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Millo Ankha

Millo Ankha5.0/5

9 reviews

Courting Chettinad

Travelers, explorers interested in heritage and lost times, must visit this place. Also the students of architecture and photographers. There are a must visit houses to explore. The town is very small and a day is enough to explore the village.

You will find local weavers and interact with them. The main attraction are the houses and the tiles and floors.

One of the trademark of this area is the Athangudi tiles.

Local food, must try the chicken 65 and Chettinad special chicken dishes.

Heritage walk and photo walks are the best way to spend your time here.

Wear comfortable clothes and travel light.

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Anup Singh

Anup Singh3.9/5

73 reviews

A beautiful and historical place .

Chettinad is the historical place which speaks about the history and the nature reflects the beauty of the place. The place is full of beautiful spots and the people who visits here really enjoy their time in chettinad. The beauty of the land and the mindset of the people in chettinad can be seen in the most beautiful historical monument of the chettinad Place. At night, the palace radiates its beauty and in the morning it speaks the handwork of the people. The sculptures speak of the idea of the rulers. Overall, it is an awesome place and I recommend everyone to visit this place at least once.

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Recommended Duration in Chettinad

Number of days to spend in Chettinad as recommended by our travellers.

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Chettinad Overview

Located in the centre of Tami Nadu, Chettinad is the home of the Nattukottai Chettiars called the Nagarathars who were and are still today, a prosperous banking and business community. This entire area is a major tourist spot with its temples, old palatial buildings, architecture, woodcraft, textiles and delicious cuisine. It also has a vivid history and culture. The biggest town in Chettinad is called Karaikudi and it is about 90 minutes drive from Madurai.

Sightseeing Highlights:

One of the main attractions of Chettinad is the huge country homes of the Chettiars. These ancestral houses, that were built more than 100 years ago, have massive high walled structures and were decorated with the finest of wood and craftsmanship. They are packed with imported period furniture, chandeliers, curios and paintings. Also interesting to see is the Chettinad museum, which is housed in an old converted house. It showcases the traditional jewellery, textiles, household implements and utensils, and all other unique lifestyle products of the Chettiyars. Among temples, the must see is the Meenakshi Sundereshwar temple, that is famous for its unique architecture.

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Athangudi, Chettinad

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Fazal Hussain

Athangudi, Chettinad
Athangudi, Chettinad

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Fazal Hussain

Athangudi, Chettinad
Chettinad, Tamil Nadu

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