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  • Food Serving Style of Chettinad

    Chettinad is a rare tourist attraction where people go in order to experience the culture, the architectural beauty and the cuisine of the place rather than to enjoy the gifts the nature has bestowed upon it. Chettinad is, historically, a place that is not blessed with abundant natural beauty but is incredibly blessed being the land of the Chettiars, a merchant community that made fortunes through businesses and trading. With huge mansions venerated with diverse architectural styles from all over the world, the colorful and vibrant cultural heritage and an enticing cuisine, Chettinad has eve...

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  • International Influence of Chettinad Architecture

    Chettinad is the land of the Chettiars, a community of merchants, businessmen and traders and is located away from the busy hustle bustles of the cities on the Southern side of Tamil Nadu. Chettinad is a rather different sort of tourist spot that sports fewer natural elements but more cultural, artistical and architectural elements that many would expect Chettinad to unfurl.     Apart from the striking, unique cultural heritage of the Chettiars, it is the cuisine of Chettinad that makes the place an excellent experience for visitors from all over the country. While these two contri...

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  • Shopping in Karaikudi

    Holidaying is not just a time to explore the places, meet new people, understand new culture and unwind oneself, it is also about going on a shopping spree; buying things that you may never come across again. Not all places you visit offer such luxury for the shopaholics; however, Chettinad is one such place. To be exact, Karaikudi in the Chettinad region is the place to be if you are seriously considering to grab more than a couple of things to take back home.   The affluent and vivid markets of Karaikudi have its history tracing back to the times of the Chettiar community. Some of the ...

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  • Koviloor Aadheenam

    Famous for the scintillating cuisine, affluent cultural heritage, splendorous temples and plenteous architectural marvels, Chettinad of Southern Tamil Nadu is a uniquely exceptional place to spend a holiday with your loved ones. Chettinad used to be the home to the Chettiar community who was great businessmen and traders that travelled across the country and the world. Anyone visiting the place might feel a little let down seeing the arid and unimpressive landscapes of the place, however, Chettinad, very much like its cuisine, is understood best when encountered closely. A walk through the st...

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  • Sevvai Perum Thiruvizha of Chettinad

    The home turf of the business community of Chettiars, Chettinad is a village town in the Sivaganga District of Southern Tamil Nadu and is famous for the grand mansions that adorn diverse architectural styles, unique and colorful culture and heritage, arid streets and its insatiable affinity towards craft and art. Along with all these, the temple of the Community, the Clan Temples, make an exceptional part of the lives of the people live here. Though most of the people from the community have moved away from Chettinad to other adjacent cities and other countries, festivals of Chettinad are one...

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  • Village and Countryside of Chettinad

    In all its history and splendor, Chettinad is a quintessential South Indian village located snugly between the cities of Madurai and Trichy. Being the ancestral city of Nattukottai Chettiars, who were a respectable community of bankers and traders, Chettinad has all the charm and rustic feel of a city that stays comfortably away from the buzzing cities of the modern South India and its unrelenting hustle bustles.Chettinad is in every way the perfect ancient village that everyone wants to spend some time visiting. It has a clearly distinguishable culture, several beautiful temples, unique mans...

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  • Weaver’s Colony Karaikudi

    Chettinad is one of those rare places that attract people not for its natural beauty but for the culture, the architecture and the food that the place offers. Traditionally the home land of the Nattukottai Chettiars, Chettinad will never disappoint you; the colorful and vibrant culture, the magnificent mansions and the pot-and-pan adventure will all etch deep in your heart even after you have long bid adieu to this vibrant yet soothing hamlet in Southern Tamil Nadu.As the Chettiars were a group of people who loved art, architecture and craft, their way of life is defined through these; from t...

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  • Villages of Chettinad

    Rustic mansions and dust-clad intersections are what greet tourists when they first encounter Chettinad. And, if you think Chettinad is only as good as the first impression, prepare to surprise yourself over and over again. Chettinad is the home to a once-affluent business community that lived quiet harmoniously between two buzzing cities of Tamil Nadu; Trichy and Madurai. Of course, there is much more to Chettinad and its cultural heritage than meets the eyes.Villages in Chettinad offer everything to make a visit worthwhile; from beautiful museums to the glorious mansions, elaborate carvings...

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  • Food Culture of Chettinad

    Celebrated across the country, Tamil Nadu boasts of a vibrant variety of delicacies that simmer in its kitchens. Ranging from simple pappads, upmas  and pachadis to mouth-watering dosas, idlis, uthapams and spicy curries, their cuisine is unforgettable.And when you progress a little into its hinterlands and get to sample the dishes from their Chettinad region, the effect is spell-binding! The word ‘Chettinad’ refers to a social caste that specializes in the preparation of food, thus making Chettiars excellent master chefs. The Chettinad region comprises of 76 villages and 2 towns in the...

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  • Legacy of Athangudi Tiles

    Athangudi is a small rustic village located in the Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu state. It has a population of about 2,000 people and is famous for its tiles, woodwork and Chettinad food. Most of the families living here are involved in this trade which is famous for their use of eco-friendly materials and minimal use of resources and energy.These ethnic hand-made floor tiles are durable and follow traditional floral or geometrical patterns. Though methods of tile production have become mechanized, these special tiles are still following the age-old tradition of being hand-made in simple c...

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