Saturday, May 3, 2014

Karnataka (Chikmagalur) Ornate Mansion: Reconstructed at Craft Village, Dakshinachitra, ECR Chennai

Karnataka House Architecture(Chikmagalur) at Craft Village, Dakshinachitra, ECR, Chennai

Dakshinachitra, “a living museum of art, architecture, crafts, and performing arts of South India” is constructed in 10 acres of land and located on the East Coast Road in Muttukadu i.e., 21 km south of Chennai. Created by the Chennai Crafts Foundation, Dakshinachitra is a work in progress Craft Village.

Dakshinachitra houses carefully recreated and showcases heritage structures, traditions and culture from the four southern Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It is also a hub for performing arts, a retreat for artists, a learning center for students, an exhibition space, a place to visit for the culturally inclined tourist. 

I have captured this reconstructed heritage house from Karnataka and the heritage structure (Chikmagalur).

Address: East Coast Road, Muttukadu, Chingulpet District – 600 118. Landmark: next to MGM Dizee World;  Phone: 044 27472603 / 044 27472783
Visiting Hours: 10 am to 6pm Weekly Holiday: Tuesday (open on all national holidays except on Diwali Day).
How to Get There?: Dakshinachitra located on the scenic East Coast Road in Chennai. Access from Chennai: 21 kms South of Chennai on ECR or Access from Mahabalipuram: 25km on ECR.
By Road: City Bus Route Nos: 19, PP19, PP49 or Taxi
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