Visalam heritage hotel, set in a converted mansion with original woodwork and art deco artefacts, is located in the small village of Karaikudi in Tamil Nadu.
Visalam is a lovingly restored, 15 room heritage hotel in the heart of the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu. The conversion from a traders mansion is a huge success with much of the orignal charm and cultural heritage retained. Although much has been maintained, the rooms offer all the modern amenities one might wish for, from air conditioning to ensuite bathrooms with hair dryers and Wi-Fi. The hotel has a large, outdoor swimming pool, perfect to cool off in after exploring the nearby towns and villages. The restaurant serves superb local cuisine and a mix of European dishes.
During a stay at Visalam take a bullock cart ride around the local villages, visit the markets and explore the antiques shops.
Visalam is the perfect stop over on a tour of Tamil Nadu, between Trichy and Madurai.
Why we like it
Visalam is a lovely base from which to explore a part of Tamil Nadu that has many surprises.