Celebrating the ethos of a French colony of the 18th century and breathing the life of the community around is Maison Perumal in Pondicherry. A quaint mix of French and Tamil cultures, Pondicherry is where French style villas and traditional Tamil homes exist side by side. And French is spoken as widely as Tamil. In fact, the entire town is divided into two sections, the French Quarter with typically colonial buildings, and the Indian or Tamil Quarter with houses lined with verandas, large doors and grills. True to its name, Maison Perumal located on Perumal Koil Street in the Tamil Quarter of Pondicherry is an amalgamation of French and Tamil cultures. Untouched by time, Maison Perumal resounds the spirit of another era.
Accommodation: 10 Standard rooms of quiet elagance, of which two are twin rooms. All rooms air-conditioned.
Dining: The restaurant serves a continental breakfast, appam & stew for lunch and Seafood dinner.
Things to do: Explore the town on foot or on cycles. Pondicherry has beautiful heritage buildings, restaurants, beach and offers good shopping.
Getting here: 140 km from Chennai International Airport and about 300 km from Bangalore