Palatial Chettinad Mansion Chettinad, Tamil Nadu
A palatial mansion from the 1900s that's been beautifully restored and opened its doors to discerning travelers interested in the quaint town of Chettinad
The entrance to the perfectly restored Chettiar mansion from the early 20th century whose grandiose and monumental size will astound you!
This is the front verandah at the entrance that was used back in the day by the men in the family for business purposes.
In the past, houses were built around a central East/ West central courtyard to provide for shade and light as well as a cool space - a neccessity given the hot and dry climate of the region
The magnificent hall with Italian marble floors, European glass, tiles from Japan and teak from Burma, was used in the past for family ceremonies and milestone events
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.
Intricate crystal chandeliers from Belgium hang from the ceilings of large spaces within the mansion
The heritage rooms come with contemporary teak wood furniture and ensuite bathrooms providing for a comfortable stay in the mansion
The spacious chamber rooms are furnished with teak wood furniture and come with beautiful art and antiques
Another courtyard within the mansion
Peep into the boutique shop and pick up a little something for your home. You never know how old it could be or where its really from!
The coconut garden with hammocks is the perfect place for an afternoon siesta or for when you just want some time along to unwind