Palais de Mahe, Pondicherry

Palais de Mahe is a quaint 18 luxury suite hotel based in the historic French quarter of Puducherry. Whilst you’re geographically on the south-eastern coast of India, the Colonial French influence still vibrates through the streets with a hint of fragrant spice and traditional Indian color. Palais de Mahe has perfected this blend of tradition and heritage to create and sustain a classic old town French romantic hotel on the coast of the Bay of Bengal.


A petite 7km from Puducherry Airport on the East side of the French Quarter White Town is where you’ll be greeted by warm smiles and a refreshing drink. Just a meander to the end of the road and you’re watching over the Bay of Bengal. The parallel neighboring streets and promenade are dotted with boutique shops next to sari merchants and spice markets. Just 10km North of Palais de Mahe is Auroville, the city within the city of Puducherry. Auroville is a township established to celebrate and realize human unity in diversity.

Your room

Your spacious airy suite is complimented by high ceilings, traditional roof beams and electric punkahs. Contemporary comforts such as traditional styled bathrooms and air conditioning are a welcomed delight in Palais de Mahe. Your private balcony overlooks the gorgeous courtyard pool area below that is complimented with greenery and traditional arches.

Why we like it

The adorable Palais de Mahe gets it. Its location is ideal for wanderers and relaxers alike and the traditional French style treated by the Indian shade is a sight to behold.