Kariappa House
Kariappa House, Pillayar Koil Street, Vaithikuppam, Puducherry, India
Kariappa House

In the tradition of old sprawling joint family homes, Kariappa House also has different apartments and buildings that flow into one another. It is a cluster of interconnected houses in a half acre land, interspersed with tropical gardens and courtyards and a covered swimming pool.

We spent 5 years restoring and re-creating all the houses in a mix of traditional and contemporary styles which resonated with us and used natural material like wood and stone and lime. The interiors have been furnished with antique furniture, rich Indian textiles, locally made pieces of ceramic and art.

Two of the structures are restored Tamil Houses, the main house is re-created in a typical Franco-tamil style and the more contemporary 1970s addition has been modified into a bungalow which is called MANTRA.

Luscious tropical gardens, water bodies, courtyards and a lap pool create fluid space around the houses, giving sufficient privacy to each.

The family does not live here full time and hence most of the houses/rooms are now unoccupied. Some areas are retained as private quarters.


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We love old Franco-tamil architecture and both our homes in Pondicherry are true representations of same.

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Reviews and Location
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Great host, beautiful place and sweet staff
by Maps01427004345 on 11/18/2023

We absolutely loved our stay at Kariappa House. Very beautiful & well-maintained. They have a really good complimentary breakfast as well. Staff is very sweet and dedicated. It was our friend's...

Please don't tell: This is the perfect place.
by Peter K on 08/09/2023

Kariappa House manages this trade-off: it's an almost perfect place in Pondy. But if I now list all the advantages, then it is no longer an insider tip and I have to fear that I will not get a room...

Beautiful home stay
by Wander12251398367 on 07/24/2023

We had the most wonderful stay at Kariappa House, it truly is a heavenly place to unwind. They have a courtyard that is so peaceful and full of greenery, a beautiful swimming pool and the rooms are...

Nearest Airport : Pondicherry Airport (6km, 20 mins). More common is Chennai Intl Airport (MAA) 150km approx 3 hours.
Nearest Railway Station : Puducherry Railway Station (3km, 15mins)

Cancellation Policy:
  • More than 45 days from Check-In: 0% Penalty, Full Refund*
  • All Refunds listed below exclude any transaction charges or taxes already paid on the transaction as those are irrecoverable by us.
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