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This Chettinad village is an unique and once in a lifetime experience. Most of the mansions or "palaces" here were built with the fortunes made by the enterprising 'chettiars' who ventured to other lands to trade. Most of the mansions, mostly abandoned now, still retain...More
We were taken on a guided tour of this mansion by Ramu from the Visalam Boutique Hotel. It was amazing to see the incredible decor and the beautiful floor tiles, which were made locally. We were fortunate to also visit the place where these tiles...More
This house is now more famous for film shoots and is called Athangudi glass palace (because of rows and rows of Mirrors from Belgium) in the central hall..imposing entrance with ornate hood, this grand house is on main road in old Athangudi..near Karaikudi in Chettinad...More
The Chettinad area is something to experience. If you just go for what the eye has to offer, you may not catch the true essence of what the Chettinad has to offer. Once it used to be a group of over 90 thriving villages whose...More
walking around this town is memorable. you are taken back to a time when this was clearly a center of great wealth and now is just frozen and in a bit of decay. make the effort to arrange to visit a house or two (sometimes...More
Short drive from Karaikudi, this little village has a huge Chettinad mansion and other interesting buildings. It's really quiet and we enjoyed walking around it for an hour or two. There is a Hindu temple with a man-made lake, the main mansion which you can...More
This place several chettiar mansions. Chettiar families were rich with business acumen and had built great palaces. Unfortunately the famous Raja Muttaiah Chettiar palace was closed. But we saw another mansion with 50 plus rooms, c court Yard, a huge kitchen, and office space. Architecture...More