• Chettinad Spices and Chettinad Masala

    Chettinad is the land of the Nattukottai Chettiars, an affluent community that made their fortune through trading, business and banking. Chettinad has emerged as one of the most diverse tourist destinations in Tamil Nadu renowned for its local cuisine, temples and grand architecture. Of the many aspects that attract tourists to Chettinad, the role of cuisine of Chettinad is really prominent. Chettinad items can often be found in restaurants that offer South Indian food. Though they may not offer the unique taste and aroma of the food prepared in Chettinad, they still offer something for eve...

  • Distinctive Features of Chettinad Houses

    One of the most striking aspects of Chettinad is its exceptionally gigantic, architecturally brilliant and intricately crafted houses that amuse the visitors. Unlike traditional houses in Tamil Nadu, the mansions here are unique, rare and endemic only to this particular region of Tamil Nadu and the community of Chettiars. What makes the houses Chettinad a rare object of beauty is a myriad of features that are obviously tethered to all the houses that can be seen in Chettinad. The architecture of the Chettiar houses is perhaps the most stunning and awe-inspiring of all. The houses of the Chett...

  • Festivals of Chettinad

    Chettinad may not be the opulent region it once used to be, but it still has garbs aplenty to make every visitor want to come back over and over again. Chettinad is the land of merchants, traders and moneylenders who made their fortune through banking and business. A wide plethora of things interests travellers in Chettinad from its gigantic mansions, art and crafts, clan temples and savory cuisine. Chettinad also has a culture that is unlike anything else you might see elsewhere in Tamil Nadu. Though it is evident that the culture of Chettinad is reminiscent of Tamil Nadu’s, there is much ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...