Visalam, Chettinad, Tamil Nadu

Discover the Visalam

Visalam is a restored 70-year-old Chettinad Mansion built by KVAL Ramanathan Chettiar for his eldest daughter. This palatial property offers luxurious and eco-friendly accommodation and is perfectly placed for exploring Chettinad.

Tempt your tastebuds at the dining options available at Visalam, including the Sapadu Shala restaurant, terrace grill, and garden and pool cafés. You can also learn the secrets of South Indian cuisine in the interactive kitchen sessions on offer. Then retire to your spacious room to relax under high ceilings surrounded by period furniture flawlessly crafted from the finest Burma teak.

Things to do at the Visalam

  • Hire a bike and explore on two wheels
  • Try your hand at Kolam drawing (using rice flour, chalk, chalk powder or rock powder, often using naturally or synthetically coloured powders)
  • Learn how to make delicious dishes in a cookery lesson
  • Explore the heritage architecture of Chettinad
  • Take a bullock cart ride around the village to see the temples
  • Visit local artisans to see handloom weaving and tile making

Visalam Hotel Facilities

  • Variety of restaurants
  • Interactive kitchen and cookery lessons
  • Swimming pool
  • Ayurveda treatments
  • Gift store

Visalam Room Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Shared balcony for some rooms
  • Spacious with high ceiling
  • Classical Chettinad decor
  • Private bathroom with bathrobe and slippers
  • King size or twin bed
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron on request
  • Packaged drinking water
  • Tea and coffee maker
  • Safe deposit locker
  • Wheelchair accessible

Staying at the Visalam

At Authentic India Tours, our ATOL and ABTA protected tailor-made holidays are designed to meet your exact requirements. If you would like to stay at the Visalam or extend your stay as part of your tour please let us know.