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About The Bungalow on the Beach

British Governors historic beachfront property once central to Danish spice traders

The restored Bungalow stands as a reminder of a Danish Governor and Admiral sent by the king of Denmark with two ships to open up the spice trade. Well received by the Nayak ruler of Tanjore and given this territory, the Danish East India Company built Dansborg Fort in 1620 to export pepper to Denmark.
Thrangambadi, ‘land of the waves’ in Tamil, became Tranquebar for the Danes and still shares many connections with this far away land. The oldest Lutheran church in India was built here in 1706 following the establishment of a printing press and the translation of the Bible into the local Tamil Language. The Danes remained until 1845 when the territory was sold to the British Raj, and it became the home of British Administrator of the area.

The property was sensitively restored in 2004. With it's high ceilings and grand courtyards it once again evokes the formality of a colonial heritage.

Grandeur and Colonial history in a beachfront location

 

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