Kurinji Estate

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About the Home

  • SaffronStays Kurinji Estate is a quintessential pre-independence British Tam-Brahm estate bungalow with an old-world charm perfect for a laidback holiday in Kodaikanal.
  • Time stands still in this 6-bedroom Thanjavur-style stone home.
  • Head out for a trail through the winding 9-acre estate and be sure to be greeted with freshly prepared, warm Tamilian meals by one of our best caretakers, Natrajan and his wife, upon your return.
  • You can sit on the machan (built by Natrajan) admiring the Kodai valley or enjoy a special picnic set-up next to the recently-revived pond.
  • On a cold windy night, under a carpet of stars, don’t forget to create unforgettable memories around the warm bonfire.


    24 Guests for an overnight stay,

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    Home-cooked Meals

    Meals are available at additional cost.
    Click here to view meal plans and pricing.


    What it feels like staying at Kurinji Estate, Kodaikanal

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    SaffronStays Care

    • Enjoy impeccable hospitality by our caretaker, Natrajan and his wife.
    • The scrumptious Tamilian cuisine is sure to win your heart.
    • There are no CCTVs installed on the property.
    • The home is located within a secure, private estate.

    Things to know before booking

    Check-In and Check-Out:
    • Check-In Time : 1 PM
    • Check-Out Time : 10 AM
    • Given the increased need for safety, hygiene and sanitization required at the villa, and for the safety of our guests and staff we cannot allow any early check-ins or late check-outs. The check-in and check-out timings mentioned online and in your confirmation email need to be followed.

    House Rules:
    • As per government regulations, all travellers travelling to Karnataka from Maharashtra and Kerala have to carry a negative RT-PCR certificate not older than 72 hours.
    • Outside food is not allowed in the villa.
    • Guests are not allowed to access the kitchen except for infants with prior permission.
    • Guests cannot invite other guests and day visitors during their stay.
    • Bachelor groups & stag parties are not allowed.
    • We do not encourage parties and late-night revelry. Loud music is not permitted beyond 10 pm.
    • Consumption of alcohol is permitted only within limits.
    • Illegal activities including but not limited to carrying/consuming drugs/narcotics and carrying firearms/weapons are prohibited on the property. Management reserves the right to report any such activities to local authorities.
    • Smoking within the villa/rooms is prohibited.
    • The pool (if present) is unguarded. There is no lifeguard on site. Children in the pool must be accompanied by adults at all times.
    • Guests are requested to take care of all personal valuables. Management is not responsible for loss, theft or damage to any items.
    • As required by law, every guest above 18 years must carry government-approved photo ID proof, that shows address. We accept only Aadhar Cards, Driving Licenses and Passports.
    • Inappropriate behaviour or violation of any of the above House Rules will invite a polite refusal to accept a Booking. If already checked in, Management reserves the right to ask guests to leave.
    • Tea/Coffee will be served during breakfast and evening tea time. If you would like tea/coffee at any other time of the day, it can be arranged at an additional charge.

    About the Property:
    • As per government regulations, all travellers have to carry a negative RT-PCR certificate not older than 72 hours and an E-pass. 
    • Smoking inside the villa is strictly prohibited.
    • Since this villa can be booked room-wise, guests will only be able to access common areas on the property such as the living room, garden, private pool (if any), etc. Guests are strictly prohibited from crossing into neighbouring properties under any circumstances. 
    • Prior intimation is required for bonfire arrangements (available at an additional cost of Rs. 500). Please note: bonfire can be arranged only as per the availability & climate. 

    About the Locality:
    • The villa is within close proximity to the Kurinji Temple (900 m) and Chettiar Park (450 m).
    • There are several touristy spots to check out including Kodaikanal Lake (1.5 kms), Green Valley View (7.1 kms), Bear Shola Falls (2.3 kms), Palni Hills (7.6. kms), Kodaikanal Solar Observatory (5.2 kms) and Berijam Lake (22.5 kms).
    • There is also a clubhouse onsite where guests can play volleyball, table-tennis, badminton and carrom. There are also some classic board games stocked in the cottage. 
    • There is a beautiful pond on the estate itself. Charming sit-outs have been created around the pond, ideal for meditation/ relaxation. If requested in advance, the caretaker can also serve meals here for smaller groups.

    Cancellation Policy

    Sleeping Arrangements

    1 x Double bed
    1 x Double bed
    1 x Double bed
    3 x Single bed
    3 x Single bed
    1 x Double bed
    Additional mattresses available


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    Meals: 0
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    Dates are not Available

    Prices are dynamic, but guaranteed till midnight

    You will have to pay a refundable security deposit of 5,000 per room