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THE DUNNOTTAR BUNGALOW

Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

NORTH WING | 4-6 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2.5 Baths | 3-night minimum stay

SOUTH WING | 6-8 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 3.5 Baths | 3-night minimum stay

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WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL

ICONIC

The Dunnottar Bungalow is a lovingly restored, classical Kodaikanal heritage cottage set on one of the most quiet and beautiful locations by the lake. Luxuriously appointed and cleverly converted into two wings - one 2-bedroom and one-three bedroom, its perfect for couples, a family or even larger groups of friends. Enjoy relaxing days in the beautiful sun-lit spaces enhanced by beautiful views of the forest and wild garden, Pamper yourself with the full-service staff on site, and enjoy some of the most delicious food in Kodaikanal.

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Surrounded by giant eucalyptus trees and views
of the lake, you are
instantly transported to another world

With two independent wings, you have a choice of renting the 2-bedroom north wing, the 3-bedroom south wing, or the whole bungalow.

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UNLOCKING UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Early morning walks around the Kodaikanal Lake and meet local residents and city-slickers. A cup of masala chai at one of the lakeside shops is the per-fect midway stop.

  • Take a wooden row boat and explore all five “fingers” of the Kodai Lake. Hire a boatman and learn how to row.

  • Go on nature walks with Vijay, arguably the most knowledgeable person in Kodaikanal on its flora and fauna.

  • There are several half and full-day guided hikes with local experts ranging from easy to challenging.

  • Spend an afternoon with a local artist in her studio learning about her technique and what inspires her.

  • Visit artisanal food producers - from organic coffee estate tours, cheese factory visits, vegetable farms, permaculture, and learning to bake bread.

  • Play badminton, billiards or a round of golf at one of the local Clubs.

  • Explore the bazaar & the Sunday Farmers Market

  • Go on scenic self-drives with a picnic hamper.

  • Light a bonfire at home or enjoy a good BBQ.

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PLACES AROUND YOU

  • Poombarai (scenic drive, terraced villages, temple) 40-50 minutes

  • Mannavanur (scenic drive, sheep & rabbit farms, picnics) 60-70 minutes

  • Palani (temple on the rock) 2 hours

  • Dindigul (fort, cigars, and flower market) 2.5 hours

  • Madurai (palaces, temples, street food, architecture) 3 hours

  • Closest Railhead: Kodai Road Station 2 hours

  • Closest Airport: Madurai 3 hours

Each LuxUnlock Villa Experience includes the professional Travel Planning of of our 25-year luxury parent company, Milesworth Journeys , and supported by our LUL Concierge. We work closely with you to develop a Trip Itinerary that reflects your personal interests. From the moment you book a LUL Villa until you return home, you have continuous access to our curated circle of tour guides and domain experts and a host of wonderful, authentic, and unique experiences.

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