15 Best Cottages in Kodaikanal - 2020 (1500+ Reviews & Photos)

Kodaikanal Cottages

You might be surprised at the different varieties of Cottages in Kodaikanal that are available for every kind of tourist. These cottages come in different budgets making it convenient for solo travellers, romantic couples, and families on a long vacation. Every cottage stay in Kodaikanal is capable of providing comfort with all ideal amenities, which augments the will to choose cottages over hotels.

All of these Kodaikanal Cottages are distinct in their own ways; while some are situated close to the Lake, others are at a distance in the wilderness and scenery cutting the noise out of our lives.

Many of these cottages enable us to go for self-catering, as they come with kitchens stocked with required equipment, making it your temporary home of bliss. The connectivity to all these cottages is amazing and they extend easy access to all local tourist attractions.

Here are some of the best cottages in Kodaikanal:


Hillington Cottage

Hillington Cottage
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Amongst the many Kodaikanal Cottages, Hillington Cottage is the one you should choose if you want to stay in proximity to the Kodai Lake and partake in activities like boating, horse riding and cycling. This cottage is spread across a huge acre of land, where the colour green dominates all colours with a large lawn area that overlooks the landscapes.

The cottage rooms are as large as hotel suites, that come with contemporary amenities. Also, here you have the liberty to order in the delicious food cooked by the proficient staff at this cottage.

Lake Road, Behind Sathya Sai Trust

Activities & Amenities:
Room service, Dining, Car parking, Wi-Fi, etc.

Starting from 6,400Rs per night.


Thapovan Cottage

Thapovan Cottage
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Stay in the midst of scenic beauty and peace at Thapovan Resort which is an upscale cottage stay in Kodaikanal. Even though a little outside Kodaikanal, it is in easy reach with all the best sightseeing locations in the city.

The rooms represent class and luxury that excite you into a marvellous stopover, by just one look at it. It is placed in a harmonious locale environed by greenery on the background with lots of fun activities to stay busy with inside. You will want to wake up in the cottages of Thapovan resort every day once you get used to being awakened by the chirping of birds.

Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu

Activities & Amenities:
Parking space, room service, restaurant, etc.

Starting from 6,000Rs per night.


Yogi Hilltop Cottage

Yogi Hilltop Cottage

Yogi Hill Top Cottage is the epitome of cottage stays amongst all other cottages in Kodaikanal. Set near the Kodaikanal bus stand, this cottage has always managed to impress guests with amazing cordiality. The Asian breakfast served every morning has received a lot of acclaim from previous visitors.

You could either choose to stay at a deluxe room which is enough for one family or set camp at their two-bedroom or three-bedroom villas that come with spacious bathrooms. The garden area is a wonderful place to gaze at the stars above after a heavy filling dinner.

Location: Addul Kalam Street, OBSERVATORY

Activities & Amenities: Playground, Car parking, Garden, Free Wi-Fi, etc, Dining area, etc.

Price: Starting from 2,400Rs per night.


Lemon Woods Cottage

Lemon Woods Cottage

Lemon Woods might turn out to be the holiday home you are looking for your vacation in Kodaikanal with its lush greenery, serene atmosphere, and the English cottage feel. The rooms are spacious and complete with wooden flooring that camouflages very well with the lighting.

Most visitors adore the seating area which looks like it has been designed as a film set to get you the best of your photographs. The Irish and English breakfast add to the elegance of Lemon Woods cottages.  You can also request for entertainment facilities to make the most of your holiday, which they would love to offer at an additional cost.

Location: Malli Rd, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu 624101

Activities & Amenities: Airport shuttle, Free Wi-Fi, Family rooms, Garden, outdoor dining area, Barbeque, Fireplace, Kitchen, etc.

Price: Starting from 12,000Rs per night.


Whispering Waters Cottage

Whispering Waters Cottage

Whispering Waters is as exclusive as its name is, and is not very far from the Kodaikanal Lake. What makes this place so exciting are the appealing rural cottages that give you the feel of living in the countryside. Take a walk in the wilderness around that shall lead you to the waterfalls that whisper a lullaby to put you into a good night’s sleep.

The fireplace inside your cottage will make you want to curl up in the arms of your loved one with your unfinished book or puzzle. This is amongst the dream cottages in Kodaikanal that will drive you into the best of holiday moods.

Dindigul, Tamil Nadu

Activities & Amenities:
Wi-Fi, Private Garden, Parking space, Breakfast, home-cooked meals, bonfire, etc.

Starting from 10,097Rs per night.


Country Woods

Country Woods

Country Woods is a part of those cottages in Kodaikanal, that comes with both mountain and garden views to make the stay a calm one when you get back to the cottage after an exciting day during your vacation. The woods nearby add to the essence of your vacation feel with a lot of mystery in your stay.

Their rooms give an ancient feel with wooden beds and well-spread cotton bedspreads that come with attached bathrooms and other modern amenities including a TV and a kitchen where you can cook your own food.

Fairy Falls Road, AMS Cottage Backside Pambarpuram

Activities & Amenities:
Free parking, Family rooms, Fireplace, Garden, Outdoor furniture, Breakfast in room, Private flat in the building, etc.

Starting from 3,500Rs per night.


SRG Holiday Cottage

SRG Holiday Cottage

SRG Holiday Cottage has a very filmy cottage look with white walls and red bricks that make the roof. This cottage has been known to provide visitors with warmth and cosiness with their prodigious hospitality and kind staff. The view of the mountains from the cottage is spell-binding that keeps guests on their vacation toes at all times.

This budget stay is sure to enhance your Kodaikanal experience a notch higher than you expected. The deluxe rooms are comfortable and are equipped with in-house tea & coffee facilities, a wooden style bed along with room service that serves everything in great style.

Kurunji Nagar Road

Activities & Amenities:
Outdoor parking, Room service, Restaurant, Wi-Fi, etc.

Starting from 1,300Rs per night.


Little Castle Cottages

Little Castle Cottages

Who hasn’t dreamt of staying in a castle? Fulfil your fantasy at Little Castle Cottages, the royal cottages in Kodaikanal. The hospitality is as good as a knight and shining armour showing up at your door with the best services.

It obliges as an excellent choice for trips with family or large groups to make the most of a get-together experience. The pinkly done walls that match with their bright carpets add to the royalty of this cottage making you feel no less than a majestic visitor. This castle is a great spot for you to catch up with family and lost relatives!

Location: Ennar Enclave, Fairy Falls Road

Activities & Amenities: Parking space, room service, restaurant, etc.

Price: Starting from 1,500Rs per night.


Manusai Home Style Cottage

Feel the delight of being at home, even while you are out on a vacation to Kodaikanal when you choose to stay at Manusai Home Style Cottage. This is one of those cottages in Kodaikanal that is safe for bachelors, family, and couples easing half the worry of finding a guarded place to stay at.

Wake up to the dim sunlight from the terrace when the mist will take the freedom to tingle your nose to awaken you into a fresh new day. You do not have to go far in the lookout for food as this cottage serves simple and yummylicious food right at your door.

Location: 1132, Prakashapuram, Shenbaganur

Activities & Amenities: Room service, Free Parking, Campfire/ Bonfire, Free Parking, Kitchen, etc.

Price: Starting from 1,200Rs per night.


Clouds n Mist Cottage

Standing beautiful at a distinct location in Kodaikanal, Clouds n Mist Cottage has won the hearts of several tourists with its exceptional room service and vibrantly painted rooms. This cottage has been designed just like a home so that visitors can come back from a hectic sightseeing day to comfort and ease.

Children enjoy the space in the huge garden within the gates of this cottage, which ignites the fun for your trip to Tamil Nadu’s misty land. You will be able to spot the high mountains peeking at you from a little distance, which adds glamour to your stay at this cottage.

Location: Building Society Main Road, MM Street

Activities & Amenities: Free parking, Free Wi-fi, Garden, etc.

Price: Starting from Rs.880.


Bharath Kurunji Villa

Bharath Kurunji Villas are amongst the posh cottages in Kodaikanal, offering breath-taking views of the mountains that send some fog our way. The rooms are large, spacious and neatly designed making it worth every penny.

You can spend your free time by plunging into your favourite unread book, or by being a couch potato on their open-air furniture on the sun terrace. They have all arrangements to keep you entertained with their themed nights, live music performances, and cooking classes. It is a great choice for conducting interesting business meetings or book the in-house night club and DJ for your destination function.

Location: Kurinji Andavar Temple Road

Activities & Amenities: Games room, Restaurant, Spa, Garden, Indoor play area, Business centre, Bicycle on rent, Free parking, Free Wi-Fi, etc.

Price: Starting from 2,200Rs.


Happy Valley Cottage

Very close to the Kodaikanal Lake and Shola Falls, Happy Vally Cottage has been engaged in serving visitors with utmost happiness to welcome people in their own style since years. The 24-hour reception desk is always alert to attend to any concern with a smile making one feel satisfied with the place they are in. Enjoy the fragrance of blooming flowers that grow on the campus which awaken with the dew.

The in-house bird zoo keeps children entertained even when you decide to stay indoors. Pet their rabbits after a tiring day and feel your stress melt away. The garden area, the swings and the availability of cycles makes this a superb stay idea for a well-planned family vacation.

Location: Queene land, Tamil Nadu 624101.

Activities & Amenities: Airport Shuttle, Free Wi-Fi, Free parking, Family Rooms, Picnic area, garden, Library, Games room, breakfast in the room, etc.

Price: Starting from 1,800Rs per night.


Luxy Lake Cottage

Luxy Lake in Kodaikanal is a bright looking cottage stay that intrigues one with its exceptional and unique interiors, backed by splendid colours that uplifts the entire view of the place. This budget cottage is equipped with all the latest amenities to add to your ease, and therefore is chosen by many.

Just as the name suggests, this cottage is sited near the lake adding to your entire Kodaikanal experience of being able to spend quality time by the lake until you get enough of it. The service and hospitality of this cottage are commendable.

Taluk, 1124/17, Gymkhana Rd, Keelboomi.

Activities & Amenities:
Living room, Parking, Campfire/ Bonfire, Barbeque, Wi-Fi, etc.

Starting from 3200 Rs per night.


Royal Rest Cottage

Royal rest is another of the Kodaikanal Cottages that offers a scenic view of the hugging mountains from the balconies in the rooms. This cosy cottage is no different than a little house in the midst of misty mountains.

The stay here is value for money since it comes at budgeted prices with necessary comfort, which in turn saves the money to spend on local shopping and tasting cuisines! This cottage offers double rooms with a Mountain View, Deluxe Double Room with Balcony, and a Triple Room with Mountain View which are all sufficient for a trip with family or friends.

Location: Rifle Range Rd, Naidupuram

Activities & Amenities: Room service, Family room, Free car parking, Bathtub, Executive Lounge, Dining etc.

Price: Starting from 2600 Rs per night.


Kookal Eco Farms Wooden Cottages

These amazing wooden cottages face the Shola forests come with king size beds and convenient rooms perfected with all necessary equipment needed for a vacay. You might have read about cabin stays in the several novels, and wondered what the stay would be like; here’s your chance to find out when you book your stay at Kookal Eco Farms Wooden Cottages.

It is hidden in the scenic hills of the city and so it takes you away from the chaotic life. The food is delicious and fulfilling making it a dining experience well done. The hosts and the team are warm and welcoming!

Near the kookal lake, Kookal, Tamil Nadu

Activities & Amenities:
Private garden, Fireplace, Hiking trips, Internet access, internet access, etc.

Starting from 4,200Rs per night.

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12 March 2020
A very good place perfect to visit with family or with friends group. The food was nice and beds were comfortable, an on-time pickup was there and the staff greeted us well right from the entering in the campsite. We had a wonderful stay with no problems and with good co-travelers. We will visit again for sure. Recommended.
06 March 2020
My first camping experience was excellent, I was with my friends. The campsite is easily reachable and had good facilities, washrooms were clean and the caretaker of the place was a nice person.
03 February 2020
This place is very beautiful with all the basic facilities provided. This place has amazing views of near around and give relaxing vibe. Very decent place with good food with good guide for trekking.
14 February 2020
The trek was amazing as had an god scenery . the guide was helpful and stay was comfortable. We reached the camp timely and had a fantastic bonfire. Highly recommended .
Good one. Very close to nature camping site. Liked it very much. Unique tents with hygienic bathrooms. Nice local food. Lots of activities. Funfilled evening. Great group of people. Thrillophilia representatives were there. They were also doing a great job. Hats off to the guides and organizers. Thank you all.
I recently went to Kodaikanal with my family and it was a nice trip. We enjoyed a lot on our little hill vacation. The forest and greenery make this place so beautiful and the weather was so pleasant. It was a nice break from the hustle-bustle of the city. we went for sightseeing the tea and spice plantations, dam, lake, and many more places. The hotel was also very nice and even the food was delicious. It was a good experience.
The trip to Kodaikanal was an amazing experience. The city is so beautiful and clean with greenery everywhere. We enjoyed a lot there. It was fun exploring the caves, temples, and other places. The stay and meals included in the trip were really nice. Thanks Thrillophilia for the wonderful experience!!
Kodaikanal is so alluring and captivating. The soothing weather makes it more charming. We recently went to Kodaikanal and we had a good time on the trip. We had fun exploring the places, the temples were so beautiful and we even enjoyed boating.
The Trip to Kodaikanal along with Ooty was a great experience. The weather was so nice there. It was so mesmerizing to stay near so greenery and fresh air. We had so much fun exploring the different places like caves of Guna, temples, Ooty lake and the best was visiting the wax museum. The stays and transports were well organized. It was a wonderful trip.
24 February 2020
It was a nice experience and the campsite is very well maintained as per the location. The staff here is helpful and the bonfire was amazing. We enjoyed our time here and performed many activities. Our camps were big enough and properly hygienic. We stayed here for one night but worth it, Highly recommended.

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