Cardomom House is very special. From the moment you arrive, to the moment you leave, everything is perfect. The welcome from Chris and his team is unique, and nothing is too much for them. The setting is idyllic, with 4 rooms in the main house, with a central opening between the rooms, open to allow a breeze and over-looking a large lake, where we swam daily. The food is delicious: breakfast on your large vernandah, lunch in the shade and supper on the roof with veiws of the stars. The rooms are lovely, with nice bathrooms, with piping hot showers. There are 2 other cottages, but the main house of 4 rooms has the best view. They arranged trips, if you wanted, to the local village they support, and to neighbouring towns, including Madurai.
All in all, perfection, and I cannot imagine anyone not loving it. We extended our stay to 5 nights and could have stayed longer if it had been possible. In March 2013, a swimming pool is being built, which will make it even more desirable. Do go if at all possible.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- AN OVERVIEW! Nestling in the Eastern foothills of the mighty Western Ghats, "Cardamom House" overlooks the monsoon dependent "Kamarajar Lake" and is surrounded by unbelievably beautiful mountainous scenery. Recently we have completely upgraded all facilities and now have a superb modern SWIMMING POOL ; FREE WI-FI ; AIR-CONDITIONING ; NEW THICK SPRING MATTRESSES ; VOLLEYBALL FIELD ; H.D. TV IN COMMUNAL AREA ; CHILDREN WELCOME!!The staff have been working together as a team for some 16 years - and several of them (having visited the U.K) speak English. We are proud of our cuisine which encompasses a wide range of culinary styles (Indian, Continental, Thai, Chinese - and we often 'invent' recipes ourselves! Food is of the highest quality and we purchase only the freshest of fresh vegetables sometimes twice a day - to ensure the 'pick of the crop'.BIRD LIFE AND WILDLIFE? There is an abundance of Birdlfe including peacocks and many others. Leopard, black panther, lynx, jungle cat, bison, sambar,barking and mouse deer have also been spotted from time to time. HOW TO GET HERE? CHENNAI(MADRAS) airport is a 45 minute flight from both MADURAI and TRICHY Airports - both an easy 2 hour drive away. So despite being in a very remote place, we are very easy to get to!THINGS TO DO? Relaxing : walking : photography : swimming : yoga : meditation : Village Tour : Madurai Temple : Kodaikanal Hill Station. In summary - our little "Family Homestay" owned and managed by Dr. Chris - a retired British physician. Cardamom House is a perfect place to 'drop out' and have a truly relaxing holiday whilst being 'spoiled rotten' by our excellent staff. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cardamom Hotel Dindigul