The gentle rumbling of the sea beckons you towards worlds long lost – of palaces with high ceilings that hold memories of a colonial past. In the quaint town of Pondicherry, the present cajoles history to re-surface once again. A bird sings an old French song, it’s notes dulled by the fragrant winds from the Coromandel coast. For the traveller, the character of Pondicherry, fondly called Pudducherry, is laden with intrigue. On one hand is the spirit of Colonial France with its sprightly yellow, plastered bungalows, and flower balconies; and on the other is the essence of Tamil Nadu with temples, bazaars, and art. Palais de Mahe is a dwelling for the traveller who is exploring the cultural dichotomy of old port towns. The hotel offers the unique opportunity of experiencing the Tamilian life, through its locally sourced products while living within the architecture of old French Quarters. Palais De Mahe is mindful of the rich contrasts of Pondicherry and makes them it’s own.
Cuisines Offered: Organic
Rejuvenate yourself through the various herbal massages and therapies that promise to take your worries away. The ingredients used are all natural, with some of the most experienced hands in Ayurveda. Enjoy this gift of mother nature for all the stress that you have accumulated. The personalised Ayurveda treatments will be complimented by daily yoga and meditation sessions which will leave you with a renewed sense of balance in your mind and in your body.
The hotel is especially known for its delicious cuisine. The convergence of French and Indian cuisine is guaranteed to leave your taste buds craving for more. The menu is carefully planned, and the chef ensures that all your needs are satisfied on your plate. Following yogic principles as well as the local culture - you won\'t be eating red meat here - the focus is on locally-sourced vegetables (many from the gardens) and fresh seafood.