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A Chettiar legacy - Heritage Mansion in Chettinad

Room in heritage hotel
hosted by Vineeth
  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 private bath
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Visalam is a heritage Chettiar mansion in the lovely precincts of Kanadukathan village of Tamil Nadu. Here, you’ll go back in time and get a taste of the rich and vibrant lifestyle of the Chettiars, members of the erstwhile mercantile community. The palatial mansion features Chettinad’s 19th century art-deco interiors and you’ll be treated to its renowned fiery cuisine, colourful culture and rare facets. When you visit the town, you’ll be overwhelmed by its appetite for art, design and cuisine.

The space
Visalam was gifted by a merchant, Ramnathan Chettiar to his daughter Vishalakshi. On becoming a CGH Earth property, Visalam was meticulously restored while preserving its spaces and soul. Every little detail of the past lives on. Ornate doorways, marble platforms, woodworked ceilings and Athangudi-tiled floors. The rooms are large with high ceilings, gleaming floors and polished windows. The furniture is period in style, flawlessly crafted and made from the finest Burma teak. The floors and walls are inlaid with the famous Aathangudy tiles that are handmade even to this very day. In all, you will find yourself transported to a time and place with an earthiness that lends an old-world charm to the experience.

What this place offers

Wifi
Pool
Air conditioning
Hair dryer
Breakfast
Long term stays allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

Where you’ll be

Kanadukathan, Tamil Nadu, India

- Visit the village temples
- Drop in at a local artisan (Handloom Weaver and Tile Maker)
- Check out the travelling market
- Walk up to the farmers’ market
- Take home souvenirs from the antique shops

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Hosted by Vineeth

Joined in September 2016
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Hi. I’m Vineeth and I will be your host. My two passions are food and travel. I’m a self-confessed foodie and I love Kerala cuisine. After all, who doesn’t love the food from their home town? So, when you dine with us, you can be sure that you will be served only authentic food, prepared with fresh, local produce, and made with love.

My other love is travel. I guess that explains why I’ve worked for one of Kerala’s leading eco-hospitality houses – CGH Earth. I’ve made sure that my conscience is as clear as the environment. And that the rich heritage of my land gets the respect it deserves.

I can honestly say that you will not find a better guide or friend in your Kerala adventure. I may be uncompromising when it comes to conservation, but I will go out of my way to make sure you feel at home. Let me know what you imagined this holiday to be like, and I will help you live your dream.

See you soon.
Hi. I’m Vineeth and I will be your host. My two passions are food and travel. I’m a self-confessed foodie and I love Kerala cuisine. After all, who doesn’t love the food from their…

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