Southern Sojourn: Accommodation
Here are some of our recommended hotels. More pictures in the bar on the right.
Taj Coromandel, Chennai
Traditional Taj hospitality in a central location.
Fisherman's Cove, Mahabalipuram
Five star accommodation at Mahabalipuram.
Ideal Beach Resort, Mahabalipuram
Beachfront comfort at a reasonable price.
Value for money, no frills, self-service.
Hotel Gnanam, Tanjore
Clean modern comfort, free Wi-Fi.
Tanjore Hi Hotel, Tanjore
A colonial structure with chic decor, centrally located.
GRT Regency, Madurai
Traditional southern hospitality in a modern setting.
Fortune Pandiyan, Madurai
In the city centre, 2 km from the Meenakshi Temple.
Kodai Resort Hotel, Kodaikanal
Resort hotel almost in the centre of town.
Zuri Hotel, Kumarakom
A luxurious lakeside resort
Backwater Ripples, Kumarakom
Affordable lakeside luxury.
Taj Gateway, Cochin
Conveniently located on Marine Drive in downtown Cochin.
Metropolitan Accord, Chennai
Modern comfort, good for both business and leisure.
Radisson Blu Temple Bay, Mahabalipuram
Close to the beach with a huge pool.
Le Dupleix, Pondicherry
Four star boutique heritage hotel near the beach.
Promenade Hotel, Pondicherry
Five star boutique hotel overlooking the Bay of Bengal.
Sangam Hotel, Tanjore
Clean affordable comfort near the temples.
Hotel Heritage, Madurai
Beautiful heritage property set amidst 17 acres of greenery.
Gateway Hotel Pasumalai, Madurai
A deluxe heritage hotel run by the Taj Group.
Hill Country Resort, Kodaikanal
Resort-style hotel a few kilometres out of town.
Carlton Hotel, Kodaikanal
Old world charm, five star comfort by the lake.
Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kumarakom
Five star traditional Kerala hospitality.
Vivanta by Taj, Kumarakom
A lakeside resort with Taj hospitality.
Vivanta by Taj- Malabar, Cochin
Tastefully appointed with arresting views of the harbour.
The seaside town of Mahabalipuram is a historical World Heritage Site famous for its rock-cut shore temples. The carvings depict scenes from the Mahabharata . Among them is Arjuna's Penance (aka Descent of the Ganges), an immense and intricate bas relief from the 7th century. Mahabalipuram also has options for bike trips, fishing trips, boat rides and trekking.
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