CGH Heritage Hotel at Chettinad

7/1, 143 Local Fund Road, Kanadukathan, Tamil Nadu 630103

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    About Standard Room 

    The rooms have retained the period touch as they still have the red oxide floors and beds with mesh posts

    Facilities at Standard Room 

    Air Conditioned Room, Hot and Cold Running Water, TV with Satellite Channels




     

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    these are spacious rooms with period furniture and red oxide floors. The suites have a separate living and working area and attached balconies

    Facilities at Suites 

    Air Conditioned Room, Hot and Cold Running Water, Private Balcony/Verandah, TV with Satellite Channels




     

General

Visalam07-editedLive the glorious legacy of an ancient dynasty at Visalam CGH Heritage Hotel at Chettinad in Tamil Nadu

A remote place in Tamil Nadu, Visalam CGH Heritage Hotel at Chettinad is perhaps not the first option that comes to your mind when you think of a getaway or a weeklong holiday. Well, what if you can have your dream holiday in such a place, at a resort that radiates undeniable old-world grandeur?  Elegance and grandeur are synonymous with Chettinad, located in the heart of Tamil Nadu in South India. The culturally and historically rich region is known worldwide for its unique, flavorful cuisine and opulent architecture. Visalam CGH Heritage Hotel at Chettinad is an amalgamation of the region’s vintage charm and luxurious eco-tourism, which reflects in its well-preserved traditional architecture and the well-appointed accommodation.

This CGH Heritage Hotel at Chettinad brings forgotten mansions to life by the way it has restored the historic property. It has 15 heritage rooms, each of which boasts of spacious living spaces. The simple décor of the rooms includes post-war Art Deco grillwork, pearly plastering unique to the region, ’50s-style mesh posts on beds, and a simplicity that’s both warm and inviting at the same time. The bathrooms are no exception when it comes to reflecting the grandeur of the Chettinad heritage. Not only are they large, but they also retain period touches, such as the mansion’s original floor tiles. Come night, and the rooms take on a lustrous glow that can lull you to deep slumber even if you don’t switch the lights off.

Any trip to Chettinad is incomplete without surrendering your taste buds to the flavors of the popular Chettinad cuisine. Even if the earthiness, the pungency, the nuttiness, or the hidden sweetness of the many spices confuses your senses, there’s no mistaking the distinctive flavors on your plate. Your soul will love every mouthful of the dishes served at the open-air Grill Restaurant. The resort also has a poolside café where you can munch on local snacks while enjoying a hot cuppa with traditional music playing live in the background. Don’t forget to try the famous Chettinad thali, which is nothing less than a blissful culinary extravaganza.

Whether you are looking to spend some time alone, away from the monotony of city life or share some memorable moments with your family or friends, the serene ambiance and the plethora of activities at Visalam CGH Heritage Hotel at Chettinad will give you all that and more.

Accommodation inclusions

  • Meals according to the plan chosen
  • Bicycle ride
  • Interactive kitchen
  • Kolam making
  • Weekly market visit
  • All applicable taxes

Accommodation exclusions

  • Bullock cart ride
  • Visiting the Chettinad town
  • Extra occupancy charges per extra adult and extra child
  • Activities and services that are not marked as complimentary
 

Terms & Conditions

 
  • Per room, only one extra person 5 years and older is allowed.
  • 2 p.m. is the check-in time and 11 a.m. is the check-out time.
  • A 50% discount can be availed for bonafide tour leaders if you are part of a group comprising less than 15, but more than 9, full-paying pax.
  • Groups of 15 people or more (full paying pax) will not be charged for the tour leader.
 

Cancellation policy

  • Individual travelers making a cancellation of booking between 15 to 7 days before the date of arrival will be charged 50% of the booking amount.
  •  If they cancel the booking less than 7 days before the arrival date, 100 % cancellation fee will be charged.
  •  For group tours, reducing the number of booked rooms between 30 to 15 days before the date of arrival will incur 50% cancellation charges.
  •  100% cancellation fee is applicable for changes in the number of rooms made 15 days before the date of arrival.

Facilities

  • Air Conditioned Room
  • Car Parking
  • Dining Room
  • Electric Kettle
  • Hot and Cold Running Water
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea/Coffee Maker

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Things to do

When you’re not sitting on your room’s verandah admiring nature or listening to the harmonious songs of birds, you can take a plunge in the resort’s swimming pool. Let the cool water of the pool wash off the last bit of stress that might be hiding somewhere in your muscles. You can also participate in the morning ritual of drawing a kolam or rangoli, which is a traditional art form of drawing elaborate designs or geometric patterns on the floor and filling them up with colored powder or flower petals. Making flower garlands and participating in the traditional stick dance are some of the other things you can do at the resort.

Classes for learning how to drape a sari or wear a dhoti, traditional Indian garments for women and men respectively are arranged for you. If trying to tackle the five- or nine-yard cloth tired you out, sit back and enjoy the rest of the day listening to the melodious tunes of musical instruments played by skilled musicians.

The culinary program under the guidance of expert chefs is an experience of a lifetime. Not only will you take home the art of cooking authentic Chettinad cuisine, but this 2-3 day program will also make you nostalgic every time you enter your kitchen. When you participate in this program, you can go to the local market with the chef and get a hands-on experience of picking the right ingredients and learning the tricks of the trade.

If you want to explore the life outside the resort, you can go on excursions to visit the nearby temples or local artisans’ workshops. You can also go on a guided tour of the Chettinad Heritage Zone where you can see tile units and understand how handmade tiles are designed. Or how about a bullock cart ride away from the humdrum of city life?

How to reach

The CGH - Visalam resort is located in Karaikudi, which forms part of an area commonly called Chettinad. The nearest airports to the resort are the Trichy Airport (80 km) and Madurai Airport (90 km). Other major international airports like Chennai and Bangalore are located at a distance of about 380 km and 450 km, respectively. The road trip from either of these airports will give a glimpse of the architectural beauty of the region, especially in the unique way the temples are built.

If you are traveling by train, Chettinad is the closest railway station, at a distance of about 2 km. However, Karaikkudi Junction is the major railway station close to the resort. From the station, the resort is at a distance of 14 km. Trichy Junction is 80 km away while Madurai Junction and Thanjavur Junction railway stations are both at a distance of about 90 km away from the resort.

Prefer a trip where you can enjoy the grandeur of the region to the core? Opt for a trip to CGH – Visalam by road. If you are driving down from Bangalore, you need to cover a distance of about 415 km to reach the resort. Karaikudi (14 km), Pudukkottai (28 km) and Devakottai (32 km) are the major towns located close to this heritage resort.

How to reach

The CGH - Visalam resort is located in Karaikudi, which forms part of an area commonly called Chettinad. The nearest airports to the resort are the Trichy Airport (80 km) and Madurai Airport (90 km). Other major international airports like Chennai and Bangalore are located at a distance of about 380 km and 450 km, respectively. The road trip from either of these airports will give a glimpse of the architectural beauty of the region, especially in the unique way the temples are built.

If you are traveling by train, Chettinad is the closest railway station, at a distance of about 2 km. However, Karaikkudi Junction is the major railway station close to the resort. From the station, the resort is at a distance of 14 km. Trichy Junction is 80 km away while Madurai Junction and Thanjavur Junction railway stations are both at a distance of about 90 km away from the resort.

Prefer a trip where you can enjoy the grandeur of the region to the core? Opt for a trip to CGH – Visalam by road. If you are driving down from Bangalore, you need to cover a distance of about 415 km to reach the resort. Karaikudi (14 km), Pudukkottai (28 km) and Devakottai (32 km) are the major towns located close to this heritage resort.