Madurai to Chettinad Full Day Excursion
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Product Code : AGORA428
Full day private excursion tour to Chettinad is designed to provide the glimpses of the region. Visit few 19th-century mansions, whose wide courtyards and spacious rooms are embellished with marble and teak. English speaking accompanied guide and private chauffeur driven AC car will remain on disposal from pick up till drop off. Entrances to monuments and bottled water is well included in our package price. Sightseeing can be further modified to meet the travelers requirement.
Pick up from your Madurai hotel for full day excursion tour of Chettinad with accompanied guide. Chettinad - the region is well known for its 19th-century mansions, whose wide courtyards and spacious rooms are embellished with marble and teak. Construction materials, decorative items, and furnishings were mostly imported from East Asian countries and Europe. The marble was brought from Italy, chandeliers and teak from Burma, crockery from Indonesia, crystals from Europe and wall-to-wall mirrors from Belgium. Many of these mansions were built using a type of limestone known as karai.
It is estimated that 11,000 such mansions still remain—about half the number that existed 100 years ago. They were built by men who once traded in everything from salt to gems, with countries like Burma, Malaysia and Singapore. Much of their profits went into building these grand residences, which used to be called natukottai or regional fort. But in the mid-20th century, most Chettiar families moved to cities. Their palatial homes were left in the custody of caretakers, who maintained them for those rare occasions, such as weddings or Pongal, the Tamil harvest festival, when the family came to visit.
Visit few massions open for tourist like Chettinad Mansions, Chettinad Palace and few Chettinad Temples like Vairavan Kovil Temple, Karpaga Vinayakar temple, Kundrakudi Murugan temple, Kottaiyur Sivan temple.
After sightseeing drive back to Madurai and drop off to your hotel or airport.
Transport by private AC deluxe car
Pick up and drop off to your hotel.
Services of a knowledgeable, government-licensed English-speaking tour guide.
Monument entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
Bottled water within the vehicle.
Camera charges at monuments.