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The cultural Tanjore Hi in the ancient temple town of Thanjavur, India

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Tanjore Hi is a stunning heritage boutique hotel designed to cater to the growing demand for long stay destinations with soul and comfort where cultures, ideas and people merge with one another.

The luxury Indian hotel is located in the heart of the legendary city of Thanjavur (formally known as Tanjore), Tamil Nadu, south India just 55 Kms from away from Trichy Airport and 400 km from the cultural capital of Chennai.

Tanjore Hi is the perfect gateway to visit this very rich region. Only a ten minute walk from the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Brihadeeswarar Temple (or Brahadeeswara temple) built by Rajaraja Chola during the 11th century and within easy reach by car of Trichy, Kumbakoonam and Chettinad.

The 15-room hotel is a welcome escape from the streets that surround it and provides a calm and contemporary escape from the buzzing temple town. The rooms are unique and designed in a very refined and elegant contemporary style with a high level of comfort.

The fabulous rooftop restaurant provides a rich fusion of Indian and continental cuisine.  Food is made-to-order, using fresh organic produce from local farms at sister resorts, The Dune, Eco Village and Spa, Pondicherry and Elephant Valley, Eco Farm Hotel and the Kodaikanal.

In addition to its delicious food the eco-chic hotel is committed to reducing their impact on the environment and have inverter technology air conditioning and use eco-friendly products. In each room there is complimentary Wi-Fi, a CFC free mini bar, an electronic safe, a solar hot water system, LED lighting, organic linen and organic bath amenities.

One of the most distinctive features running throughout the Tanjore Hi is the unusual photography that is used on walls, in bathrooms and even on ceilings. The art combines temple and street scenes with layers of other images to create imaginative city and townscapes. Many of the pieces are lit from behind and use the photographic negative.

Tanjore Hi Hotel, 464 East Main Street, Thanjavur, 613001,  Tamil Nadu, India, tanjorehihotel.com

Images courtesy of Laura Cook Photography and Jeremy Carroll

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Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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March 25, 2013 | India Tamil Nadu Travel | View comments

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