GREAT FOR

    This Chettinad mansion is for those who would like to turn back several pages into the past, to re-look at the grandeur that existed within the Chettinad community a few decades ago and understand the rich history of India. It’s also a perfect getaway for those who are on food trails or looking out for gastronomic delights in India.

What we love

  • In the heartland of Tamil Nadu, rests a beautiful mansion that was a gift from a father to a daughter. In a place where traditionally, houses and mansions are built not for daughters but only sons, this was remarkable! A testament to the progressive thoughts of the flourishing Chettinad family and a steer away from restrictive societal norms.
  • It’s incredible how beautifully the mansion has been restored to preserve the rich heritage of the past, yet open its doors as a small boutique hotel to discerning travelers with a penchant for the heritage.
  • We love the art deco rooms furnished in dark wood are spacious with high ceilings and hand crafted tiles.
  • The warmth and hospitality that’s extended by the staff will make you feel like they’re a part of your family. The strong bonds that they manage to create with their love and service towards you lingers on long after you’ve checked out.

What to know

  • The word ‘Chettinad’ means a social caste that specializes in preparation of food. It’s therefore no surprise then that the people are considered to be master chefs. The kitchens of this mansion will serve up some of the most delectable and spiciest cuisine you’ve had. Prepare the taste buds and get ready for some scrumptious Chettinad chicken/ vegetable curry! Meals, we assure you, will be a highlight of your vacation. For those who wish to stir up these preparations in their own homes, you could either walk into the kitchen while the meal is being prepared or learn during the cooking demonstration that takes place every afternoon.
  • There are a host of activities that are organized by the mansion to show you a glimpse of the rich legacy of the past - walking tours, bullock cart rides, visit to the local market and a variety of excursions. We highly recommend these during your stay here.

Bedroom

  • Airconditioning
  • Balcony/ sit out area
  • Television
  • In-room safe
  • Hot water
  • Hair dryer
  • Tea coffee maker
  • Complimentary water
  • Room Service
  • Internet

Connectivity

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

Spaces

  • Living and lounge area
  • Dining Area
  • Media/ TV Room
  • Lawns/ gardens

Entertainment

  • Swimming Pool
  • Massage & spa
  • Sauna & Steam

Accessibility

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

Housekeeping

  • Ironing facilities
  • Towels/ toiletries
  • Laundry

Food

  • Bar
  • Restaurant

Staff

  • Manager
  • Housekeeper
  • Chef/ cook
  • Security personnel

Safety

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Doctor on call
  • Power back up
  • Safety locker
Below rates are indicative. Send booking request for lowest rates Show rates in Indian Rupee
Room Type Currency 11 January to 30
April '17
1 May to 30
September '17
Standard Room INR 15,000 9,000

Rate Includes

  • Room on double occupancy basis
  • Breakfast for two
  • Bicycle ride with the staff through the village to explore the rich architecture and old legacies
  • Interactive cooking demonstration to learn about the delectable Chettinad delicacies
  • Weekly market visit
  • Kollam making
  • All applicable taxes

Special rates available for stays of 2 nights and more. Please get in touch with us at team@myoki.in incase you’d like to stay here for 2 nights or more.

Additional Details

Extra Bed Charges:

  • A maximum of 1 extra person above 5 years of age can be accommodated at a charge of INR 2000 per person per night from May to Sept and INR 3300 from October to April

Additional Activities (chargeable):

  • Take a bullock cart ride through the village, old mansions and the cotton weaving center. Cost of INR 400 per person
  • Visit to Chettinadu town by car through a world of forgotten grace and a unique architectural legacy. Visit the famous Athangudi tile making village, weekly market and Iyangar temple. Cost of INR 500 per person (excluding transport).

Cancellation Policy:

  • For cancellations made between 7 to 15 days prior to the date of arrival, 50% will be refunded
  • For cancellations made within 6 days prior to the date of arrival, no refund will be provided
  • Cancellation policy will be different for groups

Mandatory New Years Eve Supplementary Charge:

  • INR 6000 will be charged on the 31st December

Check in and check out time: 1400 hours and 11 am

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
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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