Revolving around colonial trading centres on the coast and the great Chola temples of Madurai and the Kaveri Delta, this culturally rich tour takes you…
OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE AWARD WINNING HOLIDAYS TO ASIA 100% FINANCIAL PROTECTION - ATOL ABTA AITO
A little known European enclave on the Coromandel coast is the former Danish colony of Tranquebar (a corruption of its original Tamil name, Tarangambadi) which was founded in the 1620s as a ‘factory’ for trading pepper and cloth. Aside from a crumbling fort and a couple of Lutheran churches, the only surviving reminder of this forgotten era is a beautifully restored heritage hotel called the Bungalow on the Beach, located, as its name suggests, a stone’s throw from the churning surf of the Bay of Bengal.
You can sleep in simply furnished, high-ceilinged rooms inside the main Danish residence, or in an adjacent Tamil house. Either way, you’re assured of plenty of old-world atmosphere, and should the waves just beyond the walls be too rough for a dip, there’s a delightful garden pool surrounded by a sun deck.
Stay at Bungalow on the Beach, Tranquebar during any one of these delightful holidays.