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Chettinad & Beyond

Chettinad & Beyond

5 Nights | 6 Days starting on 30-Jan-2025

Chettinad is famous for its grand and ornate 19th and 20th-century mansions, which were built by members of the Nattukottai Chettiyar caste, a prosperous banking and mercantile community. You can wander the streets of Karaikudi in search of antiques and experience the making of the famed Athanagudi tiles. A highlight here is its famously spicy, peppery cuisine which you will sample and even try and cook. Discover Tamil Nadu's cultural wealth as we explore its ornate Hindu temples, sacred cities and much more including the Meenakshi temple of Madurai and the Great Living Chola Temples of Thanjavur.

Explore with us the bastions of South Indian Pride!

Tour Highlights

  • Visit the beautiful Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai
  • See and experience a range of local craft skills such as painting, weaving and bronze casting, local dance and culinary classes
  • Visit some of the most beautiful Chettiar homes
  • Visit the stunning Brihadeshwara Temple in Thanjavur
  • Visit and interact with the Kandangi sari weavers and the makers of the Athanagudi tiles
  • Enjoy some wonderful local Chettiar food including a culinary Masterclass
  • Watch and learn from a traditional Bharatnatyam performance
  • Tour Dates

  • Tour Start Date:
  • Duration:
    5 nights / 6 days
  • Tour Price

  • Price per person on a twin-sharing basis:
  • Single Supplement:
For the detailed itinerary, please contact us at mitali@odysseytours.live
or call 020-66442929


  • Accommodation for 5 nights
  • All Meals from Dinner on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 6
  • All transportation as mentioned
  • Sightseeing including entrance fees
  • All special meals & experiences as mentioned
  • Services of an English-speaking guide
  • Services of a Tour Manager


  • Air ticket
  • Meals and sightseeing not mentioned
  • Tips (recommended at Rs 500 pp per day)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under "Price includes"
  • GST
Please note: The tour will operate subject to a minimum of 10 guests.
Please Note:
  • The cost is based on a minimum of 10 guests travelling together
  • We retain the right to change the schedule and itinerary.
  • In case of unforseen circumstances, we may have to reschedule some of the tours.
  • The activities cannot be guaranteed, rescheduled, or refunded on late arrival at the agreed meeting points.
  • The vehicles for the transfers are arranged based on one big piece of luggage and one small piece of luggage per person as the baggage limit.
  • All costs are based on accommodation as mentioned or similar
  • Rooms in some of the hotels may be different for different guests and are randomly allocated.
  • Some meals will be in local restaurants
Payment Terms
  1. A deposit of Rs 30000 per person is required at the time of booking
  2. Balance is payable 60 days prior to start of the tour
Changes & Cancellation:

The tour operator can make changes to the itinerary, accommodation, transportation, or other elements of the package to suit any local changes.

Cancellation terms:
  1. If you have a room partner who cancels, you will be required to pay the single supplement, if applicable
  2. Any cancellations made more than 60 days prior to the start of the trip will be entitled to a full refund, less Rs 10000 service fees
  3. Any cancellations made within 60 – 45 days prior to the start of the trip will incur a cancellation fee of 50% of the tour cost
  4. Any cancellations made within 45 days of travel will not be eligible for any refund
Map of Chettinad

Map of Chettinad

Chettinad & Beyond
Chettinad & Beyond
Chettinad & Beyond