THE BANGALA, RESERVATIONS, CHENNAI : +91-44-24934851/ 42066790. THE BANGALA, KARAIKUDI : +91-4565 - 220 221/ 250221.


The Bangala:
A heritage experience in the heart of Chettinad.


Welcome to The Bangala – the first Heritage Hotel in Chettinad, built on a property that has been with the family for almost 100 years. Located in Karaikudi, in the heart of Chettinad, the Bangala is a family-run hotel that combines traditional Chettiar hospitality with modern amenities. The extensive property retains its Chettinad charm, with quaint gardens, old-style furniture, extensive verandahs, and is also equipped with a swimming pool, gym and massage center.

Renowned for its family kitchen, the Bangala is the ultimate destination for authentic Chettinad cuisine, with recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation, creating a dining experience that cannot be missed.
There is much to see and do in Chettinad, and the Bangala has local guides who can give you an insider’s view of the area and its unparalleled architectural legacy that is rapidly gaining fame all over the world.

The Bangala is equipped with both traditional and modern facilities including an outdoor swimming pool, cooking demos and Master Chef Courses, a library, a gym, a massage center, and guides well versed in the cultural and architectural legacy of Chettinad.


  • Amazing hospitality, very efficient and friendly staff. Very happy experience.

    Muthiah Murali Daran
  • Fantastic stay, very loving and courteous staff, food very very tasty. Would love to visit often!

    Aditi Marathe


Chettiar hospitality is legendary. A stranger is welcomed, a guest is fussed over and any occasion is reason for a feast. It is this lavish everyday spreads that has made Chettinad a culinary experience in its own right across the world.

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Chettinad Cuisine Masterclasses

Learn Chettinad cuisine from the renowned chefs at the Bangala – demonstrations, workshops, background information, shopping and more!

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Yoga Vacation

Experience yoga in India, where it originated. Enjoy daily yoga classes conducted by highly qualified and experienced teachers and rejuvenate yourself with an immersive experience.

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The Bangala is located on Devakottai Road, Senjai,
Karaikudi 630 001.