Chettinad Tours & Holidays

Chettinad Small Group Tours & Tailor-Made Holidays

Famous for its mansions, temples and cuisine, Chettinad was once home to the Nattukottai Chettiars, southern Indian bankers who rose to prominence funding the expansion of the British Empire during the 18th and 19th century. Evidence of this vast wealth can still be seen in the impressive mansions and bungalows that lie strewn around the town, architectural monuments to a glorious age of excess that has now, sadly, faded into history. The region is also renowned for its culinary delicacies, which ...
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OUR FAVOURITE PLACES TO STAY

Superior | Boutique Hotel

Bangala Hotel, Chettinad

With traditional interiors and beautiful gardens the traditional Bangala Homestay offers guests a chance to take a step back in time in comfort. Set in Chettinad, a region with its own distinct culture…
Premium | Heritage Hotel

Visalam, Chettinad

Visalam is a real gem in the heart of Tamil Nadu where a warm and friendly staff will go out of their way to make your stay an unforgettable experience. This century old mansion, has been converted…

TOURS FEATURING Chettinad

Travel to India with like-minded people on one of our small group tours (usually max size 12), featuring knowledgeable local guides and an expert tour leader.

South Indian Odyssey
Signature Trip
GROUP TOUR

South Indian Odyssey

Travel from Tamil Nadu to Kerala taking in Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Madurai, Nagarhole National Park, an overnight train and Kochi.
19 days from £3,945
South India - Tamil Nadu & Karnataka Highlights
Signature Trip
TAILOR-MADE

South India - Tamil Nadu & Karnataka Highlights

This classic journey will take you through the historic and cultural heartland of Southern India, famous for its architecture, artisans and crafts, cuisine, textiles, UNESCO Chola temples, rural landscapes and colourful markets.
15 days from £2,965
South India - Tamil Nadu and Kerala Highlights
Signature Trip
TAILOR-MADE

South India - Tamil Nadu and Kerala Highlights

Travelling from the east coast to the west, take in the very best of cultural highlights and landscapes of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
16 days from £3,435
TAILOR-MADE

South India Family Adventure

South India is an ideal destination for a family holiday, with an abundance of culture, wildlife and fun activities. You can enjoy walks, kayaking, cycling in the countryside, as well as some much-needed downtime.
16 days from £2,830