Well placed, remote but still have access to modern services. Mouth watering vegetarian food, excellent hospitality services.
Will definitely visit again. Nice village style cooked food. Easy access from the train station. Good collection of books.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mangala Heritage Home is a simple, traditional home in the small town of Tirupugalur, situated on the outskirts of Nagapattinam District, rich in agricultural beauty, green waves of grain, tamarind-lined roads and cool, dark temple tanks.Ranvir Shah, who runs the Prakriti Foundation in Chennai, stumbled upon the place when looking for a house that could accommodate scholars and others exploring the magnificent Thyagarajaswamy Temple in Thiruvarur. Once he bought, he was clear as to what it would become – a place where travelers could experience Tamil village life.Mangala has had the benefit of impeccable design inputs from cultural heavyweight, Shanta Guhan and architect, Benny Kuriakose, famous for his work at Dakshinachitra. The home has 5 a/c rooms – 4 en suite doubles and 1 without attached bath. The bedrooms are well equipped, inviting and meet the high expectations of the discerning traveler. The rooms painted in the fearless, yet serene colours of the countryside. The floors are of red oxide, stone and terracotta tiles. The bathrooms have hand-beaten brass washbins crafted in Pune and locally sourced brass taps and pipes and is equipped with all the modern amenities.The courtyards are painted in the colours of the sun and the sky and are embellished with glossy, tapered wooden pillars.The common dining area is situated to one side of the larger courtyard. Home style, vegetarian food is traditionally served on the banana leaf.Arun manages the home and provides the meals. He lives just three doors away and is always on call. ... more less