Chisel - Art & Architectural Tours
Chennai Art - Route 180°
Duration: 6 to 8 hours (Maximum)
Pick-up: from anywhere in Chennai at 08:00am onwards
Why this tour?
Whether you’re an art connoisseur or a someone looking to get acquainted Indian art and architecture, this tour especially for you,
Where is it in Chennai?
at Thiruvanmiyur, Injambakkam, Kannathur, and Muttukadu
What are its special?
Kalakshetra Foundation is an arts and cultural academy dedicated to the preservation of traditional values in Indian art and crafts, especially in the field of Bharatanatyam dance and Gandharvaveda music.
Marundeeswarar Temple has been widely expanded by Chola kings during the 11th century in Dravidian architecture, It has two seven tiered gateway towers, a huge tank with the overall temple area covering 1 acre.
Cholamandal Artists Village spread over ten acres of land, It showcasing painting, sketches, sculptures — of wood, metal, stone, terracotta, handicrafts, batik, pottery, ceramics, etc. in a permanent exhibition within the complex.
Jagannath Puri Temple (Kannathur) in Kalinga architecture reminiscent of the Jagannath Temple in Puri
DakshinaChitra is an exciting cross cultural living museum of art, architecture, lifestyles, crafts and performing arts of South India
How to experience it yourself?
This tour has stop at all the below locations, you can also customised as per your wishes
Visitors are free to explore Kalakshetra campus on their own, can sit at the Banyan tree for morning prayer, visit to Instruments Cottage, Vishnu Statue, Tagore Hall, Padma Pushkarini, Dance, Music and Visual Arts Department, Ayyanar Shrine (Village Shrine) and the Crafts Education and Research Centre (CERC). also have a choice to purchase various handloom products like Kalamkari sarees, bed sheets, cushion covers. (Open time between 8.30 am to 4.00 pm Saturday and Sunday closed)
Marundeeswarar Temple occupies an area of about 1 acre with numerous sculptures and statues and in pillars and the Gopuram (gateway towers), The mandapam (hall) housing the Somaskanda form of Shiva has 36 massive pillars adorned with carvings. (Open time 6 am - 12 noon and 4 pm - 9 pm)
At Cholamandal Artists Village walk through the sculpture garden installed with work of various material and KCS Paniker museum showcase personal contributions from artists of the ‘Madras Movement’. There are also two commercial galleries Labernum and Indigo, where art is displayed for sale. Apart from this, spend time browsing through the art book shop and the craft shop. (Open for all days between 9:30 am to 6:30 pm)
Jagannath Puri Temple (Kannathur) - Darshan to the deities is open to all irrespective of caste, creed, religion, nationality and gender during the opening times of the shrine complex (6.30 am to 1.00 pm, 3.30 pm to 8.00 pm)
DakshinaChitra campus is divided into four states - Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and undivided Andhra Pradesh. Each zone has well-recreated houses of these states belonging to a bygone era. Each house is full of items used by the respective households. (Open timings: 10 am to 6 pm. Tuesday on holiday)
Drop-off: anywhere in Chennai (within city limits) after tour ends
Good to know before you start:
Dress code is smart casual. Please be advised to dress accordingly for places of worship; shorts or sleeveless tops are not recommended
• Transport by air conditioned private vehicle with experienced professional driver
• Fuel surcharge, parking, toll, driver allowance, permits, GST and any other expenses which is related to vehicle
• Bottled water
• Entrance Fees
• Accommodations (click here to reserve)
• Food and Drinks
• All others which is not mentioned in inclusions