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Chettinad Architecture Tour

This package you will explore the chettinad houses which are built on a rectangular traversal plot that stretches across two streets, with the front door opening in to the first street and the back in to the second. looking in from the main threshold, your eye travels up a straight line across a series of inner courtyards, each a diminishing rectangle of light, leading out of the back door.

Drumatic in scale and ornate in design the mansions are a treasure trove offering visitors an insight to the multifarious elements of chettiar life style: intricate wood carvings on doorways and furniture; Athankudi floor tiles, silk - smooth chettinad egg blastar work, household bric. a bric in glass and procelain, emamal,a massive successive doorways and pillars stretching to infinity.....