Tour code: 5588MAA06
Experience India’s creative side with this private half-day tour of the Cholamandal Artists’ Village, a self-supporting artist commune in Chennai. Learn about the unique artist community that spearheaded the Madras Movement of Art and visit the on-site museum to discover the history of modern art in India. Chat with the artists themselves as you tour the galleries, peek into the workshops and marvel over the vibrant collection of 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.
From USD $ 26.00

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