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GRATITUDE is an offering to the Mother and Sri Aurobindo
A heritage hotel and a quiet retreat, an unusual and exclusive place to stay in Pondicherry, India, Boutique hotel, Bed & breakfast with yoga & meditation. Jyoti Cariappa Saikia & Kakoli Banerjee
A heritage hotel and a quiet retreat, an unusual and exclusive place to stay in Pondicherry, India, Boutique hotel, Bed & breakfast with yoga & meditation. Jyoti Cariappa Saikia & Kakoli Banerjee
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GRATITUDE at Pondicherry is a home and a place of retreat for the owner, and she has now opened it up for like minded people who will appreciate the beauty and the quietness of this French colonial heritage house in Pondicherry , India.
Pondicherry retains the ambience of the French, Creole and Tamil past in its architecture, food & cultural heritage.
The house has been restored lovingly over a period of three years in collaboration with Intach, who specialise in restoring historical and heritage sites through out India.
A primary concern was, maintaining the authenticity of the architectural style and method of construction that was prevalent when this house was built. Its high columns, wide arches, the inner courtyard, the madras terrace roof, all come together to give it a stature that truly befits a heritage structure.
But the structure is only the outer shell.What gives Gratitude its true essence is the quiet joy and peace that gives this home a healing atmosphere. It is rare to find a place of quietude inviting one to contemplation inner journey without compromising on comfort. It is spotlessly clean and decorated with impeccable taste in the style of the period. The furniture is mainly antiques salvaged from homes of that period and restored to much of its original beauty

The owners have a love of textiles which shows in the Anglo French furnishings.
The residents and staff are friendly & helpful without being intrusive or overbearing.
All rooms are air conditioned and have attached baths. The house is entirely a non-smoking zone. There are no televisions in the rooms. It is an ideal place for writers, artists and other creative people who are seeking a place conducive to their work. However, Pondicherry is a lively town and offers a wide variety of cafes, restaurants and things to do for those who want to enjoy the Mediterranean enthusiasm of this seaside resort. All this is within walking distance of Gratitude.
There are facilities for in-house massage & you can join our Yoga sessions  (extra charge).
We do have free Internet wi-fi and you can use your laptops with headphones. Being a home away from home, long term stays are possible at reduced rates. Although we love children, this house is not for them as we believe they need to have the freedom to play without restraint. If you think Gratitude is the kind of place you are looking for, then please click here. We will respond within a day.