Discover South India: Chettinad & Rameshwaram

Discover South India: Chettinad & Rameshwaram


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What is it?

Explore Chettinad!

Architecture. Cuisine. Culture.

Come experience the legacy of Chettinad for 4 nights and 5 days at The Bangala (2 hours from Madurai), a heritage property nestled in the heart of Karaikudi!

From Pudukottai to Pasumpom Muthuramalingam and Sivaganga districts the Chettinad region stretches roughly 80 square kms and comprises seventy six villages. Rich in cultural heritage, cuisine, art and architecture the region is a must visit for every serious traveller. 

The package also includes a day trip to Rameswaram which is 130 kms south, 3 hours by road. 

Who is it for?

Solo travellers, travel enthusiasts, those interested in culture, art & architecture or those just looking to get away with your friends or make new friends through group travel.

Why should I go for this?

Many of us have wished to explore South India and have struggled to put together an itinerary and organise the logistics. There is much to see and do in Chettinad, and what better way to see it than group travel with like-minded people. This trip has been carefully curated with the inputs of the local Chettiar community and offers an unparalleled heritage experience while staying in a beautiful tranquil setting at The Bangala.   

You can expect to get an insider’s view of the local area and its unparalleled architectural legacy consisting of palatial homes of astonishing size, scale and architecture that is rapidly gaining fame all over the world.

Chettiar hospitality is legendary. A stranger is welcomed, a guest is fussed over and any occasion is reason for a feast. It is this lavish everyday spreads that has made Chettinad a culinary experience in its own right across the world.

You will also get to experience magical Rameswaram which is located on Pamban Island separated from mainland India by the Pamban channel and is about 50 kms from Mannar Island, Sri Lanka. Together with Kashi, it is considered to be one of the holiest places in India for Hindus. According to legend, this is the place from where Lord Rama built Ram Setu (also known as Adam's Bridge) across the sea to Lanka to rescue his consort Sita from her abductor Ravana.

When it's offered?

March 7th (Wednesday) - 11th (Sunday), 2017

If any change in schedule after purchase, an associate will call you.

How long is it?

4 Nights, 5 Days

Who's included?

There will be up to 18 people in the group.

Experience Description

  • Classic heritage bungalow in the heart of Karaikudi with modern amenities
  • Sight seeing in Chettinad (art & architecture tour, textiles, markets, temples)
  • Local shopping experience (antiques, sarees, Athanagudi tiles, furniture)
  • Chettinad cooking demo
  • Yoga sessions by Yoga Raksanam
  • Authentic Chettiar fare
  • Day trip to Rameshwaram

What's included in the package?

  • Transport to and from Madurai to the resort
  • Accommodation for 5 days, 4 nights
  • Food
  • Local transport
  • Sight seeing & tours
  • Chettinad cooking demo
  • Day trip to Rameshwaram
  • Yoga sessions by Yoga Raksanam

How to book?

Call us on 98403 37822 to know more details

About your host: 

The Bangala is the first Heritage Hotel in Chettinad, built on a property that has been with the family for almost 100 years. Located in Karaikudi, in the heart of Chettinad, the Bangala is a family-run hotel that combines traditional Chettiar hospitality with modern amenities. The extensive property retains its Chettinad charm, with quaint gardens, old-style furniture, extensive verandahs, and is also equipped with a swimming pool, gym and massage center.

Renowned for its family kitchen, the Bangala is the ultimate destination for authentic Chettinad cuisine, with recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation, creating a dining experience that cannot be missed.

Where it's located

"The Bangala" at Karaikudi, TamilNadu

Guest Requirements

Travel to Madurai is not included in the package. Call us on 98403 37822 for trip details

What to bring

Each guest has to bring their own yoga mat. If you need to borrow, please let us know in advance.