On my way to Mahabalipuram, I stumbled upon a place called as DakshinaChitra – a very inviting structure and concept. DakshinChitra – is a well maintained space for showcasing dakshin i.e southern India with respect to culture, lifestyle, type of houses and art. Along with this, they also conduct various workshops for kids and adults.
As I entered the place, this piece of art caught my attention. A person was engrossed in creating a detailed – classic art work.
Pattachitra is a general term for traditional, cloth-based scroll painting, based in the eastern Indian state, Odisha. In the Sanskrit language, “Patta” literally means “cloth” and “Chitra” means “picture”. Most of these paintings depict stories of Hindu deities.
Master Craftsman : Prafullakumar Maharana (Above image) | He regularly conducts workshops at DakshinaChitra
This art work needs patience and passion, it needs to be practiced for years so as to get to engrave on the leaves – says Prafullakumar.
The process is mentioned in the image below :
His small setup at Dakshinachitra has numerous art works, some of the as shown below :
Detailing of this art is breathtaking
How to reach DakshinaChitra
East Coast Road, Muttukadu, Kanchipuram District Pin : 603 112
109( cut service),109,588,599. Any call taxi can be hired
Bus stop – MGM Dizzee world . 200 meters from MGM Dizzee world.
Note: Eatables not permitted to be brought inside the museum. Space provided beside the parking area to eat food.
Morning, 9 o-clock the bus with 9 of us, was going to start off for Landsort! I to be very honest, had not read nor heard about the place. Almost, LIKE ALMOST we missed the bus. We were standing at the wrong place, and we saw a energetic young woman running around and asking people where is the bus! We said — HI and found out that she was one of the nine members joining for fam trip! Inma — she introduced! Three of us ran (read really fast) to reach to Radisson Blu Waterfront Congress centre , where our bus was waiting for us. Damn! We made it!!!
It was around 45mins ride by bus. Met Ajay Sood , who happened to be busy speaking with stockholm police. I was shocked to hear his gear being stolen 15mins before the bus start. Please note Ajay is a very renowned photographer. Oh lord — was the only reaction popped in my head. Other fellow bloggers were pep talking and we exchanged greetings as we reached a harbor. Next part of the journey was on boat!
The island was BEAUTIFUL and that is what the eBook is all about. My 24hrs there and very special moments captured in the form of pictures. Let us go through some of the fun pictures with the Landsort Pre-Fam Gang!
Well, this is exactly what happens when I start sharing pictures of this this amazing trip. And hence the eBook! First eBook by Checkin Story | Many more to come. Hope you read the eBook on Landsort and share it with your friends! Keep Traveling, Keep sharing stories!
How often we miss things that happen around us. We have learned to be busy, by working more and ignoring art, which really makes us humans. During my recent short visit to Stockholm and Munich, I experienced a different urban life than in India.
Here is a short compilation of music on streets. Nothing beats the happiness when you experience such things on busy streets where people stop by and smile, appreciate and clap! God bless all the artists who bring joy in today’s chaotic world around us! Hope you enjoy this video…
You open Instagram, and see almost everyone visiting Goa thrice a year!!!
Beaches, Beer and … hahaha, lets not get there. Next time when you plan Goa trip, have Reis Magos in your To-Do list. A nice drive from Candolim beach – via nerul-panji road, takes you to the fort. It will be awesome treat for your camera and eyes too.
You will be surprised to see how well the fort is restored and maintained. Please spare enough time for this visit, rushing through the fort will make you miss it heavily. Lets visit Reis Magos – with following pictures
Entrance of Fort
Some stats : Till August 2015
Mario Miranda Drawing exhibit
Uphill towards fort – there are shuttle vehicles which can be used
This is interesting…
Dealth Hole on top
From the top floor
Restoration History of Reis Magos
Battle : Ready
View from the fort
Well equiped fort… Great objects for photographers
Recommend this place to friends who are visiting goa, recently Mangesh, my friend visited and was amazed. Same way as this recommendation came in from Amrita | Do visit her site TRAVELING IDES OF MARCH