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Address: Sivaganga District, Kanadukathan, India

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Chettiar experience

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Joigny
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 mansions displayed the grandeur of its owners that had accumulated their wealth through doing business... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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

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Bessenay
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 just knocking can do the trick).

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Devon, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 walk around, and lovely bougainvillea flowers to add colour to the dusty streets. A really... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 is great with artistic decoration, wood work, colourful Belgium glass etc. Reminds the rich lifestyle... More 

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Kollam, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

Must see place.. You can travel through history and time.. through the life of Chettinadu.. Through Chettiyar Families... Most of them are vacant.. it will hunt your memories

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Hyderabad, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

We drove a long way for about three hours but were told they have stopped allowing visitors inside anymore. So we had to make do with view from the outside.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2015

It's a nice old buildings.the buildings are not mantain well however God to pictore of. As well around

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