What a wonderful property - and what a history that goes along with it. First on the property - over 300 years and renovated in true Neemrana style - kept all the history intact but with the needed comforts. Could not get over the height of the ceiling, the large doors and windows and the super long door and window bolts. View from the balcony, which is only 100 feet away from the ocean, is incredible. No need to walk anywhere for the sunrise!
The Tranquebar fort is just 200 feet away and a small walking path and period lighting has been created in between the two. Nice small pool and very good food - although the service could have been a bit better. Excellent place to chill.
- Also Known As:
- Bungalow On The Beach Hotel Tharangambadi
- Bungalow On The Beach Hotel
- Hotel On The Beach
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The restored Bungalow stands as a reminder of a Danish Admiral, Ove Gjedde, sent by the king of Denmark with two ships. They were well received by the Nayak ruler of Tanjore, and given this territory. Then Dansborg, the Fort of Tharangambadi – a solid example of Scandinavian military architecture was established to export pepper to Denmark. The oldest Lutheran church in India was built here in 1706.Today you can drive in through a beautiful gate of the majestic King Street, past Lutheran churches and grand bungalows of the Danish Governors’ and the British Collector’s residence. Re-live marine history; visit the temples of Kumbakonam and Tanjore. The town remains a glorious tribute to architecture from across the world.Tranquebar is reputed to have the thickest ozone layer in India which is ideal for relaxation as it rejuvenates and helps all those who visit prolong their life. Facing full east, The Bungalow on the Beach gives guests their own encounter with the sun and sea breeze. Time becomes irrelevant when you stand facing the sunrise: a 14th century Pandya temple on your left and a 17th century Danish fort to the right.Come taste ‘eternity’ in a stopover! ... more less
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