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Elephant Valley Resort, Kodaikanal ( Tamilnadu )



About Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal,"the Princess of Hill stations" is one of the most popular hill resorts in Tamilnadu, South India. It is a charming hill station in India, stands amidst sylvan beauty on the southern crest of the upper Palani Hills near Madurai in Tamil Nadu. With its rocks, woods, lovely lake and bracing air, Kodaikanal is an ideal hill resort for the tourists. Kodaikanal is also close to Coimbatore which is a well known industrial town in South India.

The unique flowering plant 'Kurunji'(Strobilanthus Kunthanus) that bloom once in 12 years, last bloomed in 2004, is nature's gift to Kodaikanal. The hill town is renowned for its educational institutions of international repute. The plantain fruits and plums of Kodaikanal are known for their freshness and taste. Kodaikanal is also a popular honeymoon destination in India. This hill station close to Madurai one of the most visited tourist destinations in India. Hill station Kodaikanal in the Palani hills offers its visitors boat rides, nature walks, hiking, trekking and rock-climbing.

About the Resort

Elephant Valley eco farm is a 100 acre nature reserve and organic farm welcoming eco tourists and nature lovers all year through. It is located close to Kodaikanal hill station in the Palani Hills of the Western Ghats of South India which is one of the 25 most important biodiversity hotspots on the planet. Kodaikanal is just 25 km away from Elephant Valley Resort. This eco resort in Kodaikanal offers 20 aesthetic villas and the restaurant serve organic food for our guests. Elephant valley eco resort in Kodaikanal is situated on an elephant migration route that is centuries old. This land and the rivers we share with local people are blessed with prestigious vegetable and animal species including native birds, leopards, deer, bison and elephants. Its remoteness allowed it to almost escape the ravages of 'modern' chemical agriculture.

Elephant Valley resort promote the aim of living in harmony with nature, reviving forgotten traditions and customs and aspiring towards a more creative way of living. The eco friendly cottages in the resort are equipped with solar lights, low consumption bulbs, firewood fuelled for hot water showers and waste water treatment plant. There is no air-conditioning in the cottages so as to reduce the environmental impact. Each cottage has a private garden, view of the Gangavaar River and the coffee plantation. The cottages are unique for its interiors, size, furniture and facility to accommodate all categories of guests.

 

Facilities

  • Accommodation in 20 eco friendly villas
  • Multicuisine Restaurant
  • Outdoor activities
  • Hot & cold water in the rooms
  • Doctor on call
  • Outdoor games like volleyball, badminton
  • Fire place in the room
  • Fresh juice & organic coffee bar
  • Team building
  • Organic farm, fruit and vegetable garden
  • Open air conferencing
  • Barbeque & bonfire
  • Natural pool for bathing
  • Travel desk
 

Activities

  • Local trek
  • Horse riding
  • Adventure activities like river crossing, valley crossing
  • Upstream climbing
  • Coffee plantation tour
  • 4WD Jeep Safari through the estate
  • Organic garden tour
  • Bird watching
  • Tribal village visit
  • Forest walk
  • Mountain trek
  • Fishing
  • Herbal Tour

Tariff:

Rs. 3500/- onwards per couple per day with breakfast

How to reach:

  • By Road : Coimbatore is 160km, Madurai is 100km and Palani is 60 km.
  • By Rail: Kodai road railway station is just 60km from the resort
  • By Air : Madurai is the nearest airport at 120km from the resort. Coimbatore is 160km.

Address

Ganeshpuram, Pethuparai Perumalmalai,
Kodaikanal 624104
Tamilnadu state.

 

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