Chettinadu Mansion - Chettinad/Karaikudi - Tamil Nadu
Chettinadu Mansion is the among the largest of the ageing 3000 plus Mansions spread across 72 villages and 2 towns where the Chettiars live, in the area commonly known as Chettinad. The blue prints of the Mansion were preserved and a sixth generation granddaughter has taken pains to put into shape that which is presented here. Also seen are some of the original pictures of the early descendants of the family.
Welcome to Chettinadu Mansion, to experience and learn more about the interesting History of the Chettiars and the area of Chettinad.
Welcome to Chettinadu Mansion, in existence since 1902. Located in Kandukathan in Tamilnadu, declared as a Heritage Village by the Government of India. The Mansion is spread over a sprawling 80,000 square feet in area. The Heritage of the Mansion has been carefully protected and just 12 rooms are open to guests who get the privilege of privacy. The charm of the resort is that it gives you the true experience of the life in the bygone era. The owners of the resort live in, to give you an account of the village and the Mansion from the 1900s to the present day. But care has been taken for neat and careful housekeeping of the Mansion for the best comfort of guests. The food is hygienic and the atmosphere is informal.
The rooms in the Mansion are maintained in the same style as in the 1900s. The rooms are spacious enough to move around. The wash rooms are stocked with the required toiletries and are clean and dry. Every room in the main block has a balcony, which opens out into life around the Mansion.
As much care as possible is taken to eliminate plastic that is not recyclable. Tea / coffee makers are provided in the rooms. Room service is not entertained in abundant caution to prevent insects. The rooms in the ambience of the village are quiet and are ideal for good nights sleep. Intercom facility is made available in the rooms. Rooms are also Wi-Fi.
In short all efforts are made to give you a truly Heritage Stay without compromising on modern day comforts.
The Chettinad Cuisine consists of mostly flavoured spices, than chilly spices. A variety of rice are also used. These spices and rice were chosen by Chettiars to suite their travel plans as they travelled throughout Southeast Asia for their business purposes.
Chettinadu Chicken, mutton kolambu, kola urundai, kuli paniyaram, vella paniyaram, kandarappam, kavanarisi etc. are some of the popular Chettinad dishes. The meals are usually served on plantain leaves. Beatle leaves, arecanut and ‘sunnambu’ are rolled together and chewed for better digestion.
The authentic Chettinad cooks hailed from one particular village called Nedungudi. Of late their sons-in-law and descendants have also learnt the tricks of the trade.
The Mansion has activities designed taking into the fact that you arrive from noisier towns. Take rejuvenation massages, swim in the pool, play water polo, bronze under the sun, enjoy a bullock cart ride around the village, take bicycle trips, visit the museum in the Mansion, use the small library in the TV lounge, take a cookery demonstration of some world famous Chettinad recipes...
If you have anything particular in mind, the staff are always willing to explore possibilities.
Address: S. A. Rm. House(Behind Raja's Palace), 11 A. R. Street, Kanadukathan, Nr. Karakudi,Tamil Nadu
Hotel Type: heritage
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