Art of Travel

Temple Towns: Avudaiyarkoil

During our journey through the Chettinad region, we stopped at many temples and shrines and listened to tales both fantastical and illuminating. We had a superb guide in historian V Sriram, who explored the culture, myths and artistic heritage of each place of worship along the way in his inimitable way of immersive storytelling, and… Read more »

Chettiars: The History of A People by MV Subbiah

During our visit to Chettinad for Sarmaya’s Art of Travel, eminent industrialist and the former Executive Chairman, Murugappa Group, MV Subbiah treated us to a very personalised history of his community, the Nagarathar or Nattukkottai Chettiars. He was in conversation with Sarmaya founder, Paul Abraham.