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Chettinad | Tamil Nadu

Maximum 6 Guests
2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

  • Children above 11 years are welcome

  • Individual rooms can be booked

  • Pet friendly

  • Breakfast & dinner included

  • Delicious Chettinad cuisine

  • Rooftop Plunge Pool

  • High speed Wi-Fi

  • 100% Power back up

  • All-women villa team with daily housekeeping & full-time cook

  • Transportation services

  • Curated tours of the region

  • Dedicated concierge service

  • Luxurious amenities

  • Utilities included

From Rs 15,000-20,000 per night

VAYAL Chettinad

 6 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

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Savour the slow life at Vayal, a stunning 2-bedroom countryside villa, set in a mango orchard deep in the heart of sultry Chettinad. Blending simple tropical aesthetic with modern luxury, Vayal is a young architect’s earthy interpretation of the fabulous 19th century mansions of the region.

Wake up to the sounds of birds chirping and experience the untouched Chettinad countryside. The Vayal is a serene relaxed and intimate space, offering two self-sufficient living spaces, a common courtyard with outdoor and indoor dining, and a rooftop plunge pool with dramatic sunset views.

With our experts, discover Chettinadu’s extravagant heritage in its beautiful mansions, its energetic village markets, and glorious art & craft traditions. Most importantly, come home to Vayal, to relish the lip-smacking cuisine that makes Chettinad world famous, as our all-women team, turn out delicious banana leaf spreads sourced from the farm and surroundings. Then it is time to find one of several day beds and slip into a stuporous snooze lulled by the sounds of nature.





In a small village, close to Karaikudi in the historically rich Chettinad, Tamil Nadu, a young architect couple have created a truly unusual & tranquil vacation home, called Vayal, that is a modern interpretative tribute to their roots. Vayal as the name symbolises, is set in a 3.5 acre organic farm that is part paddy field and part mango orchard. In the...

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  • Villa sleeps a maximum of 6 adults or 4 adults & 4 children

  • Two bedroom wings with ensuite baths

  • North Chamber - 1 Extra Large King mattress raised on a cement platform with an integrated study, private sit-out, and separate indoor lounge

  • South Chamber - 1 Extra Large King mattress raised on a cement platform with an extra built-in Single Mattress, an integrated study, private sit-out, and lounge

  • Courtyard Dining Area

  • Air-Conditioned Indoor Lounge & Dining

  • Amphitheatre

  • Rooftop Plunge Pool

  • Separate vegetarian & non-vegetarian kitchens


  • Non-resident chef for Chettinad Tamil cuisine

  • Vegetarian & non-vegetarian cooked in separate kitchens

  • Complimentary breakfast, dinner, tea & coffee service

  • Complimentary local snacks in each room

  • Complimentary use of rooftop pool

  • Daily housekeeping services

  • High quality bed & bath linen

  • Luxury bath amenities by Inara (Forest Essentials)

  • Individual air conditioners in the bedrooms and in the indoor lounge

  • Broadband Wi-Fi throughout the house

  • 100% automatic power back with voltage stabilisation

  • Laundry (wash & fold) & Ironing Board available

  • Guests’ staff accommodation

  • Curated experiences of Chettinad

  • LUX Concierge Service

  • Guest Relations Team




Grounds & Exteriors

  • Vayal is set in a 3.5 acre farm, part paddy field and part mango orchard. The house is located within a mango orchard and no trees were removed during construction. Spaces have been designed around the trees and enveloping them. At the main entrance to the farm, you will find the farm supervisors cottage, covered parking, and back of house services such as the utilities, staff accommodation, and the non-vegetarian kitchen.

  • The house is built like a square aligned with the cardinal directions, and there are four natural entry points into the house...

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  • Vayal is an open-plan villa with four entry points and no entry doors. Bedrooms can be locked only from the inside. There are lockable cupboards in the bedrooms.

  • There is very poor-to-no mobile connectivity inside the house. There is some coverage in a few parts of the farm. You must rely on the villa Wi-Fi to make and receive data calls...

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  • Delight yourself with our curated lunch special – a complete Chettinad feast, cooked by our villa team, served on banana leaf with love. You will be heading for the nearest day bed after!...

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  • Karaikudi: 20 mins

  • Kanadukathan: 30 mins

  • Tiruchirappalli: 2 hrs

  • Madurai, Thanjavur, Rameswaram: 2.5 hrs

  • Pondicherry: 5.5 hrs

  • Chennai: 7 hrs

  • Bangalore: 8 hrs


Nearest Stations & Airports

  • Karaikudi Station: 20 mins

  • Tiruchirappalli Airport & Station: 2 hrs

  • Madurai Airport & Station: 2.5 hrs

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  • Maison Twenty Six, Pondicherry: 5.5 hrs


Each LuxUnlock Villa Experience includes the professional Travel Planning of over 25-years of luxury travel and hospitality expertise of our team and supported by our LUX Concierge. We work closely with you to develop a Trip Itinerary that reflects your personal interests. From the moment you book a LUX Villa until you return home, you have continuous access to our curated circle of tour guides and domain experts and a host of wonderful, authentic, and unique experiences.


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