Weekend Trip to Chettinad, Tamil Nadu
- Pilgrim and Heritage
Summer 22 to 37°C
Winter 19 to 32°C
Distance / Traveling Time
From Bangalore: 340 kilometers / 5 h ,21 m
Best Time To Visit
Placed in the heart of South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Chettinad is a beautiful city, which is popular for its temples, mansions, woodcraft, cuisine and textiles. The capital of the ancient kingdom of Karaikudi, Chettainad, a part of Sivaganga district, comprises of a total of 75 villages. Visiting Chettinad from Bangalore during weekend would be a cultural, architectural and religious delight wherein you would also be able to relish some sumptuous delicacies of Chettinad cuisine. Chettinad is the home of the Nattukottai Chettiars, known as the Nagarathars. They were and even are, a flourishing banking as well as the business community of the region. Many times referred to as ‘The Land of Heritage & Devotion’, Chettinad boasts of owning a unique charm.
How to Reach Chettinad
There are no direct train between Bangalore and Chettinad. From Bangalore, you will first have to board a train to Chennai or Tiruchipalli and then from there to Chettinad. This will prove to be quite time-taking.
The nearest airport to Chettinad is in Madurai, around 90 km away from the city center. The airports in Madurai and Bangalore are connected to each other. Once you get down at the Madurai airport, you can hire a taxi from here to Chettinad.
The best way to go to Chettinad from Bangalore is to by road. You only have to rent a cab.