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The Tamara Kodai

A Revitalising Opulent Stay In Majestic Hills

Rating4.7(1,000)
La Providence, Kodaikanal
Stays > Resort
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LuxuryExtreme luxury for people who want extra
Set high in the hills of Kodaikanal, The Tamara Kodai provides a luxurious, heritage experience unlike any other. The building itself was originally called Baynes Bungalow owned by British District Judge, Mr. Baynes. One of the first few houses to be built in the region, Baynes Bungalow was sold to Father Louis Cyr in 1860, when it was renovated and reopened as La Providence. This stunning building was used as a rest house for priests of Nagapattinam… And now, a century and a half later, by you. show more

A photo walkthrough

A Haven Of Tranquility

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An Incredible Resort
The luxury resort was created to offer you a slice of history, through only the best of comfort, hospitality, and experiences. This is reflected in the decadent restaurants, the array of activities, and the historical experiences they have to offer!
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Elegant Rooms
The suites are equipped in every way to make your stay a comfortable, safe & memorable one according to your comfort, and anything else you could possibly need – perfect for a luxurious weekend getaway!
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Bistro 1845
Elevate your taste buds at French-style à la carte bistro and bar. With cozy settings both indoors and outdoors, this vintage-themed resto-bar is sure to take you back in time.
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La Providence
Designed in the original La Providence building, this restaurant has been converted to a decadent restaurant, set to put out a lavish buffet including everything from international favorites to traditional and local Indian cuisine.
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The Elevation Spa
Their massage therapists are trained in a wide variety of treatments – both Ayurvedic and from around the world – to soothe any physical discomfort.
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Conference & Events
The well-appointed conference and banquets halls with a serene view, relaxing environments, and exciting activities make the resort an ideal destination for an annual retreat, a conference, or the celebration of a milestone.
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Cosy Nights!
To warm up these typical Kodai nights, their lobby areas are fitted with beautiful, romantic fireplaces to keep you toasty and comfortable over a cup of home-brewed coffee.

Quick gist

About the stay

  • To spend leisure hours, heritage walks are highly recommended to get a glimpse of history.
  • The on-site, Elevation Spa and a temperature-controlled outdoor pool are ideal spots to relax.
  • Luxurious rooms and suites come with private balconies opening to beautiful valley views.
  • The property offers unique experiences like trekking, cycling, culinary demos, and yoga sessions.
  • It features a lovely French resto-bar serving delectable European, Indian and Asian cuisine.

Where is this?

  • The nearest recreational spots include Bryant Park. It is the park is a sprawling botanical garden spread over an area of 20 acres.
  • You can drive to Dolphin nose, a point having 360 degree view of mountains, a valley, and few waterfalls
  • Bear Shola Falls where you can actually feel nature in its surrounding with chirping of birds and water falling is 1.8 km from the resort.

Something unique

More than 2,000 meters (6,500 ft) above sea level is a picturesque luxury Kodaikanal hotel dating back to the 1840s.

Tips from insiders

  • Trekking- Kodai’s Shola forests offer trails that are quite literally off the beaten path. Explore them with an experienced guide.
  • Cycling- Take our mountain bikes for a spin on scenic paths and enjoy Kodai’s fresh air and unspoiled beauty.