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

Good for a small stay, but wouldn't recommend for a long duration
by SurabhiSharman on 06/03/2023

Kariappa House is a beautiful, lovingly restored home. Its aesthetic, its located in a colourful homely neighbourhood and is only a few minutes away from White Town on a scooter. The rooms are nice...

Excellent stay in Pondy
by ilareddy13 on 04/07/2023

My favourite place in Pondy! Beautiful home tucked away in a fisherman’s village near White Town, I have stayed here for a month in the past and for a brief vacation earlier this year. The staff are...

Families and friends, large groups can book this place with enough space and a beautiful pool for a
by sibymathewk on 04/06/2023

Well, actually rating goes 4.5 as over all housekeeping experience, narrow access road to property and finding the actual house was little difficult and left much to be desired for! But once the...

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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