Chidambara Vilas, Kadiapatti was where we put up. This is a century old mansion, converted into a heritage resort by Sangam group of hotels. As far as I can say, the original structure has not been tampered much. They have still retained the essential portions and the essence of the house, er.. palace. The mudhal kattu, rendam kattu, thinnai, muttram and samayal kattu, kinathadi (well) are all still very much intact. The rooms are all very modernized to facilitate all the necessities and comforts. The hospitality is great. They welcome you with a towel dipped in rosewater, so that you can wipe your face and hands and refresh yourselves as they complete the formalities for your stay. The rooms are spacious and comes with king size bed. The bathrooms have a bathtub and shower room too. Each and every piece of furniture is artistically procured to merge with the antique surrounding.
We had a sumptuous breakfast, which included a couple of chettinadu delicacies like kandharappam, vella paniyaram, along with other south Indian staples like dosai, kuzhi paniyaram, kanjivaram idli and more. You can finish it off with hot filter coffee or tea.
After moving around the property for sometime, we started off to visiting other p(a)laces 😁. Please find below, the list for day 1.