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Theosophical Society: tranquility in the heart of Chennai

Greenery galore If you are looking to get away from the traffic, hustle bustle and busy streets of the city, then head to the beautiful Huddleston Gardens of Theosophical Society in Adyar. Spread over a whopping 250 hectares, these gardens are a pleasant escape and boast of a rich variety of flora and fauna.  A… Continue reading Theosophical Society: tranquility in the heart of Chennai

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Thanjavur: centre of South Indian tradition, art and culture

The erstwhile capital of the great Chola dynasty, Thanjavur aka Tanjore is truly the embodiment of South Indian art, architecutre, culture and heritage. Located in the Cauvery basin of Tamil Nadu the town is also known as the “rice bowl” of the state. Synonomous with the world renowned Tanjore paintings, splendid temples with stunning Chola… Continue reading Thanjavur: centre of South Indian tradition, art and culture

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Indigenous handloom: Kalakshetra weaving and kalamkari unit

Tucked away in the bylanes of one of Chennai’s most popular neighborhoods Besant nagar is the renowned Kalakshetra foundation. Founded way back in 1936 by Rukmini Devi Arundale, one of pioneers in the field of Bharatanatyam dance, this is a centre for true connoisseurs of art. The sprawling campus that is spread across 100 acres, houses… Continue reading Indigenous handloom: Kalakshetra weaving and kalamkari unit