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Serenità....well into the night
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Serenità....well into the night
On a brighter day... Misty Meadows...Serenita is at the end of the winding road...
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Serenità....well into the night
On a brighter day...
Misty Meadows...Serenita is at the end of the winding road...
An aerial close up...guest accommodation to the lower left..
the main house; guest accommodation is at the lower level...
The accommodation with a covered patio and a private lawn with outdoor seating
inviting after dusk too...for them night birds...
it is as cozy as it looks!
your lounging corner...some food for thought too!!!
table for two and entry to the kitchentte and loo
Looking into the kitchentte...
equipped enough to rustle up and serve a quick meal
the loo...part 1
the loo...part 2
cloudplay as viewed from our balcony...at specific times of the year...
view of perumal peak from our balcony..sunrise!
view of the jewel box as seen from our balcony...palani plains on a clear night!
hills and hills and more hills...as seen from our balcony!
Perumal peak again....
may have these four legged friends for company...taken when grazing below our patch...
head above the clouds...
the morning view after a good night's rain...the distant hills!!!
the folds unfold...soon after the rain...looking into the palani plains from our balcony...
Serenità on the lower right with Perumal Peak in the Background.
sunrise on a partly cloudy morning...
the valley of clouds...
Perumal  peak soars above the cloud line..
Red Red Sky...
Blue Blue Sky...
Cloud Art...
a painted sky with a peek at the lit up Palani Plains..
The jewel box and the valley of clouds..
A peep at the jewel box through the clouds...
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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Kodaikanal, Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu

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phreakv6
Bengaluru, India
1 review
“tranquil living”
Reviewed 17 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We were looking for a reasonably far place with very good connectivity from bangalore to stretch the legs of our new car. kodai was an instant choice and so we started looking for a place of stay on tripadvisor. We wanted a friendly, inexpensive place of stay that was away from the noise and bustle of civilisation. It had to be toddler friendly and reasonably equipped for our needs. Looking at some of the reviews here, serenita was a very easy choice to make. In retrospect, the decision was a pretty good one as the place was as serene as its name suggests and our hosts ravindran and preethi, warm, friendly and extremely accommodative.

Our 1.5 yr old son loved all the books and toys at serenita and had an extremely good time lolling about on the grass looking at the mountains. We stayed for 3 days and had a chance to experience a bit of sun and blue skies and green mountains across the valley on the first day followed by thunder clouds and rain on day two and an all devouring lovely mist on the third day. There was a bison which wandered into the property as well, much to our excitement.

We ate most of our meals at serenita, cooked by our excellent host and chef preethi. simple but tasty fares served to our taste and food preferences. The pork curry they made on our last day of stay is worth a special mention as they went out of their way to acquire and cook pork. My wife is a vegetarian and had pretty good vegetarian meals made for her as well. Our son got his own baby meals as well from ghee parathas to carrot idlies.

There isn't much to do at serenita, so be prepared for spending time the old fashioned way - reading books, playing board games and having conversations. Kodai town is about 5 kms or so away and we visited it only to find it highly crowded and dirty. Ravindran arranged for a cab with a very friendly driver, Kannan who took us around and was very polite and courteous. We lunched at cloud street, bought pottery from potluck cafe and yummy chocolates from abi's cafe - all recommendations from ravindran and preethi which were all spot on.

We had to rush back on our last day due to a possible political turmoil in TN due to jaya verdict and so had to leave at 4 am. Not only did they wake up at the godforsaken hour to send us off but they even packed us idlies for our journey home. We did not even have time to settle the payment and ravindran was courteous enough to take it through a wire transfer after we reached home. Such warmth and courteousness alone is worth a visit to serenita. The beautiful valley, mountains, birds, mist and the woods are just a bonus.

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Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
19 May 2015
Thanks folks for this very thoughtful and descriptive review....really appreciated. Happy to know you had a relaxed stay here and our little hero had a good time too...take care and hope to see you again in the near future.
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Reviewed 4 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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Management Response
4 May 2015
Thanks folks for posting a review for us..much appreciated. Was a pleasure meeting up though a short stay. Hope to see you again soon!

Best wishes from all at Serenita
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Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 8 December 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Management Response
15 Apr 2015
Thanks folks and sorry for that little inconvenience....hope to see you again soon!
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Vikrampra...
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“Blissful stay at Serenita”
Reviewed 25 July 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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We were all excited about this vacation. We were awestruck the first time we saw this place on internet. This definitely lived to what was claimed. So serene. You would not find a better place/ view point in kodai than this place. Hosts(Ravindran and family) we so warm and hospitable. Gave was all the necessary privacy. The food prepared by Mrs. Ravindran was delicious. They were kind enough to arrange for all our commute from the railway station and the local sightseeing. My daughter loved this place so much, she placed a request to stay there forever. The best holiday till date. Even after 2.5 months whenever we think of a vacation we think would it be as good as Serenità, which ever destination we think of. Ravindran,you definitely have an addition to your long list of loyal customers list. Gob bless you and your family.---- Vikram P Rao

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Management Response
6 Aug 2014
Thanks so much folks! Shall look forward to your next visit. Our best wishes!
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Karthik K
Chennai (Madras), India
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“Great location, great hospitality”
Reviewed 21 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Serenita is the perfect getaway, modern conveniences at hand, yet away from the crowd, located virtually at land's end, high up, with only birds, clouds and views for company.

Our hosts were great company, very hospitable and very caring for our comforts. The lodgings themselves were roomy, but compact, with enough space to move around and not feel cramped.

We look forward to going there again sometime soon!

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Liked best: The views and the calmness.
Liked least: Nothing I could think of.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
27 Jun 2014
Thanks so much for the encouraging comments...it was fun hosting you both and hope to see you here again!
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