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Chettinad - Overview

Karaikudi overview

Chettinad is situated 85km from the famous temple town of Madurai. A trip to this rural tourism destination reveals entrancing glimpses of the Chettiar’s distinctive way of life… A travel must see, a heritage must - do!

The visitor experience includes a tour of majestic mansions and ancient temples, visit to artisan workshops of a myriad crafts – wood carving, Athankudi tiles, kandangi sarees, kottan baskets, gold jewellery, antique shops and of course chettinad’s spicy cuisine. The interactive cultural and heritage experience is spread across a cluster of 10 village hamlets in proximity to one another.

The village community has a direct stake in this rural tourism initiative and your visit which will be facilitated by the community will contribute in strengthening tourism as a source of livelihood.

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Name: Karaikudi

Address of the site: 112, P.Rm.P. Street, Pallathur – 630 107

HQ and District: Karaikudi/ Sivaganga

State: Tamilnadu

Direction from District and State Head quarters: Chennai via Trichy

Distance in Km from District and State Head quarters: 56 Km from Sivaganga and 480 Km from Chennai

Best Season:October - March