Last week saw us visit the beautiful Meenakshi Temple in Madurai, devour traditionally prepared South Indian lunches served on banana leaves and get lost in a tropical haven created by Geoffery Bawa.
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Heritage Madurai is a 17-acre resort originally called the Madurai Club and was designed by the famous Sri Lankan architect Geoffery Bawa. Bawa's style of blending indoor & outside spaces is evident through out the resort.
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Locally sourced materials and natural elements makes this place very unique. Bawa's disciple Vinod Jayasinghe has restored this resort to it's former glory by blending tradition with modern luxuries.
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Granite used liberally at the resort.
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Intricately carved door at the reception area.
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Reception area with antique wicker work chair.
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Entrance lobby with fresh floating flowers in a granite urli.
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Lotus leaves growing tall at the entrance area.her21
'Frangipani' trees framing the Luxury Villas.her5
Granite pillars and furniture at the Luxury Villas.her7
Our room.her15


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Traditional wooden doors and granite formed the main design in the room.her4
Our very own plunge pool with Frangipani tree!her22
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Temple Tank inspired pool at dusk.
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Dining area at dusk.
Geoffery Bawa~ I really adore your style. Madurai ~ I enjoyed your rich culture.
(Images by Arch)
 
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