Experience the warmth of traditional Tamil homes in our Cottage Room, equipped with a front veranda that is perfect for relaxing in the evening breeze. Designed like traditional Tamil homes, with large ornate doors, partially- open bathrooms, Athangudi- tiled floors and verandas that offer a view of the green landscapes.
A divine experience nestled in Veppathur, Kumbakonam – the town of 5000 temples. The property is designed like an ‘agraharam’ – the characteristically Brahmin street lined with ‘illams’ (homes). It’s a tribute to the region’s heritage, and its historic stature as a seat of power in South India.
The living spaces offer a window into what was once a predominant way of life, where cultures, communities and traditions thrived in harmony. The chimes of the tolling bell that welcome you, are a precursor to the sublime experience that awaits. You step into a street modeled after a typical Agraharam – literally translating into ‘garland of houses’.
These houses, or ‘Illams’, line both sides of the streets. The cottages are designed like traditional Chettiar homes – with large verandas, Athangudi tiles on the floor, ornate Burmese teak doors and open-to-air bathrooms.
Strolling through the property, you will come across lush green coconut groves, temple shrines and the occasional peacock that has made a home here. The landscape takes your senses on a much deeper journey, elevating your holiday to a higher level of transcendence.
30 kms from Kumbakonam, Mantra Koodam is situated in the village of Veppathur.
Kumbakonam refers to the ‘kumbha’, or mythical pot that contained all seeds of life, displaced by the dissolution of the universe until it came to a rest at where this town stands. Enter into a world of otherworldly charm, 6 kms from this spiritual spot. A region dating back to the Sangam period, Kumbakonam rose to be a prominent city between the 7th and 9th centuries AD, when it was occupied by the mighty Cholas. During the British Rule, the town became a prominent centre of European education and Hindu culture, acquiring the name “Cambridge of South India”. The town is located right at the heart of the celebrated temple trail of South India, just an hour from Tanjavur. With over 5000 big and small temples spread across its landscape, it is rightly called the ‘temple town’. 30 kms from Kumbakonam, our property is situated in the village of Veppathur. Spread over 15 acres, the property is flanked by the Veera Chozha and Cauvery rivers on either side. A destination that’s serenaded by the sound of gushing rivers, chirping birds and the chimes of a divine experience.
Thiruvidaimarudur, Tamil Nadu, อินเดีย