During our tour of Tamil Nadu, we stayed here for one night. The former men's club has been turned into a lovely, gracious, unique hotel. The furnishings and decorating were tasteful and sophisticated as were the rooms. The pool area looked beautiful and comfortable although we didn't have a chance to sample the water. We wandered down to dinner somewhat skeptical about the reputedly great food but the meal more than lived up to its reputation. Madame Meenakshi, a great lady, was on hand to supervise and everything was perfect. Our only regret is that we stayed one night and would have enjoyed staying longer if nothing else just to enjoy the wonderful food. We also very much enjoyed our tour of the Chettinad houses with Anna who opened our eyes to these interesting people.
- 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