In Photos: Houses of Chettinad

You must have seen this beautiful palace in some of the south Indian movies mostly in Tamil movies. The Famous Chettinad Palace, this palace belongs to Chettinad Cement fame Ramaswamy family, Since its a private property it’s not open for visitors, You can get special permissions if you really like to see what it looks like inside. This Palace is actually two different houses, the other entrance which you can see is a different house which I visited. Also Read: Chettinad Mansions and Conversations Main entrance of the Palace Most of the Chettinad houses follow the same architecture inside, A big Varahandas where direct sunlight …

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Chettinad Mansions and Conversations

I took a bite of that Idli from my plate dipped in three different kinds of chutney that were served along and it was love at first bite. Just a few hours before I was wondering whether I will be able to manage in this village, But when the local bus started from Karaikudi  I sat there admiring the misty landscapes, rustic mansions and the paddy fields from my bus window listening to Tamil songs playing on the bus Radio enjoying my ride with the locals. There is a direct bus to Karaikudi from Bangalore, the hotel you’re staying in can arrange transport from Karaikudi or you can take a local bus. As I admire this magnificent mansion in awe the local who came along to show me around explains about each portion and the way the house was traditionally used during family functions and marriages. With a minimum of …

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