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Temple inspired decor @ Southern Spice, Taj Coromandel, Chennai

Temple inspired decor @ Southern Spice, Taj Coromandel, Chennai

Reflecting a flavour of each of the four southern states, various elements combine to present a grand and sensuous ambience, Southern Spice at Taj Coromandel is designed by celebrated Ed Poole of Poole Associates.

Inspired by the temple architecture of the Chola, Pallava and the Pandya dynasties, which ruled the south Indian states, the interiors of the restaurant features columns, artefacts and murals from this era. The hand-tufted carpets designed in traditional kolam / rangoli pattern welcomes you in true South Indian style. With granites adorning the foyer and the flooring, a series of granite base silver leaf columns support the intricately carved lotus designed roof panels.

The resultant perimeter arcades act as circulation paths, found in traditional temple plans, while the central hall forms a grand room in the spirit of the South Indian palaces.

Photo courtesy: Taj Coromandel

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