A place for artists started in 1966 and is located on the East Coast Road, it is perhaps the first of its kind. Working in a seaside colony in idyllic surroundings, painters and sculptors exhibit and sell their work that consists of contemporary art, sculpture, batik, terracotta and granite. These are often exhibited and also sold. Cholamandal also has an open-air theatre in which dance performances and poetry reading competitions are held. Entry: Free, No holidays.