GREAT FOR

    History buffs and foodies will love this place! The streets of the Chettinad region are dotted with archaic heritage mansions while the cuisines that’s stirred up from the kitchen is pure gastronomic delight! Perfect for all kinds of travelers who like either of the two or for those who’re looking for a getaway from Chennai or Bangalore.

What we love

  • This is an authentic sprawling heritage Chettinad mansion that goes back almost a 100 years! From being a two bedroom guesthouse to becoming a club that’s hosted Governors and other dignitaries to now a fabulous boutique hotel that allows discerning travelers to experience the rich heritage and culture of Chettinad.
  • If the Chettinad region is the heart of Tamil Nadu, Chettinad cuisine is it’s heart beat! Meals are an elaborate gastronomic affair here spanning over several courses, similar to a traditional Chettinad wedding lunch. Brace yourself to sample the spiciest cuisine of India full of flavour and aroma prepared in traditional style! For those who wear the hat of a chef every now and then, there’s a lovely cooking demonstration that takes place in the garden. Hone your cooking skills and take back a little bit of Chettinad with you when you leave.
  • The spacious and comfortable bedrooms decorated in traditional interiors come with antique furniture, hand-crafted Athangudi tiled flooring and interesting relics of the past. The perfect place for a restful sleep while you’re in Chettinad.

What to know

  • The bungalow has a newly built swimming pool in the garden area! Take a dip in it after a stroll through village or spend hours getting pampered at the spa!
  • The library at the bungalow is like lost treasure found for those who have a penchant for all things heritage.
  • Get ready for some serious pampering and attentive hospitality. The staff go out of their way to ensure you’re comfortable and help with anything that you require. The warmth and love that’s extended by them will make you feel like they’re a part of your family. Really!
  • While lunch is a traditional sit down meal, dinners are usually a fusion of European and local fare.
  • Wifi while not available in the bedroom is available at all the common areas should you need to check quick work mails or get in touch with your loved ones.

Bedroom

  • Airconditioning
  • Balcony/ sit out area
  • Hot water
  • Complimentary water
  • Room Service
  • Internet

Connectivity

  • Wifi
  • Local phone
  • Car rental facility
  • Credit card accepted

Spaces

  • Living and lounge area
  • Dining Area
  • Lawns/ gardens

Entertainment

  • Television
  • Swimming Pool
  • Massage & spa

Accessibility

  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair access
  • Child friendly
  • Parking
  • Suitable for events
  • Pets allowed

Housekeeping

  • Washing machine/ Dryer
  • Ironing facilities
  • Towels/ toiletries
  • Laundry

Food

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Chef can prepare whatever you want!

Staff

  • Manager
  • Housekeeper
  • Chef/ cook
  • Security personnel

Safety

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Doctor on call
  • Power back up
Below rates are indicative. Send booking request for lowest rates Show rates in Indian Rupee
Room Type Currency 1 March to 31
March '17
1 April to 31
October '17
1 November to 31
March '18
Double Room INR 8,600 5,900 7,552

Rate Includes

  • ​Tariff on double occupancy basis
  • GST

Additional Details

Extra Bed Charges:

  • An extra bed can be provided at a charge of INR 2200/ INR 2500 per person per night inclusive of breakfast. Taxes of 12% will be applicable on these rates.

Meals at the Mansion:

  • Breakfast at INR 400 per person plus taxes of 12%
  • Lunch at INR 800/ INR 900 per person plus taxes of 12%
  • Dinner at INR 800/ INR 900 per person plus taxes of 12%

Cancellation Policy:

  • For cancellations made more than 3 days prior to the date of arrival, 90% will be refunded
  • For cancellations made within 24 to 72 hours prior to the date of arrival, 50% will be refunded
  • For cancellations made within 24 hours prior to the date of arrival, no refund will be provided

Check in and Check out time: 12 Noon

Awesome Things to do nearby

1

Grandeur of Chettinad Mansions

​The Chettiars, a wealthy mercantile community of Tamil Nadu, were once astute traders who lived in a seaside village called Poompukar. The men would sail on country boats to far away lands trading salt, rice and gems.

During one such trip, when they came back, their settlement was destroyed due to a tsunami. That’s when they decided to move as far away from the sea as possible, into the inner land-locked areas of Tamil Nadu across 75 villages which is now known as the Chettinad region.

Their fear of storms and floods forced them to create strong street drainage systems and natukottai of fort like mansions that were raised well above the ground. The profits from trade and business from overseas ensured mansions were grand, showcasing the prosperity levels of the family, with marble from Italy, chandeliers and glass from Belgium, crockery from Indonesia, pillar from England and teak furniture from Burma, while the main mansion was gigantic to house many families together.

Walk down these memory lanes where enthusiastic local guides will take you inside well maintained mansions and palaces while you pass by others that are freckled with negligence and the passage of time.

Chettinad Mansion, Tamil Nadu, India
Chettinad Mansion, Tamil Nadu, India
Chettinad Palace, Tamil Nadu, India
Chettinad Palace, Tamil Nadu, India
Chettinad Mansion, Tamil Nadu, India
Chettinad Mansion, Tamil Nadu, India
2

Athenagudi Tile Making

​Make a trip down to the small village of Athangudi where you can watch some of the most beautiful tiles being created. The tiles are hand-crafted by skilled artisans who have been doing this for years on and the skill has been passed down from father to son. The tiles have interesting geometric and paisley patterns that are created using a mould or sometimes done freehand along with the local soil. The colours used reflect a time and age of a bygone era taking you one step closer to the rich cultural past of the Chettinad region.

When you walk down the old Chettinad mansions, you’ll see many of these tiles in a variety of designs on the floors of palaces and other noble homes. If you’re setting up a new home, this is a great place to buy tiles and take them back home!

Athangudi tiles, Chettinad, Tamil Nadu
Athangudi tiles, Chettinad, Tamil Nadu
Tile making in Athangudi, Chettinad, Tamil Nadu
Tile making in Athangudi, Chettinad, Tamil Nadu