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  • Places to Visit in Chidambaram

    The scenic town of Chidambaram lies in the Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu. This small town spread over 5km sq is about 250km from Chennai and has a history going back to the Chola kingdom. It is well-known for its temples, arts and culture and is famous with pilgrims for its Shiva temple. The word Chidambaram literally translates into ‘sky infused’ with reference to wisdom and intelligence. Chidambaram is also known as ‘Thillai’ and is located in the Coleroon River valley located on the main Thanjavur-Madras road. Thillai could have been derived from the presence of the ancient Thi...

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  • Chettinad House Interiors

    The Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu in the Sivagangai and Pudukottai districts is home to about 75 settlements comprising 2 small towns and 73 villages. They are famous for many things – especially their cuisine and their huge sprawling mansions. Most of them were built in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries when the Nagarathar Chettiars were still having it good in their business ventures. The Chettiars belong to a lineage of wealthy traders and financiers who roamed and settled in parts of South-east Asia in quest of their business interests. They were at the peak of their ec...

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