Architecture

Mansions
Chettinad is rich in cultural heritage, art and architecture, and is well known for its houses, embellished with marble and Burma teak, wide courtyards, spacious rooms, and for its 18th century mansions. Local legend has it that their walls used to be polished with a paste made out of eggwhites to give a smooth texture. Architectural wonder samples are lined below:

Aayiram jannal veedu
A mansion located in karaikudi with many windows

Aayiram jannal veedu

Chettinad architectural door
Chettinad architectural door

Chettinad architectural door

Chettinad architectural door – wooden patterns carved
Chettinad architectural door - wooden patterns

Chettinad architectural door - wooden patterns

Chettinad wooden architecture

Chettinad wooden architecture

Typical street in Karaikudi
Chettinad mansions filled street view

Chettinad mansions

4 Responses to Architecture

  1. shiv says:

    too good!

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