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  • Location:Chennai, India
  • Duration:5-6 hours

Private Art Tour: Cholamandal Artists' Village in Chennai

Discover India's rich art culture on this private tour of Chennai’s Cholamandal Artists’ Village, the largest self-supporting artist commune in India. With the help of your expert guide, gain a deeper insight into the culture and lifestyle of local artists and learn about how they pioneered the Madras Movement of Art, which brought modernism to South India. You'll tour several galleries, interact with the artists and watch first hand as they create their art.


  • Private tour of Cholamandal Artists' Village with an expert English-speaking guide
  • Learn how this village helped pioneer the Madras Movement of Art, which brought modernism to South India
  • Tour the museum and visit several art galleries housing an extraordinary collection of artwork
  • Discover the lifestyles of the artists and witness them creating artwork in the village
  • Round-trip hotel transport by private air-conditioned vehicle included

What You Can Expect

Private Art Tour: Cholamandal Artists' Village in Chennai

Cholamandal Artists' Village

After being picked up from your hotel by private, air-conditioned vehicle, you will be taken to the Cholamandal Artists’ Village in the outskirts of Chennai. Here, your guide will lead you on a discovery of local art culture.

Learn about the Madras Movement of Art, which occurred during the mid- to late 1900s and brought modern art to South India, and discover how this village played a vital role in establishing this groundbreaking movement.

As you explore the village, meet local artists and see fantastic displays of local modern art in the many galleries. You will also tour the village museum to see a large collection of art that is representative of the Madras Movement.

You'll see many artists actively engaged in their work, giving you a first-hand look at the intense devotion and pride they dedicate to their creations. Plus, you'll be able to communicate with a few of them with the help of your guide.

After your enlightening tour, relax on the drive back to your hotel.
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Tour code: 5588MAA06


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