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Chettinad & Thanjavur : Women-Only

Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu is home to the trading community of Chettiars, who settled here in Pudukkottai district after their villages were completely washed away with the flood in the 16th century. We are reminded of the glorious past as we walk inside the colorful mansions built by them.

Tamil Nadu

Starts: from Bangalore

Ends: at Bangalore

Group Type: Women-Only


Start: 11:30 PM, 19 Nov

End: 5 AM, 23 Nov

Next Date: 21-25 Jan, 2023

₹ 23500

₹ 22000

About the Tour

Do you want to experience a long weekend getting pampered in luxury, relaxing in your bathtub, eating delicious feasts, soothing your eyes with amazing architecture & colors,  victorian furniture, getting amazed with the lost art of handmade tiles, and a lot more? If yes, this tour is for you!

Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu, is a place so affluent yet abandoned, reminds us of the glorious past of Chettiars as we walk inside the colorful mansions built by them.

Chettiars is a trading community, who settled in the Pudukkottai district after their villages were completely washed away with the flood in the 16th century. The flood led to the loss of everything that they had ever owned. The Chola kings of Puddukottai welcomed Chettiars very generously by offering them land for resettlement as they thought that the settlement of a business community in the kingdom would bring prosperity. Chettiars got settled in 96 villages back then, out of those 74 still exist, but now divided between Pudukkottai and Sivaganga district.  By accumulating wealth from various business streams, primarily money lending, Chettairs built beautiful mansions that stand straight even today. These are not just mansions, but fine examples of art and architecture which has taken inspiration from different parts of the world.

Did you know that these Chettiar houses have used Mirrors and window glasses from Belgium, wood from Burma and Sri Lanka, marble from Italy, and Victorian furniture?

Did you know that some of the wooden carvings are so intricate and beautiful that you would not want to take your eyes off them? 

As the banking systems emerged in India, the money lending business of Chettairs came to a close and they moved further to other bigger cities of India or even outside India. Some of the mansions are managed by the caretakers, some of them are lying in ruins, some of them have been converted into hotels and some of them are even rented out for film shootings. Chettiars moved away, but the entire region is now known as Chettinad, after the Chettiar community only.

Would you want to hold hands with us, and get engrossed in this beauty of the past in a women-only trip while we stay in one of the luxury Chettiar houses itself?

Along with the Chettinad region, we are also going to visit the temple city of Thanjavur on this trip. After all, the UNESCO world heritage site, Brihadeeswara Temple temple, deserves a visit!

Trip Highlights

Your Itinerary

We will start at midnight so that we are able to utilize the day and soak into the luxury of Chettinad completely. Don’t worry! The overnight journey is completely safe & comfortable as we use experienced transportation partners and good AC vehicles. We will also take good tea/coffee and washroom breaks in between.

Pick-up points from Bangalore
1. 11:30 PM – Sangam Circle (near More supermarket) Jayanagar

2. (Day 2) 12 AM – Hotel Mayura, Majestic Bus Stand

3. (Day 2) 12:20 AM – Madivala Police Station, Koramangala

4. (Day 2) – 9:30 AM – Trichy Airport

(If you are an outstation participant, please land latest by 9 PM considering Bangalore traffic in mind. If you plan to join from Trichy, please land latest by 8:30 AM)

During the return journey, we will give complimentary airport drop at Bangalore as well in the main vehicle itself.

We will do Group Introduction & Orientation after all pick-ups are done

Breakfast (on the way)
Arrive in our heritage stay
Enjoy the traditional welcome
Traditional Chettinad Leaf Lunch
Enjoy the property, maybe you can soak yourself in the bathtub to relax
Tour of the hotel as it’s a 100+ years old heritage house
Village Walk
Group Games by the pool

Overnight stay in luxury heritage villa

Thirumayam Fort
Athangudi Tile Factory
Athangudi Palace
Karaikudi Antique Market
Saree Weaving Unit
Kollam and Garland Making
Group Games by the pool

Overnight stay in luxury heritage villa

Start driving to Thanjavur
Maratha Palace
Brihadeeswara Temple
Market Visit (if time permits)
Start driving towards Bangalore
Dinner (on the way)
Trichy Airport Drop

We are expected to reach back to Bangalore with the very first drop around 3:30 – 4 AM. The drop points will be the same as pickup points in reverse order and the airport would be an additional drop point but complimentary.
However, we cannot guarantee the exact time of arrival due to any unforeseen circumstances that may arise. We always follow the timelines and put our maximum effort to reach at the given time, and almost all our trips start/ end on time. If you have an onward journey planned on the same day, please keep some buffer time in hand.

If you have an onward journey planned on Day 5, please book a flight that departs after 10 AM just to be on the safer side. We are offering complimentary airport drop on last day.

We will drop off the participants as per the schedule, and exchange warm hugs, and goodbyes until we meet again.

Trip Ends

Chettinad Map

Booking/ Query

To book this trip, please Call/ WhatsApp/ Email using the below-mentioned details.

If you have any questions or concerns, then please feel free to contact us using the below-mentioned details. Alternatively, fill this form and our team will get back to you at their earliest.

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