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Relive the Richness and History of the Chettiars

This Chettinad village is an unique and once in a lifetime experience. Most of the mansions or... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
murthir
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Banting, Malaysia
Amazing mansion

We were taken on a guided tour of this mansion by Ramu from the Visalam Boutique Hotel. It was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BarbSuz
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Melbourne, Australia
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Sivaganga District, Kanadukathan, India
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank murthir
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank BarbSuz
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

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

Thank DrValliappan
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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

Thank Katarina I
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This is a palatial house which housed the prominent industrialists of the bygone era. There are some interesting architecture, stain glass work and old furniture on display. T

Thank Pinks09
Reviewed 7 February 2017

The place where to stay if you are just visiting Chettinad, in order to have a real feeling of the gorgeous past of this strange area

Thank brunofZ2809FK
Reviewed 5 February 2017

it is very interesting visit at what used to be a prosperous economic center, and rich society that did not know to adapt to changing times, worthwhile visiting

Thank nathan l
Reviewed 1 January 2017

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

Thank ronhU3053QL
Reviewed 11 December 2016

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

Thank asocrates
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

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

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