Important tourist places to visit in Chettinad, Tamilnadu

This resource "Tourist places of interest in Chettinad" gives you all the details needed for the people who plan for a tour to Chettinad. In this resource you get to know the significance of Chettinad, the cuisine of Chettinad, the history and sightseeing places of interest in Chettinad and many more interesting facts.

Tourist places of interest in Chettinad

Chettinad is located in the Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu. It is very famous for its mouth-watering spicy dishes and also for its rich art and cultural heritage of Tamil Nadu. Each and every one should go for a Tour to Chettinad which will be a quite interesting experience due to the presence of the traditional buildings, tasty foods and many specimens of Dravidian architecture. The beautiful mansions, architectural temples and culinary delicacies makes Chettinad the best tourist spot of Tamilnadu.

History of Chettinad

Chettinad is a beautiful small town of Tamilnadu which stands popular because of the presence of the remnants of the past. It is the home for a group of people of Natukottai Chettiar community who are also known as Nagarathars. The traditional houses and buildings are the remarkable features of the town of Chettinad. The main residents of Chettinad are the Chettiars who are pioneers of banking.

Tourist Attractions in Chettinad

Tourists can come to Chettinad to enjoy the old remnants of the ancient periods which has been left in Chettinad.

Chettinad Mansions: The Chettinad Mansions are one of the important tourist attractions of Chettinad. The mansions are well-decorated with beautiful interior designs which makes it unique. Many film shootings are taken in this mansions.

Chettinad Palace: The Chettinad Palace stands as an example depicting the style of architecture of Chettinad. The palace was constructed by Alagappa Chettiar in the year 1912. The stained glass, teak, tiles, granite and iron work truly in the Chettinad Palace is a beautiful and skillful art which attracts the tourists from all over the world. We forget ourselves in the artwork of the palace. The palace is built with Spanish tiles, Italian marbles, Athangudi tiles and the pillars of Burmese teak which adds an extra beauty to this 100 year old building.


Chettinad Temples: Chettinad is alos famous for its temples which are as follows:

Vairavan Kovil Temple
• Karpaga Vinayakar temple
• Kundrakudi Murugan temple
• Kottaiyur Sivan temple

Other important attractions present in Chettinad are
Chettinad artwork
Chettinad sarees
Athangudi Tiles

Chettinad Cuisine
Chettinad is known for its mouth-watering delicacies. Chettinad food is also healthy because many foods are made with little oil. A full Chettinad meal contains cooked dhal, eggplant (brinjal) curry, sambar, kara kozhambu, MorKuzhambu, Paruppu Thuvayal, ghee and sweets like payasam and Kuzhipaniyaram. Many tourists come here to relish the spicy food of Chettinad.


How to reach Chettinad

Nearest Airport to Chettinad: Madurai Airport which is about 90 km away from Chettinad. From Madurai, daily flights are available for Chennai.

Nearest Railway Station to Chettinad: The nearest railway station is the Karaikudi Railway Station which is well-connected to Chennai and other parts of Tamilnadu.

Chettinad By Road: There are national highways (NH) 45 and 210 which connects Karaikudi by road with Madurai, Trichy, Tanjore and Chennai.

Best Time To Visit Chettinad
The best time to visit Chettinad is from October to March. Tourists are adviced not to take a tour in the Summer seasons because Chettinad is terribly hot in summers.

Hotels for accomodation in Chettinad

The Bangala,
Devakottai Road,

7/1-143,Local Fund Road
Kannadukathan, Karikudi
Sivagangi Dist
Tamil Nadu

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