The south of India has a culturally rich history, and Chennai is at the forefront of that movement. At The Leela Palace Chennai, our guests don't just experience the hotel, they experience true Indian luxury in a never-seen-before way. From taking in the beauty of Tamil Nadu’s art and craft at cultural museums, to witnessing awe-inspiring dance forms that tell a story like no other, tour the city and get lost exploring the fragments of the past – all while enjoying services from the future.
A Trip to Dakshina Chitra
Accompanied by our hotel guide and a delectable packed breakfast, you can spend time at the Dakshina Chitra which is a stimulating cross-cultural museum of art, architecture, crafts and performing arts found in South India. Guests can even engage in pottery workshops or watch a performance at their open-air theatre.
Price: INR 4,500 plus taxes (entry for two guests included)
Visit to Kalakshetra Dance Academy
Founded in 1936, the Kalakshetra Foundation is the leading academy of the arts in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, with a focus on the traditional dance forms and music styles of the region. Learn about the various traditional instruments like cymbals, drums, and flutes that they use or even watch student dancers and musicians learning Bharatanatyam techniques and mudras.
INR 2,500 for two guests all inclusive (non-guided tour)
INR 6,000 for two guests all inclusive (guided tour)