The Traditional Utensils of Chettinad

The cuisine of Chettinad has established itself as a worthy opponent to be reckoned with among the various other dishes of India. The old rustic charm of the Chettinad region and its multitude of palatial mansions are not the only reasons why the rich Chettiars of the state of Tamil Nadu became so famous; their… Read more »

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The Antique Shops of Chettinad

The town of Karaikudi is located in the hinterland of Tamil Nadu and is a three-hour ride from either Madurai or Trichy where the nearest airports are located. This town along with its surrounding dwellings makes up the Chettinad region. The Chettiars are a trading community that was initially located along the eastern port city… Read more »

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Paavakka Maanga Kulambu Recipe

The cuisines found in the vast country India are dependent on the culture and religion of each region. The cuisines are also dependent on the unique locally available cooking ingredients. Take the southern part of India for example, you are bound to find coconuts added in most of their dishes as these can be found… Read more »

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The Temples of Karaikudi

Karaikudi is a quaint heritage town in the Chettinad area of the Sivaganga district of the state of Tamil Nadu in India. It is famous for its magnificent limestone mansions and derives its name from the thorny ‘karai’ plant that grows there; it was established in the nineteenth century and the oldest structure existing there… Read more »

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The Gods of Chettinad

If one were to describe Tamil Nadu, a state in southern India, it would be aptly called the land of endless number of awe-inspiring temples with such amazing history attached to each one of them. Even as the numbers of Gods in Hindu mythology are numerous, so are the numbers of temples dedicated to them.… Read more »

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The Chettinad Climate

Chettinad is a region in the heart of Tamil Nadu inhabited by about 11,000 Chettiars, spread out over two sleepy towns and 73 villages. The population was much higher in the earlier century, but due to migration to Chennai as well as other regions of south-east Asia, the population has come down. Chettinad is famous… Read more »

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Delicious Sura Puttu!

The traditional dishes of Chettinad leave an indelible mark on the mind which cannot be overcome by any other cuisine in India. The secret lies in the spices being used; they are always freshly roasted and ground for each dish making them so aromatic and tasty! Chettinad is a small town about 85 km from… Read more »

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Chettinad cuisine – Kara Kuzhambu

The Chettinad way of life revolves around really spicy and fragrant foods that arouse the senses like no other cuisine can! This quaint little town is located about 85km away from the temple city of Madurai in Tamil Nadu. It’s easily accessible by both road and rail while the nearest airports are in Madurai and… Read more »

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Kundrakudi Murugan Temple- stuff of legends!

Madurai is known as the temple town of Tamil Nadu; it’s the place to visit for those who are history and ancient culture buffs. The ancient sculptures, beautiful architecture as well as the entrancing legends that go along with the temple history are a great way of learning about civilization as well as the oldest… Read more »

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The Chettinad way of Life

Chettinad is located in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, about 85km away from the famed temple town of Madurai. A trip to this rural destination reveals the heritage mansion homes of the Chettiars who were shrewd business men that traded in almost everything ranging from common salt to gems with countries like Burma, Singapore… Read more »

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