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.
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...
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...
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...