taste wise good. Both veg and non veg. One can spend 4-5 hours basis the interest. Must go place for families. Kids will definitely enjoy and learn. Highly recommended weekend spot.

Geetha Pradeep
2023-11-24 17:23:48 GMT

This is a must-visit in Chennai outskirts and perfect for a day out with family or friends. They have some amazing life-size replicas of South Indian culture and architecture. There's shopping, handicrafts, museum and an amphitheatre where we enjoyed a peppy folk performance.

Arva Tambuwala Shetty
2024-03-08 19:05:17 GMT

Very authentic and well maintained. Must Visit for all architect lovers. Beautiful homes across South India.

bhaskaran srikantan
2023-12-29 13:14:38 GMT

Great place for knowledge on culture and heritage.
Hands on pottery, printing creates interest in children.
Glass work, model houses of various regions are good.
Engaging place for 4 to 5 hours.
Parking needs to be properly organized especially during weekends and holidays.

Nagarajan T V
2023-12-26 05:58:14 GMT

Great place to visit for a half day trip.
The place is close to Mayajal and it has an entry fee of approximately 175 for adults and 100 Rs for kids. The fees for camera varies from 50-250 Rs. They charge extra for photo shoots as well.
This place houses various styles of homes across South India.
They have a restaurant as well. The houses in display are good and showcase the rich culture and architecture of the regions.
They also have a good exhibition as well.
You can plan to visit the crocodile park after this place, if you have time.
There is a nice vegetarian restaurant outside the premises and it is also crowded.
Kids can enjoy as well they have a small play area.
They have good rest rooms across the place.

rohith badri channel
2023-12-19 02:42:40 GMT

Great place. We can see Indian Southern lifestyle of living like their housing style, things used,etc... The place was calm and peaceful. There is also a restaurant inside this. A few craft bazar are also there. Mainly folk dance of Indian Southern States.

Vikas Emmanuel
2023-12-24 02:23:00 GMT

This place can give you a deeper insight into the Southern Heritage, architecture arts and culture. I suggest you take one full day to visit this place and indulge in various displays and arts. If you are an artist I suggest you take your sketch book and pencils. It's a wonderful experience

2024-01-08 11:23:30 GMT

If people are planning to construct a house in Laurie bakers architectural style then it's a place you should not miss.You may get an idea as majority of the entrance areas are constructed with exposed bricks,Jallis and rubble.
Apart from this there's different type of traditional houses of southern India.

Kedar Limaye
2023-11-04 05:37:09 GMT

Visiting DakshinaChitra Heritage Museum (The Living Museum) was a unique experience. Being Architect, I always admire traditional vernacular architecture and this is a treat to eyes. I feel every architectural student should visit this place to know more about Indian culture, civilisation and traditional vernacular architecture.

The Museum charges a basic entry fee but it’s worth it. You have a choice to view a small film about the culture, traditions and architecture of South India. I was lucky to meet Sharad Nambiar - Director and Anitha Pottamkulam - Director, Culture. Both of them have done and are doing amazing work. I hope and believe the local government and corporates will continue to support this initiative.

We can spend entire day at this museum. The project is ongoing and I will love to visit again after few years.

2024-01-07 12:30:30 GMT

I Loveeeed it !! The place is to Cherish our culture and heritage, this place is a heaven for those who are eager to know the history and merchandise of our ancestors..
Also one can know the importance of South Indian Culture, the monuments, the epigraphs and many other historical things

Lyn George
2024-01-16 05:06:27 GMT

Amazing place to visit if you want to know about the traditions and culture of our states.We visited during the Pongal festival so it was very crowded.There are restaurants inside which serve good food.

They have each states sectors where different activities are conducted like pottery,glass blower,bullock cart ride,puppet show,entertainment, live sketching,old method of grinding rice which we can also try for a nominal fee of 10/- to grind the rice in the traditional stone mehndi art,Kalamkari paintings and loads of shopping..

A must visit.

Amruta Prasanna
2023-12-28 02:07:34 GMT

A must visit place around Chennai, on the way to Mahabalipuram/Pondicherry. It houses multiple models of houses from various regions in South India and also household items used in old times. They have done a great job presenting our heritage and culture. Also, there are demo exibits of potter, puppet making, block printing etc. And live performances of folk art also conducted. The campus is green and well maintained. Ticket can be purchased from their website.

2024-01-29 08:17:55 GMT

I loved this place. And it's located on ecr. Reasonable amount to visit this place. We can see all South Indian house types and their used materials. There are not that many collections from Andhra and Karnataka but they have enough collections. And ₹175 for adults. Students pass available for below 18 years of age.Canteen food meals ₹160+GST5% with limited rice. I'm not satisfied with the canteen service.

Akhash Kumar P K
2024-01-08 16:18:15 GMT

A wonderful place to know the culture and history of south India. A well maintenance place to know the different types of architectures used in building the houses across South India.

2023-09-13 03:02:26 GMT

Absolutely authentic and wonderful place to see. Must see in my eyes. So fascinating how close different religions and ethnic groups embossed this country through the centuries. Wonderful art and crafts work can be seen. And lucky me I visited on a holiday so they had many attractions to see. And even the market of artist who are coming from outside to sell their products. It was absolutely amazing

Preeti Lakra
2023-09-25 11:13:16 GMT

One of the best places around Chennai to visit on Weekends. The Place is very well maintained and is very beautiful. We saw many people getting their Photoshoots done here. Do visit their craft bazaar for the art pieces around the country,Also attend the special regional performances happening there.

Mihir Vaidya
2023-11-17 14:59:14 GMT

The place is very good and they have maintained it nicely.
You will see the old indian tamil culture there.
There are vintage tamil and kerela style homes.
You will know about the tamil nadu anad kerla culture when you visit this place.

Monalisha Nayak
2023-11-03 13:25:52 GMT

It's very good place to vist in Chennai , it's displays the house from 4 southern states of India. The place is very well maintained and so clean.

suthan kumar
2023-11-19 17:09:10 GMT

It's a good place to spend a day, it's good for people interested in architecture, hand crafts, art, pottery, cultural dance, nature. Snacks and tea are good. Parking under the trees was great. The place is clean and well maintained.

At all visiting halls at least fans should be switched ON, few of the halls smell bad.

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About Arignar Anna Zoological Park
Zoological garden in India

Arignar Anna Zoological Park, also known as the Vandalur Zoo, is a zoological garden located in Vandalur, to southwest of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, about 31 kilometres from the Chennai Central and 15 kilometres from Chennai Airport. source

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