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The Kalakshetra Foundation or the Temple of Art is located in Thiruvanmiyur, beyond Elliot’s Beach. It was Rukmini Devi Arundale who founded it in 1936 to guide, encourage and revive interest in Bharatanatyam, the classical dance form of Tamil Nadu. Located in the south of Chennai the art centre can be visited during the morning time to watch the dancing silently and also travellers can explore the Rukmini Devi museum.


 Kalakshetra Craft Centre, which is located across the road provides an opportunity to see the textile block-printing, Kanchipuram-style hand-loom weaving, and the rare art of hand-painting on textiles with vegetable dyes called Kalamkari.


  • Air
  • Road
  • Rail

How to Reach: Air

Chennai International Airport 16.1 km.

How to Reach: Road

Chennai Central Bus Stand 13.9 km.

How to Reach: Rail

Chennai Central Railway Station 14.8 km.

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