It was a letdown!

Follow us on Facebook Serenità Homestay, Kodaikanal - find an idyllic hillside setting

When we decided to leave the hustle and bustle of Mumbai and find a tranquil spot somewhere on this subcontinent, we were fortunate enough to find an idyllic hillside setting for our new home. "Serenità", as we aptly named it, is located just 15 minutes away from the town centre of Kodaikanal, a charming hill station located amidst the Palani Hills of South India. We thought we had managed to get away from it all, but were we wrong...

Tall buildings were replaced by rows of hills. Instead of buses, cars and trucks, clouds were constantly jostling for position in the space around us. And the blaring of horns was replaced by the cries of the birdlife...

Birdlife at Serenità Homestay, Kodaikanal
" Serenità - perfect name for the location as it is peaceful, pure and feels really close to nature "
- Shankar, Feb 2013

And as for a slow pace of life? Forget it! Sitting out on the lawn, you can get a clear view right across the valley, have heavy mist laden clouds drift by within arm's reach and then again, see for miles and miles... All in the course of 30 minutes...

Ohhh... and instead of city lights, we now have the stars above on a clear night and the tiny flicker of lights from the villages dotting the hillsides like millions of fireflies transfixed in space...

Is there no peace and quiet to be found in this world anymore?

Don't believe us? Come and see for yourselves...

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