In a Nutshell

Superbly located in Pondicherry’s French Quarter, Palais de Mahe makes a charming boutique retreat with swimming pool, spa and great French-Indian cuisine.

At a Glance

  • Delightful French mansion
  • Central courtyard with swimming pool
  • Great Franco-Indian fusion cuisine
  • Small spa
$ $ $
Boutique Hotel
18
Rooms
WiFi
Swimming Pool

The Detail

Faithfully styled on a three-storey mansion house in the historic heart of the former French colony of Pondicherry in Tamil Nadu, Palais de Mahe is a lovely boutique hotel set two streets back from the Bay of Bengal. Its 18 rooms are set off a central courtyard swimming pool, and come with charming colonial furnishings and spacious bathrooms. Breakfasts are served on the terrace, and in the evenings delicious French-Indian fusion cuisine is served in the hotel restaurant Mahe de Malabar.

Being located in the heart of French Pondicherry means that you don’t have to walk far to experience the rhythms of life in Pondicherry. Take an evening stroll along the promenade and take the breezes like the locals do, or wander along to the famous Aurobindo ashram for some spiritual enlightenment. If the heat of Pondicherry is too much, simply borrow a book from the library at the Palais de Mahe and find a cool corner, or treat yourself to an Ayurvedic massage in the spa.

Palais De Mahe Itineraries

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Classic Tamil Nadu

Chennai - Rajakkad - Madurai - Chettinad - Tanjore - Pondicherry - Covelong  

For hardened Indiaphiles, Tamil Nadu is somewhat of a holy grail. Lying off-the-beaten-track, you can explore stunning Hindu temples with a distinct Dravidian Culture awaiting you.

15 days from £2005 p. p.

Southern Trader: a tour of Kerala and Tamil Nadu

Chennai - Pondicherry - Tanjore - Madurai - Rajakkad - Munnar - Backwaters - Cochin  

This classic route takes you from Chennai (Madras) in Tamil Nadu, through the hills and into the Kerala to see the tea estates, backwaters and ending on the beach.

16 days from £2270 p. p.

Experiences

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