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Massive palacce

Kanadukathan is around 10 kms from Athangudi via Soorakudi. We saw the Chettiyar palace from... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
Karthik R
Chennai (Madras), India
Relive the Richness and History of the Chettiars

This Chettinad village is an unique and once in a lifetime experience. Most of the mansions or... read more

Reviewed December 7, 2017
Banting, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Chettinad region is well known for its 19th-century mansions, whose wide courtyards and spacious rooms are embellished with marble and teak. Construction materials, decorative items and furnishings were mostly imported from East Asian countries and Europe. The marble was brought from Italy, chandeliers and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

Kanadukathan is around 10 kms from Athangudi via Soorakudi. We saw the Chettiyar palace from outside - the grand White palace with big towers and walls around. We spent around 10-15 minutes to see this palace from outside and left. This palace was constructed by...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Karthik R
Reviewed June 15, 2018

I visited this place in April 2018 ,Excellent architecture, the streets are straight and well laid, the place is so calm and damn beautiful.Good chettinad hotel is there in walkable distance in the same street. Food was good there. Good things: 1.Architecture 2.Calm locality 3.Postcard...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank divak21
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Visited the palace on a visit to karaikudi. Utterly disappointed that the person did not allow us to enter saying the entry is closed to normal people since 2011. We can see people inside and when we enquired the person's were not answering properly and...More

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank chitharanjanl
Reviewed May 3, 2018

What beautiful houses....they go from one street to the other....humongous and yet very pretty. Chettinad, rich in cultural heritage, art and architecture, is well known for its houses that are embellished with marble and Burma teak. The houses have wide inner courtyards and spacious rooms....More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed April 13, 2018

Marvellouse looking style of mansion. Burma wood used to built. Titles also look great . Too old mansion.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed December 7, 2017

This Chettinad village is an unique and once in a lifetime experience. Most of the mansions or "palaces" here were built with the fortunes made by the enterprising 'chettiars' who ventured to other lands to trade. Most of the mansions, mostly abandoned now, still retain...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed November 20, 2017 via mobile

We were taken on a guided tour of this mansion by Ramu from the Visalam Boutique Hotel. It was amazing to see the incredible decor and the beautiful floor tiles, which were made locally. We were fortunate to also visit the place where these tiles...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank BarbSuz
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

This house is now more famous for film shoots and is called Athangudi glass palace (because of rows and rows of Mirrors from Belgium) in the central hall..imposing entrance with ornate hood, this grand house is on main road in old Athangudi..near Karaikudi in Chettinad...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank DrValliappan
Reviewed March 14, 2017

The Chettinad area is something to experience. If you just go for what the eye has to offer, you may not catch the true essence of what the Chettinad has to offer. Once it used to be a group of over 90 thriving villages whose...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Katarina I
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