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Visalam, Chettinad


Visalam, Chettinad, India

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 rooms are a wonderful mix of Art Deco, South Indian and colonial styles.

There are plenty of excursions around the historic town with its beautiful mansions, colorful temples and artisans’ workshops.

Our rating: First Class

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    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

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      The Bangala


      A lovingly restored Heritage Hotel, perfect for exploring the small town of Karaikkudi.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

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      Chettinad Mansions Tour

      Chettinad Mansions Tour

      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.

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