Chettinad

Welcome to Chettinad Region

The Chettinad region lies in the Sivaganga region in Tamil Nadu. This region consists of 75 villages that are predominately resided by the Nattukottai Chettiar community. The place is famous for its palatial mansions, temples, and of course, the world-famous Chettinad cuisine. The place is marked by traditional mansions that are either crumbling down or are kept under lock and key. With most of the residents here involved in banking and business today, the place is a must-visit for tourists for some unique travel experiences who love to explore ancient temples, and have interest in traditional art and architecture.

Embark on the best tour package of Tamil Nadu in this land of ancient temples.

Best Places To Visit

Chettinad Palace

This piece of majestic architectural landmark is located right in the centre of the town. Built in 1912, the palace has been adorned with decorative and superfluities from across the world. Since it was made in the early twentieth century the structure and the architecture is heavily influenced by European style. The palace was the brain child of Dr. Annamalai Chettiyar, the man who founded Indian Bank and Annamalai University. The tour of the place is one of the best activities to undertake here.

Pillayarpatti Rock Temple

The temple is located in Pillayarpatti and is dedicated to Lord Ganesha, the Elephant God. This rock-cut temple is a living example of Pandyan architecture. What is awesome about the place is the detailed work of art, beautifully decorated shrines and the enchanting backdrop.

Athmanathaswamy Temple

Built in the 10th century, the temple has been built in reverence of Lord Shiva. The best thing about the place is the elaborate use of mural paintings from the 17th and the 19th century. These paintings depict the life incidents of Saint Manickavasagar.

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