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Address: Sivaganga District, Kanadukathan, India

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a trip to a lost time

walking around this town is memorable. you are taken back to a time when this was clearly a center of great wealth and now is just frozen and in a bit of decay. make the effort... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

walking around this town is memorable. you are taken back to a time when this was clearly a center of great wealth and now is just frozen and in a bit of decay. make the effort to arrange to visit a house or two (sometimes just knocking can do the trick).

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Devon, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Short drive from Karaikudi, this little village has a huge Chettinad mansion and other interesting buildings. It's really quiet and we enjoyed walking around it for an hour or two. There is a Hindu temple with a man-made lake, the main mansion which you can walk around, and lovely bougainvillea flowers to add colour to the dusty streets. A really... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

This place several chettiar mansions. Chettiar families were rich with business acumen and had built great palaces. Unfortunately the famous Raja Muttaiah Chettiar palace was closed. But we saw another mansion with 50 plus rooms, c court Yard, a huge kitchen, and office space. Architecture is great with artistic decoration, wood work, colourful Belgium glass etc. Reminds the rich lifestyle... More 

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Kollam, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

Must see place.. You can travel through history and time.. through the life of Chettinadu.. Through Chettiyar Families... Most of them are vacant.. it will hunt your memories

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Hyderabad, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

We drove a long way for about three hours but were told they have stopped allowing visitors inside anymore. So we had to make do with view from the outside.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2015

It's a nice old buildings.the buildings are not mantain well however God to pictore of. As well around

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2015

It is a unique occasion to have access to palaces belonging to rich Chettiar families. Just the glimpse of the splendors of other times !

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Thank Martina B
Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

Amazing architecture, amazing old palaces. Interesting history. Very interesting area. Should see before they are gone forever.

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Uzes, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

Well worth seeing inside this mansion. The merchants who built these houses imported materials from Europe and must have lived an opulent lifestyle. The building is still most impressive and an insight into the past.

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chapel hill, north carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2013

my advice is don't! Room was filthy, water was turned off, had to charge down to reception so someone could turn it on. Loose wiring, possibly live wires. Bars on windows, door was difficult to open. Had a huge fear that the place would catch on fire and we couldn't get out! Dinner was actually good as well as breakfast,... More 

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