Hotel Villa Retreat
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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 …
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Shopping at Munnar
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