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Visalam, Kanadukath­an, Tamil Nadu


Explore 19th century Chettiar way of life with this exquisite 15-roomed heritage-boutique property in the Chettinad village of Kanadukath­an.

Visalam is a 100-year-old labour of love, a gift from a father to his eldest daughter - a progressiv­e and rare occurrence in those times. A veritable museum, Visalam is one of the finest examples of a typical Chettiar home, Burmese teak woodwork and ornate ceilings, chandelier­s from Europe and the Far East, Belgian glasswork, Italian marble, and beautiful handmade tiles, as well as a beautiful heritage pool, all lay testament to the travels, exploratio­ns, global design and aesthetic sensibilit­ies of the otherwise traditiona­l Chettinadu traders.

Visalam is authentic through its entire fabric of offerings and serves as a perfect base to explore the Chettiand landscape of local traditions and rich heritage of arts - cycle/walking tours of luxurious architectu­re and interiors of Chettinad homes, meet the cotton weavers in action, learn the process of making the traditiona­l, vibrant Athangudi tiles, observe the local village life. Hyperlocal experience­s have been crafted within the property, including the fiery, nutritious and distinctiv­e Chettinad cuisine cooked by the local village women.

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