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Cholamandal Artists’ Village

11 Mar

Cholamandal Artist's Village

Cholamandal Artists’ Village is situated on the East Coast Road, some eight kilometres further south of the Chennai city and about 18 kms from Chennai city center. The place represents an important arts centre in the state of Tamil Nadu. Cholamandal Artists’ Village is built over eight hectares of land in the Injambakkam region which exists as an extension of the Chennai city. The place stands on the coastal plains of Chennai and lies close to the sea, Bay of Bengal. Cholamandal Artists’ Village is a great tourist destination in the vicinity of the popular metropolitan city.

The Cholamandalam Arts Village has a permanent art gallery to hold exhibitions. Sculptures made of granite; wood, copper and bronze are created within the Artists Village. The open-air theater is a platform for performing artists or even poetry reading sessions and dance recitals.

Indian arts such as batik and pottery and painting are seen in the myriad articles and works done by the artists of the Cholamandalam village. You can view or purchase interesting pieces in terracotta and batik. In fact Cholamandalam has grown to be an important hub or meeting place for international artistes in sylvan surroundings.

The place can be accessed by taking a bus to the Injambakkam township. It takes about 45 minutes to reach the place in a bus.

Visiting Hours: 10.00am to 7.30pm

Note: You are not allowed to take digital camera or video camera inside the exhibition hall.

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Posted by on March 11, 2011 in Chennai - Tourist Spots

 

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