GREAT FOR

    The mansion is a great place for those who wish to take a look at the glorious past of the Chettinad region in India. People with a penchant for the heritage, foodies and those searching for an interesting getaway from the city, will love this place!

What we love

  • The Chettiars were a group of wealthy money lenders and businessmen who traded across the seas into the countries of Malaysia, Burma, Singapore, Ceylon and parts of Europe. Profits from the business were ploughed back home to create ostentatious palatial mansions, perfectly in sync with Vastu Shastra, a traditional Hindu system of architecture. This stunning mansion, that’s almost a kingdom in itself, is one of the many that dot the streets of Chettinad. With floor marble from Italy, crystal chandeliers from Belgium, tiles from Japan and teak from Burma, this mansion will astound you with its monumental size and grandiose.
  • The mansion would have been home to fluttering birds and playful monkeys had it not been for 2 French architects who took over and painstakingly restored it over 6 years! The duo, despite being from a different country, learnt the local language, battled the struggles of finding the perfect high quality material to restore different parts of the mansion, dealt with more than a 100 workers and got work done, stayed without electricity and an operative kitchen for months on, powering their way through the restoration process with crazy gusto, passion and high levels of energy!
  • Today, the mansion has opened its doors, really heavy ones at that, to discerning travelers seeking an authentic heritage experience in India as well as those who find their way here in search of the world famous, full of flavour, Chettinad cuisine!

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 cuisine with a dash of healthiness. Try the authentic Chettinad meal, served on a banana leaf or the Mediterranean fare from the South of France.
  • Each space in the mansion has significance and has been built for a specific purpose. Take a detailed tour around to understand the history and relevance of these areas.
  • Through the day, explore the mystical town of Chettinad, browse through the local antique markets, watch how traditional Athangudi tiles are made or learn a dish or two from the spicy Chettinad cuisine during the cooking demonstrations held at the mansions. This experience is bound to be one that’s very different.
  • After a day in the town, get a pampering body or foot massage at the mansion.
  • The hospitality and the warmth extended by the owners and staff will astound you. We’re sure at the end of the stay, you’ll have friends in this remote part of India and the bond will make you want to keep coming back, to relish a cup of freshly brewed coffee over age old stories.

Bedroom

  • Airconditioning
  • Balcony/ sit out area
  • Television
  • In-room safe
  • Hot water
  • Complimentary water
  • Internet

Connectivity

  • Wifi
  • Car rental facility
  • Credit card accepted

Spaces

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

Entertainment

  • Swimming Pool
  • Massage & spa

Accessibility

  • 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

  • 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 15 January to 31
March '19
1 April to 15
July '19
16 July to 31
August '19
1 September to 30
September '19
1 October to 31
October '19
Heritage Room INR 6,500 5,500 6,500 5,500 6,500
Master's Chamber INR 7,499 6,500 7,499 6,500 7,499

Rate Includes

  • Accommodation on double occupancy basis

Additional Details

Taxes:

  • GST will be applicable on the above mentioned rates

Extra Bed Charges:

  • An extra bed can be provided for children between 5 to 12 years of age at INR 750 per child per night and for people over 12 years of age, at INR 1500 per child per night
  • No charges will apply for children below 5 years of age
  • A maximum of 1 adult or 2 children (between 5 to 12 years of age) can be accommodated in the room

Meals:

  • Regular breakfast: INR 300 per person plus taxes
  • Chettinad Breakfast: INR 400 per person plus taxes
  • Traditional Veg Lunch on Banana Leaf: INR 650 per person plus taxes
  • Non-Veg 3 Course Dinner: INR 850 per person plus taxes

Cancellation Policy for individuals (1 to 3 rooms)

  • For cancellations made more than 31 days prior to the date of arrival, 100% will be refunded
  • For cancellations made between 15 to 30 days prior to arrival, 50% will be refunded
  • For cancellations made within 14 days prior to the date of arrival, no refund will be provided

Minimum Stay:

  • During the peak season from 20th December to 28th February, there’ll be a minimum stay of 2 nights

Check in and Check out time: 1400 hours and 1200 hours

Awesome Things to do nearby

1

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
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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