My partner and I travel a lot in India for work and pleasure, and we were both agreed this is one of the nicest hotels we've stayed in.
With the kind of top notch service you rarely see outside the big luxury chains in a boutique-sized property - just fifteen rooms in a beautifully restored mansion - Visalam is a real rarity in India.
It's off the beaten track, in the village of Kanadukathan, which is around 80km from Trichy and 100km from Madurai. Outside the hotel, the main attraction of this town are the rows and rows of mansions built by wealthy traders and now in varying stages of decrepitude. In a characteristically nice touch, the hotel can lend you bicycles to go and explore the town - recommended.
We stayed one night but could easily have spent another day or two relaxing by their beautiful pool. All told, our bill for one night's stay and dinner came in at around INR 9200.
- Also Known As:
- Visalam Hotel Kanadukathan
- Visalam Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Visalam ( A CGH Earth Experience) is where you would want to go to experience a unique Tamil culture. Located in Kanadukathan village in chettinad, Visalam has many a stories to tell of the heritage, culture, food and people of this interesting tamil community, the chettiars. Stay at Visalam for that journey back in time and for that warm tamil hospitality. ... more less
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