The red oxide floors and wooden four-poster beds at ‪CGH Earth‬’s ‪Maison Perumal‬ feel like they've been transported from half a century ago. Explore the simple (yet luxurious) life of conservative Tamil Nadu in this former family mansion in ‪‎Pondicherry‬.

The red oxide floors and wooden four-poster beds at ‪CGH Earth‬’s ‪Maison Perumal‬ feel like they've been transported from half a century ago. Explore the simple (yet luxurious) life of conservative Tamil Nadu in this former family mansion in ‪‎Pondicherry‬.

Spices at Visalam hotel in Kanaddukathan | Photographed by James Bedford for Condé Nast Traveller

Spices at Visalam hotel in Kanaddukathan | Photographed by James Bedford for Condé Nast Traveller

Chittoor Kottaram, a heritage hotel, is the legacy of a long-lost kingdom in India. Rajah Rama Varma of Cochin, built this peaceful home in Kerala, following an invasion by a rival king. Although simple, the palace’s architecture has a regal finish that speaks of the refined taste of its royal resident.

Chittoor Kottaram, a heritage hotel, is the legacy of a long-lost kingdom in India. Rajah Rama Varma of Cochin, built this peaceful home in Kerala, following an invasion by a rival king. Although simple, the palace’s architecture has a regal finish that speaks of the refined taste of its royal resident.

The solid brass keys once used in traditional homes of Tamil Nadu

The solid brass keys once used in traditional homes of Tamil Nadu

Coconut Lagoon resort’s slant-roofed timber-and-tile mansions will take you back to Kerala's past.  #MeAndCGHEarth

Coconut Lagoon resort’s slant-roofed timber-and-tile mansions will take you back to Kerala's past. #MeAndCGHEarth

David Hall, a restored heritage building, in FortKochi is a CGH Earth space focused on art and the community.

David Hall, a restored heritage building, in FortKochi is a CGH Earth space focused on art and the community.

A beautiful kolam design in front of ‪a heritage hotel in Pondicherry. Kolam art is a traditional Tamil Nadu custom for good luck.

A beautiful kolam design in front of ‪a heritage hotel in Pondicherry. Kolam art is a traditional Tamil Nadu custom for good luck.


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Palais de Mahe, a boutique hotel by CGH Earth in Pondicherry

Palais de Mahe, a boutique hotel by CGH Earth in Pondicherry

Reading A Passage to India,  which is set in India in the 1920s, reminded me of my love for British Colonial decor.   The British colonies a...

Reading A Passage to India, which is set in India in the 1920s, reminded me of my love for British Colonial decor. The British colonies a...

The Daily Telegraph reviews CGH Earth’s Brunton Boatyard, a boutique hotel in Kerala, India.

Brunton Boatyard Hotel

The Daily Telegraph reviews CGH Earth’s Brunton Boatyard, a boutique hotel in Kerala, India.

Luxury hotels and resorts in South India by CGH Earth

Luxury hotels and resorts in South India by CGH Earth

A royal welcome awaits you at Chittoor Kottaram, a palace turned hotel in Kerala that only entertains 1 guest/one couple/ one family at a time.

A royal welcome awaits you at Chittoor Kottaram, a palace turned hotel in Kerala that only entertains 1 guest/one couple/ one family at a time.

King size beds at Brunton Boatyard, a luxury boutique hotel in Fort Kochi, India.

King size beds at Brunton Boatyard, a luxury boutique hotel in Fort Kochi, India.

Casino Hotel Kochi takes pride in our green methods. Something you will appreciate as you dine at our Fort Cochin restaurant, under a banyan tree and lush green lawns.

Casino Hotel Kochi takes pride in our green methods. Something you will appreciate as you dine at our Fort Cochin restaurant, under a banyan tree and lush green lawns.

Pondicherry is a fusion of French and Tamil cultures. To get a taste of both, visit CGH Earth boutique hotels - Palais de Mahe and Maison Perumal - on your Pondicherry trip.

Pondicherry is a fusion of French and Tamil cultures. To get a taste of both, visit CGH Earth boutique hotels - Palais de Mahe and Maison Perumal - on your Pondicherry trip.

Casino Hotel in Kochi, Kerala, India.

Casino Hotel in Kochi, Kerala, India.

The luxurious bathroom at Eighth Bastion hotel in Fort Kochi, India.

The luxurious bathroom at Eighth Bastion hotel in Fort Kochi, India.

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