In the evening of 10th Dec 2012 savouring the riots of various shades of Red and Orange in the western sky, my wife and myself entered the best resort ,owned and managed by Ms Dorinda Balchin and Pete , we were ever stayed in . The room was specious, neat and clean.
From the Verandah where caned furnitures were arranged neatly, one could savour the most beautiful Kamrajar Lake view enhanced by the twin peaks of hillocks in the background.
Dorinda and Pete were gracious enough to welcome us to share the late evening drinks with their Belgium guests who lived nearby. The dinner prepared and served by Mr Kennedy and Ms Aasha was the memorable one.
Next day morning Dorinda prepared the bed tea. While taking our breakfast of juice,cornflakes, oats, dryfruits and eggs, we were delighted to see the fattiest milk in our life. The breakfast was outstanding.
Being a person of various interests, I was rewrded with the conversations with Mr Kennedy who is the real asset of the Resort.
One can enjoy the tranquility and colour riots of eastern and western skies at the sunrise and sunset everyday. Birds and Butterflies are ample. In the morning fishermen row their circular boats and strike the calm lake water with bamboo to scare the fish and grab them in their nets.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holding the prime position on Kamarajar Dam, with excellent views of the lake and mountains, Lakeside will give you an unrivalled experience of rural India in accommodation run to Western standards by its resident British owners. Lakeside offers a high standard of food served by attentive, but unobtrusive, staff.The property offers rooms in the main building as well as more spacious individual cottages; all accommodation has lake views; air conditioning is available in some. The buildings are set in 4.5 acres of landscaped gardens with a further 3 acres of undeveloped land, bordering the Reserve Forest, which is retained as a haven for wildlife; guests are free to walk here to enjoy the environment. The quiet seclusion of Lakeside makes it an ideal stop for western travellers on a tour of south India, as well as a quiet retreat for businessmen visiting Madurai or those seeking a weekend break from nearby Indian cities. The owners of Lakeside also offer a 10 day holiday package, ideal for foreign guests wishing to add a unique experience of rural India to the usual tourist visits.(Please note, Lakeside does not accommodate children under the age of 5) ... more less
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