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Chettinad Palace: Central courtyard

Chettinad Palace: Central courtyard


The Central courtyard is used for weddings and religious ceremonies.The pillars around the courtyard are in Burma teak, and there is picturesque combination of scarlet tiles and sloping woodwork.
The basic style of architecture is based on the Chettinad tradition. The construction material, decor items and furnishings were mostly imported, from east Asian countries and also from Europe where the Raja Chettiyar had spread his sprawling business . The woodwork and stone work were inspired by French and other European architecture.
The Chettinad Palace, home of the Chettiar familie, was built in 1912.

The first floor is not allowed to public: there are the bedrooms for the guests.

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