Dakshinachitra in Chennai is a very interesting museum. It is the only museum of its kind in the city that is an open-air and real-time museum. Along with being a museum, Dakshinachitra is also a cultural center of Chennai. The place gives you an amazing experience of what southern India is all about. It depicts art, music, dance, crafts and lifestyle of the people of South Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
The place was established in 1996 and since then has been very famous among the tourists from all over the world. A person who doesn’t know much about South India can gain a deep insight into the cultural practices, architecture, dance and music and even the cuisine of the various south Indian states.
There are many events organized at the Dakshinachitra for the benefit of the tourists. These include exhibitions, guided tours, theme-based dinners, workshops, folk theater and cultural exchange programs.