The 110-year-old Chettinad Palace is an outstanding example of Chettinad architecture. Chettiar Palace, also known as Chettiar Mansion is located at Kanadukathan in Chettinad region. Kanadukathan is a Town Panchayat in the Karaikudi Taluk of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is a historic home of the Chettinad Raja, which has been converted into a heritage hotel. This mansion was constructed by Dr. Annamalai Chettiar and it took over 10 years from 1902 to complete its construction. The rooms of this mansion are embellished using Burmese teak wood and the furnishings of the palace have been imported from various European and East Asian countries. There is a huge dining hall in this palace that can accommodate around 250 people at a time. The open courtyard of this mansion has beautifully stone-carved pillars that add to the beauty of this heritage home.