Swamimalai, in Kumbakkonam, near Tanjore, houses several temples apart from the Navagraha temples, the nine planet temples and it is also the capital of bronze iconography. Even today, the world rejoices the aroma of the Kumbakonam Degree Coffee. Distinctively, INDeco Hotels, Swamimalai, lies amidst 3 UNESCO World Heritage destinations: Darasuram, Gangaikondacholapuram and the Bragadeeswara Temple in Tanjore. This international hotel is the regions first and now the biggest and most sought after.
In mid-July 1896, in Thimmakudy, a small hamlet in Kumbakonam, foundation work for this epic home began. In 1906, the massive project was completed by Sri.Srinivasa Iyer. Generations of his family continued to live here until the 1990’s. This house has played host to many freedom fighters and religious leaders – significantly the great Hindu pontiff Sankarachrarya of Kanchi Mutt, who lived here during his visits to this town, the poet Subramanya Bharathi also frequented to receive support for his news paper.
In 1996, the familial household changed hands and is currently owned by Steve Borgia. Under very divine circumstances INDeco Hotels Swamimalai was manifested in an epic villa, exactly a hundred years after the original house was built. The most important prerogative was to ensure that the hotel emerged from the existing village framework, its heritage, culture, traditions, lifestyle, and practices.Transformed from a home to a Hotel, it has turned into an experience, providing local flavour for the global market, created by local craftsmen, serviced by the neighbourhood and entertained through local talent.
Over the years, INDeco Hotels, Swamimalai has inspired a million, not only as a hotel but as a lifestyle product and has emerged as a destination in itself. The experience at INDeco Hotels Swamimalai can cultivate deep change in society. It is simply awe-inspired by the culture of this land and the unparalleled intellectual history of this region.
Your very stay here can be a workshop. INDeco Hotels Swamimalai is a space of energy grounded in a wildly active environment. With your eyes closed you can see the convergence of all elements created for man’s well being. Art, Culture and History sweeps gently but ignites deep thinking. The entire experience could be an adventure, but you got to believe it is an unfurling of a divine mantra.