The Bangala is an elegant Chettinad Bungalow close to the temple tank in Karaikudi. The style, furniture, curios, attire worn by the staff and the ambience
are all in traditional Chettinad style. The Bangala is surrounded by lush green trees and plants which are soothing to the eye. The rooms are huge and are done up in traditional Chettinad theme. There is no TV or Telephone though. There is a pool and a lovely garden, both ideal just to laze around.
Of the many things I like about the Bangala, the food stands out. They serve both continental and Chettinad. We tried chettinad cuisine and it was amazing. There is no printed menu and one has to order a full course meal which consists of multiple dishes which one can mix and match as is done with most Indian food.
There is a small library covering the history and heritage of Chettinad. The staff are kind and attentive and they guide you to near by places of interest.
The entire facility is spic and span and well managed.
The Bangala in Karaikudi is a worthy hotel that will leave you with lovely Chettinad flavored memories
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bangala is a heritage hotel in Karaikudi, the heart of Chettinad. Now in its 12th year, it is renowned for its local cuisine and warm hospitality. All rooms are air conditioned and with attached bathrooms. Amenities include a swimming pool, gym, massage center , library, cycling, etc. Chettinad is a small area accessible from Madurai, Trichy, Tanjore and Rameswaram. It is the homeland of a Nattukottai Chettiar community, a community that made huge fortunes in south east Asia during colonial rule. These fortunes were used to build amazing mansions over the past 200 years, that evolved in style and scale, and needs to be seen to be appreciated. It is a little known destination but should not be missed. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Bangala Hotel Karaikudi
- Bangala Hotel Karaikudi