Cardamom House
Near Dindigul, Tamil Nadu
Owned and managed by a retired British Physician, Cardamom House enjoys a stunning location on the edge of the monsoon dependent Kamarajar Lake which nestles in the foothills of the Western Ghats. It is an ideal place to experience true unspoiled rural life. Birdlife is abundant and one can even get the occasional glimpse of a leopard as they move silently through the undergrowth.

There are 6 double rooms and a suite, all of which enjoy superb views of both the lake and the Western Ghats. The rooms are cooled by ceiling fans and are simply but pleasingly furnished. Early morning tea or coffee is served in the verandah outside the room whilst lunch is in ‘Four Winds’ – an area cooled by natural breezes. In the evening one can watch the sun sink below the Western Ghats while enjoying sundowners on the rooftop terrace. A wide variety of meals using recipes from around the world are created and only fresh produce from the local village market or its own farm is used.
Activities and Excursions :
• A walk along the lake gives birders the opportunity to get close to the water birds around the coast.
• A short walk takes one to Lord Sadyani Temple which is of deep religious significance to many Hindus and in August there is a festival held here which is attended by some 40,000 pilgrims.
• A 1 ˝ hour hike leads to waterfalls which during monsoon are a magnificent sight. One can take a cooling swim in a natural rock pool and even picnic.
• Nearby Athoor village accompanied by an English speaking staff makes for an interesting visit. There are many sights to see and also the chance to meet and talk to the villagers
• The charming little town of Dindigul, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a 45-minute drive. It is steeped in history, revolving around the famous warrior Tipu Sultan.
• Madurai is also a mere 1 ˝ hour drive from here. The Sri Meenakshi Temple of Madurai is not only one of the most spectacular temples in India, but also an important pilgrimage site.
How To Get There :
The closest airports are Madurai or Trichy which are a 2 and 3 hours drive from Cardamom House respectively. Dindigul Junction, about 21 km away, is a major stop on the main line from Chennai and there are frequent trains.

From Cardamom House, one may go on to the famous hill station of Kodaikanal. The 3-hour drive takes you through the spectacular mountainous scenery of the Western Ghats.
Price :
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