Chettinad, Village Clusters of the Tamil Merchants

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Chettinad is part of the Tentative list of India in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

The Chettinad are 11 villages of Tamil Merchants, the Natukottai Chettiars. They were built between the the 1850’s and 1940’s. Their houses show a particular architecture, with many decorations and extensions turning them into palatial constructions. The land use shows traditional Tamil techniques of water management.

Map of Chettinad, Village Clusters of the Tamil Merchants

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Full Name
Chettinad
Country
India
Added
2014
Type
Cultural
Link
By ID
2014 Added to Tentative List

Unesco Website: Chettinad

The site has 11 locations

Chettinad: Cluster I: Kanadukathan (T)
Chettinad: Cluster I: Pallathur (T)
Chettinad: Cluster I: Kothamangalam (T)
Chettinad: Cluster I: Kottaiyur (T)
Chettinad: Cluster II: Athangudi (T)
Chettinad: Cluster II: Chokalingampudur (T)
Chettinad: Cluster II: Karaikkudi (T)
Chettinad: Cluster II: Kandanur (T)
Chettinad: Cluster III: Rayavaram (T)
Chettinad: Cluster III: Arimalam (T)
Chettinad: Cluster III: Kadiapatti- Ramachandrapuram (T)

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