Muttukadu is situated at a distance of 36 km from Chennai and is an excellent picnic spot for the residents of the city as well as tourists. The backwaters at Muttukadu have been developed by Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation. This was done in order to provide a fun filled spot offering water sports, for the entertainment of the people. This has positively affected the travel and tourism prospects of the area.
The main attraction of Muttukadu is the windsurfing regatta, which is organized in February every year. The other attraction of the extravaganza comprises of the wind surfing and water spots competitions. Also, training programs are held for the youth. This has made Muttukadu an ideal place for the adventure seekers. Apart from this, you can also admire the handicrafts of the region, at its best, at the handicraft village Dakshinchitra, situated nearby.
This village has been built in the traditional 19th century style and produces marvelous pieces of sculptures, ceramics and glass objects. It houses a crafts shop and a restaurant. The entry charges are different for Indians and foreigners. The village remains open on all days, except Tuesday. Besides, you can satisfy your hunger for adventure by paying a visit to the MGM DIZZEE World, which is an amusement park near Muttukadu. It offers different rides, water sports and is a must visit spot for kids.
Visiting Hours: 10.00am to 7.30pm
Koyambedu to Muttukadu : SPP49, W568CV