Category Archives: TAMILNADU

Lunch at Amma Mess, Madurai, India

Lunch at Amma Mess, Madurai, India

 

Madurai in India, is a 2500-year-old city that was essentially built around its gorgeous Meenakshi Amman Temple. This temple is a stunning example of Vijayanagar temple architecture with its intricate carved pillars, elaborate gopurams and stone carved idols.

 

 

Read the rest of this entry

Share

Lunch at The Bangala : Karaikudi, Chettinad, INDIA

Lunch at The Bangala : Karaikudi, Chettinad, INDIA

 

The Bangala is a charming heritage boutique hotel located in the heart of Karaikudi. Mrs. Meyappan, who is passionate about preserving the heritage of the Chettiars, runs it.

Read the rest of this entry

Share

Chettinad: Eating at the Subbiah Home

Chettinad: Eating at the Subbiah Home

The best part of my visit to Chettinad in South India was the food!

 

 

Chettinad is very well known for its fiery cuisine. There is great care taken in the preparation of meals. The kitchens are still very traditional using no modern machinery. Everything is hand ground and freshly cooked using the best of local ingredients.

Read the rest of this entry

Share

Chettinad, Tamil Nadu, India

Chettinad, Tamil Nadu, India

 

Chettinad is a region situated in the Southeastern area of Tamil Nadu, India. The capital of Chettinad is Karaikudi.

Chettinad is the where the Chettiars originate from. They are today a very successful business community in India. The Chettiars were originally a community of traders known for their strong business practices and great sense of adventure. In the 1700’s, many of them traveled to Burma, Ceylon and other parts of South East Asia and Europe to set up very successful trades.

Read the rest of this entry

Share