Athangudi Palace

Athangudi is a small village in Sivaganga District, in Tamil Nadu, India. The place is known for its floor tiles called as Athangudi tiles. The tiles are handmade and have traditional patterns and design. The tiles are durable and eco-friendly. Palace outside Karaikudi city, is a classic example of the traditional Chettinad architecture. At the entrance is a pillared veranda or thinnai, meant for receiving visitors. Heavy ornate wooden doors lead to the main hall. Typically, the Palace extends to courtyards, dining halls etc. Italian marble, Burma teak, stained glass and a fusion of colour and ornate wrought iron, handmade tiles and woodwork, light up this house. The place is known for its floor tiles called as Athangudi tiles. The tiles are handmade and has traditional patterns as design.