Situated in the Sivarangi district of Tamil Nadu, Chettinadu is a favorite tourist spot with its temples, old palatial buildings, architecture, woodcraft, textiles and delicious cuisine. Chettinad derives its name from the Nattukottai Chettiars, the prominent community based here. Karaikud, also known as the capital of Chettinad is the main city. The big chettiar homes are a major attraction here with its brilliant architectural features. Chettinad museum showcases the traditional jewellery, textiles, household equipments, etc. The Meenakshi Sundereshwar attracts devotees and tourists alike with its unique architecture.