Relive the glorious past, rediscover stories, admire ancient architectural splendor and more at The Chettinad Mansion.
Seated merely 80 km away from two lively tourist destinations- Tanjore and Madurai- in a quaint village named Kanadukathan, Chettinad Mansion is a fascinating mix of the ancient and the modern.
Built over a period of 10 years (1902-1912) this heritage palace is steeped in the rich history of the Chettiars, the inhabitants of Chettinad. Often refered to as ‘Nagarathars', meaning 'people living in towns'; this small unassuming yet enterprising community is considered the pioneer of modern banking inIndia. The Chettiars have left their indelible mark on fields as diverse as salt trading in the early centuries, to films and cuisine in recent years.
The sprawling ChettinadMansionstands testimony to the wealth and cultural mooring of the Chettiars. Guests are welcomed with sights of dramatic high ceilings, opulent halls, majestic pillars and beautiful balconies. Time stands still in artistically fitted original Burmese teak, European tiles and steel. Guests can also experience the sumptuous local cuisine crafted by Chettinad chefs.
All the 12 rooms are air-conditioned and come attached with private wash and dressing rooms as well as a semi private balcony. The rooms have been tastefully furnished with unique art objects and paintings that promise to recreate the magic of a bygone era. Stay at the Chettinad Mansion and experience the classical elegance of Chettinad hospitality and recapture the historic charm of an opulent era.