Indian miniature paintings trail

The Miniature Painting gallery at the National museum houses 17000 beautiful Indian miniatures. What stories do they tell? While you marvel at the painting of a royal wedding procession, we will tell you about the terrible tragedy that followed; one that altered the course of Indian history. We’ll explore the symbolism in Jain Mandalas and […]

Stone Sculpture Galleries

The Egmore Museum is home to a remarkable collection of stone sculptures. Carved over 2000 years ago, the Amaravati sculptures are the earliest examples of Buddhist art in the whole world. Lend an ear to their stories and you will experience History like never before. In an adjoining bay, 1500-year-old inscriptions hold clues to how languages […]

Kapaleeshwara temple trail

This trail is a walk around the Kapaleeshwara in Mylapore. As Indian temples go, this one is not very ancient. But it is a very popular temple in Chennai and is a great place to observe everyday rituals from close quarters. As you walk around this colourful temple, you will discover that every sight you […]

DakshinChitra trail

Take a walk through Dakshinachitra, a museum of heritage houses from South India. A museum of HOUSES! Each house once lived in and much loved, and each house a treasure trove of stories, just waiting to be told. They tell stories of the rich diversity of lifestyles in South India – from the spoken language […]