Cholamandal Artists Village

Chennai (Madras)

At a short distance of 9 km from Chennai city, the Cholamandal Artist’s Village is an enchanting one for art lovers and novices alike. Where today the artists live together as a community, nurturing their skill and resources, this village was formed in 1964 with a handful of students from the Madras School of Arts and crafts with Late K.C.S Paniker as its founding principal.

Pricing:  US$ 42 per person for minimum 2 participants.

Walking Tours
History and Culture

At a short distance of 9 km from Chennai city, the Cholamandal Artist’s Village is an enchanting one for art lovers and novices alike. Where today the artists live together as a community, nurturing their skill and resources, this village was formed in 1964 with a handful of students from the Madras School of Arts and crafts with Late K.C.S Paniker as its founding principal.

In this Tour: • View the exclusive permanent art gallery where all the notable exhibitions of art and culture are held.
• Get mesmerized by the marvelous Sculptures made of granite; wood, copper and bronze, made by the artists of this village.
• See the open-air theater which serves as a platform for performing arts, exhibiting poetry recitation sessions, dance rehearsals and other performances.
• Shop the exclusive pieces of terracotta, painting, pottery and batik prepared by the artists at this village, which serves as a meeting place of all the notable international artists in a rural surrounding.
• Purchase traditional artistic pieces and paintings of Gods and Goddesses or modern arts in oils, graphics, prints etc.

Tour Duration: 4 hours

TOUR STYLE: Artists village

MEETING POINT: at your hotel

END POINT: at your hotel

TOUR DURATION: 4 hours depending on your interest.

GROUP SIZE: Maximum 6 people and Minimum 2 People.

PRICING: All our tours are private.

INCLUSIONS: Local English speaking guide, entrance fees and transport as indicated.

EXCLUSIONS: Items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for guide & driver.

WHEN: Every day at 9AM. Prior reservation required. Timings may vary slightly depending on weather / season. We will confirm the exact start time along with tour logistics once you book the tour.

WHAT TO WEAR: Please dress modestly and ensure you have adequate sun protection.

TOUR NOTES: Please note, the food on the street is delicious but does not meet national or international hygiene standards. Although we only go to very popular places, with good local reputations, these stalls do not cook using bottled water or wash their utensils with it. So eating street food is always risky. If you prefer not to risk it, but still want to see what it’s all about, then at the end of the walk, we can take you to Haldirams where you can try chaats and other popular dishes in safe and hygienic conditions.

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