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Muttukadu & Dakshina Chitra

Lake / Backwaters

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Distance (From Chennai Central Railway Station): 31 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): Half Day to Full Day

Place Location: On East Coast Road

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab

Travel Tips: 1. Covelong Beach (4 Kms ahead) can be visited along with this place
2. This place can be visited from Mahabalipuram (27 Kms) as well

At a distance of 31 Kms from Chennai Central Railway Station and 27 Kms from Mahabalipuram (on East Coast Road between Chennai and Mahabalipuram), Muttukadu is a backwater destination and excellent picnic spot.

Muttukadu offers wide range of water sports options like Boating, wind surfing, boating, kayaking, canoeing, etc. The windsurfing regatta held every February attracts worldwide watersports lovers. TTDC (Tamilnadu tourism Development Corporation) has introduced boathouses in Muttukadu.

Training programs are available in windsurfing and other water sports activities.

Dakshina Chitra, located at a distance of 2 Kms from Muthukadu is a famous heritage centre. The architectural and cultural heritages of the South Indian states are showcased here. The architectural features of each state, the typical homes of each region of South India are built here.

Timings: 10 AM to 6 PM on all days. Closed on Tuesdays.