Your private tour starts with morning pickup from your Chennai hotel. Meet your guide and enjoy a comfortable ride in a private, air-conditioned vehicle as you head to Kalakshetra, the celebrated arts institution that aims to preserve and promote traditional Indian arts.
When you arrive at the school, follow your guide on a walk around the tranquil, tree-shaded campus. Learn about the history of the academy, which was founded in 1936 by the renowned dancer and choreographer Rukmini Devi Arundale and her husband. Your guide takes you through the Rukmini
Devi College of Fine Arts while explaining the classes offered and the tradition of gurukul
— meaning students live in close proximity to their gurus or teachers. The academy teaches students of all ages and castes to study and develop their talent in dance, music, theater and fine arts.
Your guide takes you to the Craft and Education Research Center where you might see a traditional Bharata Natyam dance performance and view student exhibitions of arts and crafts. Then admire the collection of
paintings, sculptures and fabrics in the Rukmini Devi Museum.
At the end of your comprehensive tour of Kalakshetra, your guide takes you to a popular
local restaurant for a lunch of traditional Indian cuisine. After approximately six hours, your guide returns you to your hotel in Chennai where your tour ends in mid-afternoon.