Gateway Hotel Pasumalai

Heritage hotel in Madurai

A stunning escape from the city scramble, the Taj-group Gateway sprawls across hilltop gardens 6km southwest of Madurai centre. The views, outdoor pool and 60 resident peacocks are wonderful, and rooms are luxuriously comfy and well equipped, with glassed-in showers and do-it-yourself yoga kits. The Garden All Day restaurant is excellent.