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HOUSE ON THE HILL

Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu | 6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 3.5 Baths | 5-night minimum stay

WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL

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House on the Hill is one of the most iconic private homes in the Palani Hills, set in a pear orchard on a quiet hillside away from the buzz of downtown Kodaikanal. Enjoy relaxing days doing yoga in the garden, reading a book under the shade of a pear tree, lighting-up a bonfire or doing a BBQ under the stars with friends. We recommend a mixture of staying in at home and some time out doing walks or hikes in the hills and meeting interesting artisanal food producers in the Palani Hills.

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Rated by Architectural Digest Magazine as one of the most beautiful homes in India

Families with older children or a small group of friends will enjoy the stunning design, and modern luxuries

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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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