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  • Explore the Kandaangi sarees of Chettinad

    The Kandaangi saree or the Chettinad saree is renowned for its extensive use of colours, contrasting tints, stripes and bold check patterns. These sarees have long proved to be a prized possession of every south Indian woman. The charm of the Kandaangi saree is its ethnic look and versatility, making it a favourite for any occasion. The saree’s design has evolved over the years, just like how the lifestyle evolved over time, here in south India. What makes it distinct? The most distinguishable features of the saree are its striking colours which are brought out by the combination of st...

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  • An award of excellence

    Congratulations to us! Chidambara Vilas has been honoured with the Award of Excellence from Booking.com for providing the best possible accommodation experience to our guests. The award was based on the reviews provided by our more than just happy customers in 2014 (a rating of 9.2/10) and this will be a fine feather to add to our cap; a ratification of our consistently outstanding commitment to delivering amazing experiences to our guests while staying with us. We express our most sincere gratitude to Booking.com for this prestigious accreditation.

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  • Discover the soul of Tamil Nadu

    It would be very safe to say that the very soul of a place can be discovered only by experiencing it hands on. There are of course, innumerable ways to experience this, depending from person to person, for it could be just taking a local bus ride, visiting a traditional home or by taking part in a festival or anything that would actively involve the local participation and tradition. While you are staying with us at Chidambara Vilas, there are activities that you could involve in which would be great ways of experiencing the soul of Tamil Nadu. To begin with, you could take a guided tour o...

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  • Top 3 dishes you can have only when in Chettinad!

    The Chettinad cuisine is world renowned for its unique tastes and blends and there are indeed many dishes that you could have, only while you are in Chettinad! Here are some described, so that you’d know what to look out for when you are in the region next time. Kavuni Arusi Back in the day, this was brought in from Burma, the present Myanmar and is still popular over there. This is a true Chettinad speciality and takes prominence in the traditional Chettinad functions, especially the wedding. Though the recipe is fairly easy, it takes precise cooking to get it’s soft and smooth ...

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