Chettinad

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

Eminent industrialist and the former Executive Chairman, Murugappa Group, MV Subbiah was the consummate host during our visit to Chettinad. Besides giving us a private tour of his stunning mansion, he also treated us to a very personalised history of his community, the Nagarathar or Nattukkottai Chettiars.He was in conversation with Sarmaya founder, Paul Abraham.… Read more »

Temple Towns

In Chettinad, we stopped at many temples and shrines and listened to tales both fantastical and illuminating

The Chettinad Affair

In the second edition of Sarmaya’s Art of Travel, we assembled once more as a band of travellers ready for our next adventure, amid the 75-odd villages that form the region of Chettinad in Tamil Nadu. Join us as we revisit this journey and recapture the memories of a lifetime.