Aayiram Jannal Veedu

Karaikudi is an amazing tourist destination with cultural and traditional values. The place is extremely famous for its heritage and historical buildings. Karaikudi is extremely famous for its indispensable architecture. The place is filled with mind blowing buildings and one of a kind structures. One such place of significance and beauty would be the Aayiram Jannal Veedu. As suggested by its name, Aayiram Jannal Veedu has thousand windows. Locally, "Aayiram" means Thousand and "Jannal" means window.

About the House


Heritage House in Karaikudi

Aayiram Jannal Veedu is a very important and famous landmark in Karaikudi. Tourists who step into Karaikudi should visit this astounding building. In fact, when you are in Karaikudi you can ask anyone for directions to the House. The House was built in 1941. It was a unique creation by Nattukottai Chettiars. The House has 25 huge rooms and five very large halls. Visitors state that the house has around 20 doors and 1000 windows. Built over a square feet of 20,000, the house is extremely big! It is exceptionally spacious and attractive.

Present Condition of Aayiram Jannal Veedu

During mid 1990s, the house was in shambles and poorly maintained. Nevertheless, its original style of architecture and grandeur remained intact. This astonished many locals and enthusiastic tourists. The building stands without a single crack. The style of the architecture is still a very magnificent, that it would bring moments of surprise to you. Today, the building is managed and maintained by the Indian Tourism Development Board. 

How to Reach Aayiram Jannal Veedu

As mentioned previously, you can Aayiram Jannal Veedu effortlessly. Everyone in Karaikudi would direct you to the sensational spot. The building located in the heart of Karaikudi. As you reach Karaikudi, ask an auto rickshaw to guide you to the site. Else, there are frequent buses to Aayiram Jannal Veedu from the Old and New Bus Stand.

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    Mark from Chicago 120 Days ago

    An address would be helpful.

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    Gunasegaran Gengappan from Taiping, Perak, Malaysia 288 Days ago

    Who actually built it and why?

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