Visalam is a beautiful heritage Chettinad Mansion in Karaikkudi. It has 15 heritage rooms and reflects the grandeur of the Chettiar lifestyle but with modern conveniences including a swimming pool.
The Bangala, Chettinad, India
Situated on the outskirts of Karaikkudi, the main town of Chettinad, The Bangala is designated a Heritage Hotel. The 24 fan-cooled, airy rooms are comfortably furnished with traditional pieces and old photographs, with the communal rooms full of character. Taken good care of by the host, surrounded by a small, colorful garden and pool, it is the perfect place from which to explore the small town and nearby villages.
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The Chettinad region is fascinating - legend has it that the Chettiars were pivotal in the Chola Empire, dominating coastal business as gem dealers, salt merchants and chandlers.