The Nagarathar’s Chettinadu - Karaikudi

01st Aug to 04th Aug 2019


The Nagarathar’s Chettinadu - Karaikudi

Chettinadu is an arid land and yet the aridness is in sharp contrast to the luxurious lifestyles of the Chettiars or The  Nagarathars (‘sophisticated townspeople’; literate, cultured, well-travelled and philanthropic). Palatial houses with carved, stone and teak pillars, stained glass windows, sprawling open courtyards and verandas, Ravi Varma oleographs and lacquer ware from Burma contrast some of the region's most ancient cave temples and earliest images of Ganesha, the god we all love. 

The elite trading and banking community transformed the barren land of Sivagangai District into a web of imposing mansions, strong traditions and a unique cuisine. The region derives its name from the community that chose to make it their homeland. Though most of them have stepped out beyond their native land, the place still reflects the glory, the traditions and opulence of a  bygone era. 

Welcome to Chettinadu : Encounter history at the Tirumeyyam fort, experience the coconut throwing ritual at Ariyakudi, witness how the world famous Athangudi Tiles are made, learn how to whip up some of the delectable Chettinadu specialties, enjoy the influence of various countries in the art, decor and architecture of the mansions, hunt for antiques and  taste the exquisite cuisine.

Date: August 1st to 4th 2019

Registration: Before 10th June 2019

Package cost per person:

  • INR 24,300 on twin sharing basis
  • INR 29,800 on a single occupancy basis


  • Train Travel by Two Tier or Three Tier AC coach on train. Incase your registration does not meet the deadline or seats are full, we shall provide an option of tatkal ticket(at additional cost) or alternate mode of transport
  • Road travel on AC coach
  • Accommodation in AC rooms accommodating up to 2 adults. Children will be accommodated depending on the age and hotel policy. In this Trip we will be staying at Chidambara Vilas, Kadiapatti -
  • Meals mentioned - 2 breakfast, 2 lunch and 3 dinners per person (Request you to specify your preference if any in advance)
  • 2 bottles of water per person will be provided on the coach every day. We request you to bring a refillable bottle in order to reduce the usage of plastic waste.
  • Regular entry tickets where required will be provided
  • Darshan at temples will be allowed if people wish to and ONLY if time permits.
  • All applicable taxes as on date

Non included:

  • Expenses of Personal nature
  • Room Service
  • Any other attraction/temple not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Day 1 
  • 1830 - Meet at Egmore Station
  • 1915 - Leave from Chennai Egmore station – Rameswaram Express
  • Day 2 
  • 0428 - Reach Chettinadu station and leave for hotel
  • 0830 - Breakfast at hotel
  • 1000 - Leave for Tirumeyyam Fort and temple
  • 1230 - Cookery class at Chidambara Vilas
  • 1300 - Lunch at Chidambara Vilas
  • 1530 - Leave to Athangudi tile factory and house
  • 1700 - Pillaiyarpatti clan temple and Chettiar Chathram
  • 2030 - Dinner at Chidambara Vilas
  • Day 3 
  • 0600 - Leave to Thirukkolakkudi 
  • 0800 - Breakfast at Chidambara Vilas
  • 0930 - Leave to Ariyakudi
  • 1200 - Leave for  Karaikudi Muneeswaran Koil Street/Chettinadu Saree Weaving/ Snack making
  • 1330 - Tour of Koviloor mutt, Chettiar Museum and Lunch
  • 1445 - Leave to Chidambara Vilas for tea and relax and enjoy a refreshing dip in the lovely pool
  • 2000 - Check out and Leave for Karaikudi
  • 2045 - Dinner at the Bangla, Karaikudi
  • 2245 - Leave for Karaikudi  Station
  • 2328 - Leave to Chennai – RMM Chennai Express
  • Day 4
  • 0705 - Arrive in Madras
  • Bye until the next tour
  • Sridharan Lakshmanan; ; +919282119040
  • Raji Kumar; ; +919840471127
  • Address : 23, Thanikachalam Road, T. Nagar, Chennai – 600 017

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  • ICICI BANK LTD, NO.1, Cenetoph Road, Teynampet, Chennai - 600018
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  • BANK OF BARODA:, S.I.E.T College Avenue Branch, Chennai 600018
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  • STATE BANK OF INDIA, NO.13(6), Plot No.3, Thanikachalam Road, T. Nagar, Chennai- 600 017.
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