Experience Chettinad – Gastronomically and Culturally. Spend 2 days and 3 nights days in the most beautiful boutique hotel The Bangala, Chettinad and treat yourself to a culinary holiday where you get to learn some traditional recipes from Master Cooks at The Bangala , visit the chettinad master weavers, temples and of course bargain at the local antique shop for some art pieces from yesteryear.
- To and Fro Train tickets from Chennai to Karaikudi in A/C coach
- To and Fro transfers to and from The Bangala, Karaikudi to the railway station
- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on all days
- One night and two day stay at The Bangala on a twin sharing basis
- Cooking demonstration on both days of 8 classic Chettinad Recipes (recipes mentioned below)
- Village Vegetable Market Tour
- Chettinad Snacks Tour and demo
- Pillayarpatti Temple visit
- Muneeswaran Temple Visit
- Mansions of Chettinad tour
- Antique Shop visits
- Athangudi Tile Making Units
- Chettinad Cotton Weaver Units
March 3rd night: Leave to Karaikudi
March 4th – Saturday Morning :
Arrive at 7.30 a.m and reach The Bangala. A nice cup of filter coffee and check-in. After refreshing the days itinerary below:
8.15 a.m. – Breakfast
9.00 a.m. – Cooking session – Learn to cook Chettinad delicacies
1. Pineapple curry
2. Cashew nuts stew
3. Vellai paniyaram
4. Paal paniyaram
11.00 a.m. – Visit the weekly vegetable market and Soundaram Snacks.to learn to make authentic Chettinad Snacks.
Return to The Bangala for lunch. A sumptuous meal follows
3.00 p.m. – Walk around Karaikudi bazaar and Muneeswaran koil where the antique shops are. Your vehicle will pick you up at this street to take you to Pillayarpatti for darshan at the Ganesh Temple.
Return to The Bangala and head for dinner
8.00 p.m. – Dinner.
March 5th – Sunday Morning :
8.15 a.m. – Breakfast
9.30 a.m. – Half day tour of Chettinad mansions in Karaikudi, Kanadukathan and Athangudi. While in Athangudi learn to make the Athangudi tiles.
Return to Karaikudi and visit the famous Chettinad Cotton weavers.
1.00 p.m. – Lunch at The Bangala – A sumptious meal yet again.
2.00 p.m. – Cooking Session – Learn to cook
1. Mango Ginger Curry
2. Paruppu Uurndai Kozhambu
3. Soya Bean Pulao
4. Kallavittu Avial
4.00 p.m. – Visit celebrated Author and owner of The Bangala, Mrs. Meyyappan’s residence and do some last minute shopping or get an autographed copy of her book.
7.00 p.m. – Dinner at The Bangala
8.00 p.m. – Depart to the station.
Cost: Rs.30,000 /- on a twin sharing basis
Contact: Rakesh Raghunathan – 98840 82008
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