Try your hand at simple art and craft activities as you tour around DakshinaChitra.
Play traditional games too! Enjoy playing an array of board games, spin tops, break pots and even shake a leg...
Also take a peek at the contextual exhibitions in the houses that  explain some of the rich traditions of South India.

Weekend activities include

  • Traditional leather puppet show
  • Glass blowing demo
  • Traditional soothsayers (fortune – tellers)


March 2017

Uttarakhand Festival

Folk performance by Sanskar Sanskritik & Paryavaran Sanrakshan Samiti- Almora. Dance forms include Choliya, Chhapeli, Ghasyari, Chancheri, Harul and Jaunsari.

Bharatnatyam Program

Bharatnatyam by Akshaya Gopalakrishnan and Uma Ravishankar

Kalamkari Seminar and Exhibition

Seminar : 10th March - Kalamkari : Then and Now! What are the challenges ? Exhibition : Textile trade on the Coromandel Coast. Kalamkari : Yesterday and Today. Sale of Kalamkari products from 9th - 12th March 20

Ugadi festival

Garagalu performance by Sri Vijaya Durga Garagalu Natya Brundam


An award instituted by Friends of DakshinaChitra to honour the exceptionally talented artist who have enriched the field of folk performing arts through their dedicated practice and propagation of art. Recipient : Ankanahalli Pooje Shivanna" Pooja Kunith

March 2017

Workshops for Adults

Ceramic Jewellery Workshop

Resource Person : Mr.Potrurasan

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Ceramic workshop for adults

Leather puppet workshop

Resource Person : Mr.Ramanan

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Leather puppet making workshop for adults

Cheriyal Mask Making

Resource Person : Venkatramanan

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Cheriyal Mask workshop for adults

March 2017

Workshops for Children

T-Shirt printing

Resource Person : Mr.Prabhu

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T- shirt printing for children


Resource Person : Mr.Anthony

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Cartooning workshop for children

March 2017



DakshinaChitra is hosting " CIMA Award Show 2017- The South India Chapter" - An exhibition on award winning art works

Group Exhibition

group exhibition by Pudhucherry Artists- L. Candappane, A.Soucoumarane& Gopal Jayaram

DakshinaChitra’s New Media features curated program


DKC New Media will feature a curated program of film and video based work by leading and emerging artists. The broad focus of the works will center on Heritage, Culture, Politics and Socio-Economic conversations.  The program will introduce the museum visitor to contemporary video, film and new media produced by artists whose work is focused on South India, South Asia and/or the Global South. 

Films will be screened every weekend alongside our ArtDoco program.