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Dakshin Chitra Visit, Chennai

E-Voucher Hotel Pick up included

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Wednesday to Monday

  • Duration

    5-6 hours

  • Start time

    9am pickup

  • Meeting Point
    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)
  • Ending Point

    Same as starting point

Key Highlights

  • Enjoy a scenic drive to Dakshinachitra
  • Explore the unique museum depicting South Indian villages
  • Behold over a dozen heritage properties dating from the 18th to the 20th century
  • Walk through the village streets and craftsmen’s huts
  • Admire the traditional arts and crafts of South India on display in these houses
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted

Overview

Enjoy a guided visit to witness the artisans and their folk performances at Dakshina Chitra literally translating to ‘a picture of the south’. Dakshina Chitra 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. One can explore 17 heritage houses and amble along recreated streetscapes.


Take this opportunity to explore contextual exhibitions, interact with typical village artisans and witness folk performances set in an authentic ambience. This tour offers an unforgettable & authentic insight into the lifestyles of the diverse peoples of South India.


Visitors here are introduced to traditional handicrafts like kalamkari, pottery and even silk weaving. The demonstrators are very friendly and passionate in explaining the intricacies of their art. Also visitors can catch exciting puppet plays, consult palmists and parrot astrologers, try their hand at spinning traditional tops. For those interested in purchasing souvenirs, Dakshinchitra also has a well-stocked gift-shop and an arts & crafts marketplace.


About The Supplier:


Le Passage to India Journeys is India’s premier Destination Management Company with a country-wide network and dedicated teams that specialize in every aspect of travel. The Company has an elaborate network of owned offices across India and strategic alliances in Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. LPTI is dedicated to ensuring that every step of the journey, down to the last detail, is taken care of – with in-depth product knowledge and range of services offered, highly trained and motivated teams, an exclusive panel of knowledgeable guides, and a Wi-Fi-equipped modern transport fleet.

Inclusions

  • Transport
  • Entrance Fee
  • English speaking guide

Exclusions

  • Gratuities

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)


The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Pick up times are approximate. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.


Please reach your hotel lobby 5 min prior to the departure Time.


This Tour can operate with min. 2 & max. 7 of people.


If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers, a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.


What to wear: Suitable comfortable clothing . What to bring: bring your own bottle, sunglasses and caps


Dakshin Chitra remains closed on Tuesdays and national/state holidays.

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