Dakshinachitra is a heritage village that holds replicas of traditional houses typical of various communities of South India. This tourist spot is located at Muttukadu, along the new Mamallapuram coastal road, 20 km from Chennai
Dakshinachitra provides a memorable glimpse of the unique lives and customs of the several ethnic communities of the region, recreated in all its glory with an authentic atmosphere. The attraction is elevated from a mere ethnographic curiosity to a living experience by the indigenous artifacts made by artisans. Performances by traditional artists and the choice of indigenous cuisine on offer are part of the treat. The various festivals of these communities, celebrated with joy and enthusiasm, form the colorful highlights.