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

by Swapnil S on 01/10/2022

I was traveling with my husband and 2 kids and their nanny for a week to pondicherry and booked my stay (2 rooms) with kariappa house from 6th to 9th jan,2022. i had paid full in advance more than a...

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by karansaini05 on 09/26/2021

I will try to be as polite as possible only as a consideration that i didnt have the opportunity to check the credentials before. 1) Breakfast is free BUT Lunch and dinner is not even available. You...

Heritage with a capital H
by JonPlayer on 08/18/2021

A wonderful recreation of a timeless space. I only wish i didn't have to go out for meals. In house dining is available only if you place lunch and supper orders by 10AM. Cool staff, eco friendly...

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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