Welcome to Heritage, Welcome to Madurai.
A resort, one hundred years in the making, in the heart of a city that grew from drops of nectar
that flowed from the locks of Shiva, as legend would have us believe.
Enter the gates of the 17-acre resort, and experience the Madurai of distant past. Heritage
Madurai - a signature Luxury Resort in the ‘Temple City’, Madurai in Tamil Nadu, South India.
Heritage Madurai was built in 1923 as the residence for the British officers of the Madura coats
a pioneering textile company, that went on to build brands such a Louise Philippe and Van
Husen. In the 1970s the renowned Srilankan architect Geoffery Bawa built the club house on
the grounds of the officer’s bungalows. Using honey colored granite, materials and artisans
from within 20 miles of Madurai he created a landmark Bawa structure. Today this building
functions as our restaurant and coffee shop.
Within a career that spanned 40 years, Sri Lankan architect, Geoffrey Bawa came to be
regarded as one of the most respected and inspired architects in the world. Bawa excelled in
building in a natural environment, creating spaces that blended the outside with the inside. A
principle force behind a style of architecture known as ‘tropical modernism’, Bawa carried
much of these ideals into the old Madurai Club