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Svatma, Tanjore

The city of Thanjavur or Tanjore is an important agricultural center located in the Cauvery Delta and is known as the "Rice bowl of Tamil Nadu". It is widely believed that the name Thanjavur was derived from Tanjan, a legendary demon in Hindu mythology. While the early history of Thanjavur remains unclear, the city first rose to prominence during the reign of Medieval Cholas when it served as the capital of the empire. After the fall of Cholas, the city was ruled by various dynasties like Pandyas, Vijayanagar Empire, Madurai Nayaks, Thanjavur Nayaks, Thanjavur Marathas and British Empire. It has been a part of independent India since 1947.

A beautiful hotel with marvelous architecture is located in Tanjore which goes by the name of Svatma, and is purely designed to take you on a voyage through the portals of min dindulging in luxurious leisure and dabbling with various forms of arts; all in a beautiful environment reminiscent to a home that everyone dreams of. Svatma, at every juncture reflects an individual character and personality in cognizance with multitude of uniqueness that caters to every mood of a person.

There are no standard rooms or suites at Svatma. The property offers eight different experience modules for guests to choose from, which for long staying guests may be developed into packages on special request. The inventory of 38 Luxury Heritage Rooms are well equipped with all amenities for any discerning traveler who wishes to enjoy some great moments with partner or family. In short, a feel of rich fullness and wholesomeness is what you experience in the comforts provided under one roof.

There are three Restaurants which offer unique menus. These are Aaharam, Palaharam and Nila. Aaharam is an all-day fine food restaurant with a traditional display kitchen that overlooks the pool. It has a unique menu - an exploration of Tamil cuisine available ala carte in an exclusive bouquet of plated mini meals which is most ideal for health conscious foodies wanting to explore the flavours of the region. All the ingredients are organic and carefully prepared by trained specialist chefs. Palaharam is a joyful affair of coffee and tiffin in the veranda. The special hand-poured filter coffee, traditional health drinks and gourmet ethnic snacks presented in a quirky fashion make it a most memorable hangout. Nila is a terrace dining restaurant on the rooftop under the stars truly reminiscent of family dinners of yesteryear Zamindars. The cuisine here is specially presented on moonlit nights, offering a memorable Tamilian experience to be cherished for lifetime.

It would be unfair if one does not experience the services of Arogyam the Gym and Yoga centre here. The team comprises of highly experienced tutors who use traditional asanas and simple meditative practices to rejuvenate body, mind and soul in apt sense. Not to be left behind, Soukyam the luxury spa offers four private full body massage/treatment rooms, in addition to a relaxation area for foot and shoulder massages. There is also a swimming pool fitted with Jacuzzi.

Those who wish to have a family function arranged in a colonial ambience should surely try Divyam, the banquet halls with capacity to hold 250 guests. The experience is tailor made with expert event planners, decorators, designers and culinary experts to make the moment most unique. There are gardens and patios flanking Divyam for semi outdoor ambience and a 'Pandal' or typical old world space can be created at request for the "Pandhi Sapadu" style of food service unique to Tamil Nadu.

The Svatma is simply about surrendering oneself to the charms of ancient Tamil Nadu which include its art forms, architecture, culture and culinary legacy.

How about planning your next holiday hereā€¦.!!!!!