Kodaikanal, unlike her bustling sister hill town Ooty, still remains sleepy, hardly spoilt by the hustle and bustle of city life. This magical paradise is a tourist haven, and boasts of hundreds of flora and fauna species that abound in its valleys. The clean refreshing climate with its crisp air and endless lush forests are the major attractions for tourists.
The sightseeing spots are breathtaking and include places like Coaker’s Walk, Pillar Falls, Kodaikanal Lake ,Devil’s Kitchen, Bear Shola Falls and of course the famous suicide point and Lady’s Seat.Heritage hotels in Kodaikanal provide their guests the luxury of enjoying a homely stay. The hotels have been converted from old colonial style buildings that were home to British occupants of the colonial era. The rooms are all spacious and the period furniture remains untouched.
Tourists who have never enjoyed the comforts of old colonial British type homes are sure to be floored by the very looks of both the interiors and exteriors of these heritage hotels and home stays. Tourists and guests can expect to enjoy both the old and the new simultaneously. The modern day fixtures in some of these hotels can make your stay extremely comfortable.
Kodaikanal Hotels include the likes of Villa Retreat and Hotel J’s Heritage, that offer comfortable stay at Kodai with amenities like travel desk, h/c running water, room service, cable TV, restaurant, doctor on demand, telephone and laundry service. For the budget conscious travelers who want to experience home- stays, there are hotels like Kumaragiri, Kodai Abode, Dalethorpe, and Rands.
These home stays are often old colonial bungalows nestled amongst meadows, endless rows of eucalyptus trees and pine groves. The immaculate lawns and well kept gardens are a real feast to the eyes, with colorful flowers and exotic herbs. Staying at home stays or heritage hotels is a good way to spend your vacation with your family meaningfully. Guests can enjoy nature at its best in idyllic natural surroundings and breathe in some crisp clean air.
Theses old bungalows are still maintained well though modern amenities have been provided. Guests who opt for home stays or these colonial heritage homes can experience the colonial style of living which is rare to find in cities. Bookings need to be made well in advance especially during the peak tourist seasons.
Those wanting to get away from the humdrum of city life and all its gadgets like television and telephone can opt for home-stays to enjoy some quiet and peaceful moments during their vacations.
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