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Chettinadu Mansion

Chettinadu Mansion is the among the largest of the ageing 3000 plus Mansions spread across 72 villages and 2 towns where the Chettiars live, in the area commonly known as Chettinad. The blue prints of the Mansion were preserved and a sixth generation granddaughter has taken pains to put into shape that which is presented here. Also seen are some of the original pictures of the early descendants of the family.
Welcome to Chettinadu Mansion, to experience and learn more about the interesting History of the Chettiars and the area of Chettinad.
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  • The Bullock Cart that takes you around the village and other Mansions
  • Cookery demonstrations of the Chettinad Cuisine
  • The Antique Museum inside the Mansion
  • Cycles for rural tour
  • Audio visual on Chettinad Architecture
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  • Transfer

    Chettinadu Court is a village resort located in the village of Kanadu , just 2 hours away from the busy towns of Madurai, Trichy and Tanjore.

  • Accommodation

    The rooms in the Mansion are maintained in the same style as in the 1900s.The Heritage of the Mansion has been carefully protected and just 12 rooms are open to guests who get the privilege of privacy. The charm of the resort is that it gives you the true experience of the life in the bygone era.

  • Restaurant

    The Chettinad Cuisine consists of mostly flavoured spices, than chilly spices. A variety of rice are also used. These spices and rice were chosen by Chettiars to suite their travel plans as they travelled throughout Southeast Asia for their business purposes.
    Chettinadu Chicken, mutton kolambu, kola urundai, kuli paniyaram, vella paniyaram, kandarappam, kavanarisi etc. are some of the popular Chettinad dishes. The meals are usually served on plantain leaves. Beatle leaves, arecanut and ‘sunnambu’ are rolled together and chewed for better digestion.
    The authentic Chettinad cooks hailed from one particular village called Nedungudi. Of late their sons-in-law and descendants have also learnt the tricks of the trade.


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