Situated on the East Coast Road of Chennai (20 km) is the Dakshinachitra, which is an amusing open-air, real-time museum and famous cultural center. It showcases aesthetic antiquities that depict the peculiarity of South India. At this center, one can get to see art and craft, lifestyle, music and dance of South Indian states including Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Dakshinachitra was inaugurated in 1996 and it reflects the ancient culture of the world.
Further, it serves as craft communities’ center in the South, since it provides technical as well as business openings and inputs to various craft centers located in South India. Tourists can easily reach the site by taking a bus from Chennai central.