Located in the Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu, Chettinad Showcases the rich heritage, striking art and grand architecture of the state. Apart from being known as a temple town, the Chettinad Cuisine is the most renowned in the repertoire of Tamil Nadu. The word "Chetti" is a Sanskrit term meaning wealth. It is derived from the original traders of the region who dealt in salt and spices for marbles and other decorative items used in the construction of their properties. It has an elaborately vibrant culture and an over the top extortionate township comprising of ridiculously opulent mansions, palatial homes, magnificent temples and fascinating museums.
Chettinad comprises mainly a town known as Karaikudi and a cluster of 96 surrounding villages. The city has, perhaps, the most elaborate and rich culture and some truly fascinating traditions. The place is very much in India, but it dances to its tunes. There are temples, palaces, museums, fantastic food and everything else you will wish for in a vacation. This place will still stay in your memory for its incredible history and the truly memorable experience.
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