Skywatch Friday – Chettinadu palace in Kanadukathan
This Skywatch Friday, we visit the private Chettinadu palace in Kanadukathan, in Tamil Nadu. The palace is not open to public as the present generation of the royal families live here.The Chettinadu palace stretches across an entire road and I was unable to capture it in one frame.
But the beauty about Chettinadu, a cluster of villages in Tamil Nadu which has Karaikudi as its main town is that they are strewn with palatial homes which were once inhabited by the wealthy and influential community called the Chettiyars,
Most of them left their villages seeking greener pastures – while some moved to the cities, others moved out of India. But the villages still give you a peek into their culture – not just their palatial mansions made of Burmese wood, Belgian glass, Italian marble and Japanese tiles, but also into their culture and cuisine. There are markets selling antique goods in Karaikudi town..see a post here on some old locks that I found there.
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What amazing architecture.
Thanks so much..their homes are palatial and simply stunning
Your All Images i like it is so beautiful and interesting.
Great contributions to the theme day. Enjoy your weekend!
Lovely pictures!! The mansions are indeed magnificent!! Chettinad is a perennial favourite of us. There is detailed post on Chettinad in our blog.
Let me explore this place !!!
Looks nice …. Let me explore this 🙂
Nice post….. loved your work… keep it up
there is nice palace in my area