Vysial- Street

The stretch of Vysial Street between Mission Street and M.G. Road has the remaining core of Hindu Tamil houses maintaining the earliest fusion with European style. Some of the houses in this traditional neighbourhood of rich merchants are 250 years old. It has some prominent feature like the ‘thinnai’ (a flat-ceiling platform built into the facade and supported by large wooden columns), the ‘mutram’ (a central open courtyard surrounded by a colonnaded roofed space) and the ‘thalvaram’ (a tiled roof extending from the sloping roof to posts or pillars at the curb, sheltered people from intense rain or shine.

Vysial Street,