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Hotel Overview

Visalam is a century-old lovingly-restored palatial home in Kanadukathan village of the Chettinad region in Tamil Nadu. The property is located 10 km from the famous Thirumayam Fort – a remnant of the Chettinad dynasty. It offers a 24-hour front desk, free parking on property and a swimming pool. The airy rooms comes with air-conditioning and period details like flooring with locally-made tiles. There is a private balcony, a seating space with a sofa and the room is equipped with a work desk, wardrobe and an electronic safe. The attached bathroom has hot/cold shower facilities and contains complimentary toiletries. The restaurant has a covered terrace with access to interactive cooking experiences. There’s an outdoor pool with a café to savour a satisfactory lunch. There’s also the Shapad Shala, where you can enjoy South Indian Chettinad cuisine on a plantain leaf. Visalam offers a 24-hour front desk and free parking on property, luggage storage facilities, library, travel desk and a concierge to assist you. Car rental and currency exchange facilities can also be availed. For those who like to work on the move, there is also a business centre. It is located 15 km from the ancient Ayyanar Temple. Transport hubs nearby include Madurai Airport which is 90 km away, and Trichy Railway Station which is 80 km away. An enthralling way to explore life around Visalam is to ride on a bullock cart or go bicycling. You can catch glimpses of local artisans at work, womenfolk cooking local delicacies and several other charming facets of Chettinad.

Formerly Visalam

Before January 2019 Visalam - CGH Earth was known as Visalam


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Featuring a private balcony, each air-conditioned room has a seating space with a sofa and is equipped with a work desk, wardrobe and an electronic safe. The attached bathroom has hot/cold shower facilities and contains complimentary toiletries.

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Facilities of Visalam - CGH Earth

Free parking, On-site parking, Parking, Private parking


Free WiFi, Internet services, WiFi

Food & Drink

Pools and wellness
Indoor pool (all year), Outdoor pool (all year)

Airport shuttle, Airport shuttle (surcharge), Bicycle rental, Car hire

Front-desk/reception area services
24-hour front desk, Currency exchange, Lockers, Luggage storage, Newspapers, Safety deposit box, Valet parking

Common areas
Garden, Library, Shared lounge/TV area, Terrace

Entertainment and children services
Entertainment staff

Cleaning services
Dry cleaning, Ironing service, Laundry, Shoeshine

Business facilities
Business centre, Fax/photocopying

Gift shop, Shops (on site)

Air conditioning, Designated smoking area, Facilities for disabled guests, Non-smoking rooms

Hotel Policies

14:00- hours

Untill 11:00 hours

Cancellation / Prepayment
Cancellation, prepayment and 'book now pay later' policies vary according to room type. Please check the room conditions when selecting your room above.

Accepted credit cards
The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.

The fine print
Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Last updated: 13 Sep 2019 - Update now

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