Neemrana Bungalows on the Beach - Tranquebar
Neemrana Hotels are a set of diverse heritage non-hotels (they choose to call themselves non-hotels for the unique informal way in which they operate). Three of these, Bungalow On the Beach, Nayak House and Gate House are located at Tranquebar (Tamil Nadu), 10 kms from Karikal (Pondicherry UT) at 120 kms South of Pondicherry.
These are basically three separate heritage bungalows on the beach around Danish Fort exuding a laidback character and charm.
Bungalow On the Beach has been popular with inbound travellers on the heritage itinerary of Tamil Nadu and off-beat getaway seekers / family travellers looking for a “do nothing” getaway.
There is still things to do if one chooses to:
Swimming: The private garden pool is situated between the bungalow and the sea
The Beach: One of the major attractions of Tranquebar is its rich ozone layer - most evident on the beach
Bird watching: The Uppanar River is venue for bird watchers
Boat trips: Boat trips may be organised along the coast, with possible visits to fishing villages
Dansborg Fort: Every weekend hundreds of local families from the neighbouring villages gather around the 400 year old Fort which is the second largest Danish fort after Kronborg located in Denmark
Dansborg Archaeological Museum: The Dansborg Archaeological Museum situated inside the fort holds a collection of curios and artefacts dating back to the Danes. It also has fossils of early centuries, coins, fish bones, Chinese porcelain and weapons
The Governor's Bungalow: Built in 1784, the Governor’s Bungalow is a local cultural centre
Masilamani Nathar Temple: The 700 year old Masilamani Nathar Temple built in 1306 by the Pandya King Maravarmam Kulasekara Pandyan is unique in its architecture
Recommended stay: 2 nights Season: October - March
- Bungalow on the Beach is recommended as Heritage Bungalows in Tranquebar
- Gate House is recommended as Heritage Bungalows in Tranquebar