Chettinad - 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.