Tagged: Tamil Nadu

Athangudi Mansion, Chettinad

Athangudi Mansion stands out prominently due to its sheer size and grandeur. It is still being maintained well by its present owner. For a small amount he allowed photography inside the mansion. Though he...

Faces of India – 167

The only male flower seller I saw at a temple in Chettinad. He agreed for a photograph, as I was moving away I heard the women flower sellers teasing him: See how the lady...

Madurai Cityscape

Pictures taken from Taj Gateway Hotel in Madurai. The hotel is located on a hillock which provides a good view of the city. Far from the maddening crowd we spent a relaxed holiday here....

Faces of India – 165

A young boy from Chettinad, Tamil Nadu. He was helping his mother to make the tiles at their home. Many families are involved in this business. They have their own tile manufacturing unit in...

One Evening…

One evening when it was windy… One of the drive by shots taken on our way to Chettinad, Tamil Nadu from Bangalore. SkyWatch Friday

Chettinad Houses

In the 19th and early 20th centuries Chettinad was the home to the Nattukottai Chettiars (Nagarathar), a prosperous banking and business community. The rich migrated to Sri Lanka and Burma. There are many who...

Faces of India – 164

The picture was taken in the hotel lawns of Madurai. A young group of students studying catering or hotel management, in their late teens were taking pictures. They had just one sunglasses and each...

Blog Break

Dear readers, first of all apologies for pushing off on a mini vacation without letting you all know. Everything was planned in a jiffy and we traveled 1000kms plus by road covering Chettinad and...