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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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