Dakshinachitra (35 Kms) True to its tradition of preserving its rich cultural heritage, Tamil Nadu can boast of an Art Village. It is otherwise called DakshinaChitra. Situated near Muttukkadu on the way to Mamallapuram it was founded by the Madras Craft Foundation. Dakshina Chitra has models of traditional handlooms and the replicas of the kinds of houses of the four south Indian states. Kancheepuram silk weavers and other craftsmen and the weavers work here demonstrating their skill and dexterity in their specialities. To the joy of the visitors, the weavers, potters and the other craftsmen give live demonstrations of their crafts and art. The centre showcases the heritage of the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
An exciting amusement place with sea-lion show and other attractions. Its on East Coast road.
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Madras Crocodile Bank
The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology is one of the largest reptile zoos in the world and one of the oldest non government environmental organizations in Asia. Our primary aim is to promote the conservation of reptiles and amphibians on the Indian subcontinent, but our inference is multidisciplinary and extends worldwide.
Post Bag No 4, Mamallapuram-603 104, Tamil Nadu, S. India
Tel: +91-44 27472447
Regular Hours: 08:30hrs – 17:30hrs
Weekly Holiday: Monday
Gate Fee: Adults: INR 35, Children<10 yrs: INR 10
Other Fee: Camcorder: INR 100, Still Camera: INR 20
A wonderful picnic spot. The effect caused by the rocking bridge over backwaters is stunning and exciting. It’s a out of the world for people who are connoisseurs of sea food..Its about 30 Kms from Chennai on East Coast road which leads to Mammalapuram. The other picnic spots in near proximity are VGP Golden beach, MGM Dizzy World and Mayajaal, Dakshina Chitra.
Kovalam, Muttukadu East Coast Road, Chennai.
Phone : +(91) – 9952995827