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Simply South Trail

Take a stroll through Dakshinachitra, a museum of heritage houses from South India. Flesh out the bare bones of brick and mortar with stories of communities who called these houses home. Quirky, practical, profound or unbelievable – these stories offer fascinating insights into life in South India.

  • Reporting Venue

    Dakshinachitra, East Coast Road, Muttukadu, Chinglepet District, Chennai 600118

    Map

  • Time

    10:30 am-12:30 pm or 3:30 pm-5:30 pm

  • Conveyance

    Not required

To a casual onlooker there are two Indias – the North and the South. But look deeper and each region and each community in the South comes with a very distinct set of customs, quirks and ways of life.

This trail takes you on a leisurely stroll through Dakshinachitra, a living museum of art, architecture and lifestyles of South India. Pause to admire intricately carved entranceways, observe statues of gods both benign and seething with fury and see colour flash at you from wall murals.
Add to this the heritage houses themselves – each one a treasure trove of stories, just waiting to be told. Every door has a tale to tell and every courtyard was the scene for much activity. Figure out the science behind low slung houses, the reason behind wooden dwellings or the need for rounded storage spaces.
Flesh out the bare bones of brick and mortar with stories of communities who called these houses home. Quirky, practical, profound or unbelievable – these stories offer fascinating insights into life in South India.

test Testimonials

Very insightful and informative. A good cultural insight into South India.

PN Chaorrandear

EXCELLENT!!

Shekha V Sawant

Wonderful experience. Lot of new things to learn.

Athish Vikraman

Very interesting. Lovely stories with explicit details! Thank you!

Smrithi Menon

Great tour & experience to see the different cultures within the south of India itself.

Anil Asani

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