Hotel Villa Retreat
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- Continental Breakfast
- Adjoining Rooms
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Villa Retreat Kodaikanal
Great main building, really idyllic setting. Great food, the best in Kodaikanal. The room were ok, but a bit overpriced for what they were. A bit scruffy around the corners. No heating in room. Heater can be provided, but you have to pay extra. However, it is in my opinion the only place to stay in Kodaikanal unless you want to go out side the village.
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In South India the spectacular Western Ghats stretch from Goa through Kerala and over to Tamil Nadu. This picturesque mountain range used to provide some high altitude respite to the British Colonialists when India became too hot for their delicate sensitivities. We too were in some serious need of some heat relief by now after surviving …
... place to stop. The scenery along the way was beautiful.
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... the grand scheme of things. No matter how much we may attempt to fill our lives and our minds with irrelevant glittering tat, the innate awareness remains. It was a truly uplifting experience, a real highlight. It reminded us of being at an Italian piazza after dinner where families will promenade with their kids late into the evening. We felt particularly welcomed and happy to see the grounds full of people meandering around or purposefully entering the shrines within the ...
... some petty shopping around the lake area. The lake wasn't very clean or clear, had dark coloured waters with some edges contaminated. Had a nice non vegetarian meal in the Hilltop restaurant and went back to the hotel for a short nap. Around 6 PM we were in Kodaikanal town for some shopping. Yes, purchased some stuff this time after going through several shops. We decided to try some street food for dinner. Didn't spend the day running around ...
... and an Austrian lady) who were all very chatty and exchanged travel tales with us which was fun. The tour stopped off at a nice waterfall which would be better after the monsoon as there wasn't much water flowing over it unfortunately, however a small family of monkeys were interesting to watch :) these ones were less aggressive than others we had seen before and were happy to let us watch them sunbathing in the mist at ...