Rajakkad Estate, India
Nestled in the lush forests and coffee estates of the Palani Hills, The Rajakkad Estate is located 1000 meters above sea level in a part of the foothills of the Western Ghats that have changed little over the last century. Set amongst coffee and peppercorn plantations, and 50km's away from the closest town of Dindigul, The Rajakkad Estate offers a beautiful rural option for those seeking peace and tranquility, surrounded by stunning scenery.
Pallam Palace is the house that sits at the heart of the old Rajakkad plantation. A small garden hotel with 8 unique bedrooms within an 18th century wooden structure that perfectly expresses its rich architectural heritage.
Time can be spent under the shade of the trees, relaxing, or walking the many paths of the estate, visiting the farm, the lake, the coffee-drying yards and the village beyond.
Rajakkad is also home to a large range of incredible species of birds. Over 200 migratory and indigenous birds species are to be found in this special area of Tamil Nadu.
The surrounding villages, lively and engaging, come to life in the coolness of the late afternoon, jostling with one another in volume and vigour, in the activities of the temple festivals, the elaboration of the marriages and the business of local trade.
Rajakkad offers contemporary gourmet cuisine with a focus on quality ingredients sourced locally every day. A small farm is on the estate grounds, which supplies the kitchen and feeds the table. The cuisine is predominantly South Indian with influences from the Mediterranean.