we enjoyed staying at Mangala Heritage home, a typical and traditionnal village house which reminded me that of my grand parents. Interior decoration was great and refined, the owner M.Ranvir Shah good taste! Rooms were big and we had the whole house for us (9 persons). The satff was kind and helpful. The vegetarian menu was prepared according to our wishes and food was excellent. We had cycles to go round the fields which were unfortunately dry during this period. We have met friendly villagers and visited the big temple and many small temples around.
I suggest to those who cannot appreciate village life and tarditionnal homes not to come. This home is meant only for true lovers of nature and cultural authenticity.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mangala Heritage Retreat, Thirupughalur, 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mangala Rural Retreat Nagapattinam, India - Tamil Nadu