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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    Meals are available at additional cost.
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    What it feels like staying at Kurinji Estate, Kodaikanal

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    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

    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.


    18 Oct 2019

    Very courteous and friendly staff excellent food great ambiance. .

    18 Oct 2019

    Peaceful property with excellent caretakers. It was away from the town (10 minutes by car) with excellent views and large rooms. Each room has extra beds a really good touch for families with children. The room warmer was good to keep the room slightly warm.

    18 Oct 2019

    Wonderful stay. Highly recommended..

    18 Oct 2019

    The service and food were very good, Location was excellent.

    16 Oct 2019

    Location, food, estate, staff. Overall very good experience and can be recommended to friends.

    08 Jun 2019

    A different world within… Drove to Kodai from Chennai. The roads inside the Kodai town are too narrow and battered. The town is too crowded and commercialized for a hill station to feel relaxed. The entrance to the property is from a narrow lane. But the moment we enter inside, it’s a different world altogether. It’s an old English Bungalow converted into a resort housing 6 rooms with separate common dinning and entertainment space. There is also in house kitchen and they serve hot, delicious homely food. They have a game room with a TT table and carom board and an outdoor badminton court. There is a lovely lawn surrounded by colorful flowers. The garden extends around the bungalow. The rooms are pretty small but compact and good enough for an family of 3. It was neat, tidy and clean. The staffs were courteous and prompt in service. Once inside you do not feel the chaotic town outside and we had a relaxing peaceful pleasurable stay.

    23 Jun 2018

    It was our first venture to choose a place other than the traditional hotel. Initially the idea was a little away and made us quiet apprehensive about the stay at such a place that was never experienced before. Moreover stay at such places require a lot of courage to overcome fear regarding basic amenities and quality of food. But on our arrivals we found things to be absolutely different. The very first response from the staff was exhilarating. Their humbleness and courtesy touched our hearts The serenity of the place was the second thing that jostled our minds and captured everything we has. The staff provided all the hospitality required for such professional industry. Food was amazing and the service was passionately done The stay at KURUNJI ESTATE was undoubtedly a memorable one.

    23 Jun 2018

    Excellent Service !! The staff was very helpful & polite. Beautifully kept garden. Very comfortable stay. Thank you!!!!

    23 Jun 2018

    Excellent food, Friendly staff. Overall a very pleasant stay.

    31 May 2018

    Unbelievably nice location and surroundings !! Rooms are great. The food and services were other best aspects of our stay. We enjoyed thoroughly. Surely, Will come back.

    30 May 2018

    Kudos to Mr Natrajan & team. We had a delightful stay. Everything was taken utmost care. Looking forward to staying with our extended family soon Many thanks !!

    30 May 2018

    Very good property. Well maintained. Close to Central point. Courtesy of staff, excellent. Will refer friends and relatives.

    19 Jul 2017

    Excellent location, excellent infrastructure and facilities... thanks. Great hospitality by the caretaker.. Lot of open space with dense forest for moving around, even a small lake is also present in backside which helps rejuvenate ..

    19 Jul 2017

    We were a family of 8 and stayed here for 4 nights. A very memorable vacation for all of us. Everything about the place is quaint and tranquil -- property, rooms, interiors and location. It has a well spread out lawn with beautiful flowers. The campus is huge and has its own personal trail and a nice lotus pond (with an interesting "haunted" history as well ). You can spend your entire day lazing within the property, exploring its nooks and still not get bored. The special touch to the stay is added by the caretaker Mr. Natarajan and his wife. They are delightful hosts who take personal care of each and every guest. Mrs. Natarajan is an amazing cook and dishes out a lip smacking variety of food of all cuisines, including North Indian. We had at least 6 meals plus breakfast -- and every single food item was very tasty!!! It was my father's birthday and also my brother's anniversary-- Mrs. Natarajan put together a very special spread for us and made the evening doubly en

    19 Jul 2017

    The cottage is right out of the British Era. A beautifully maintained Garden greets you and you know that you have not gone wrong is selecting a perfect place for your vacation. We were greeted by Natarajan who is the caretaker and he ensured we were made comfortable right thru our stay at the cottage. Jacqueline his wife served us some great food and bites right thru our stay. The cottage is about 3 kms from the lake and you can get taxis to take you there if you wish to do. We plan to go back with a larger group soon.

    19 Jul 2017

    Extremely charming property. The locality is very nice. Natarajan is an amazing caretaker and his wife makes delicious food.

    09 Jun 2017

    Excellent location, excellent infrastructure and facilities... thanks. Great hospitality by the caretaker.. Lot of open space with dense forest for moving around, even a small lake is also present in backside which helps rejuvenate.

    09 Jun 2017

    Celebrated my birthday at this beautiful property. Since we checked in on a Sunday (when most guests check out, owning to starting work on mondays), we had the entire place to ourselves. We spent the entire day lazing around on the garden, gorging on yummy food made by Jacqueline(caretaker's wife), watching movies. I would recommend you stay atleast a day here to unwind, after the tedious sight seeing. Recommend this to anyone who wants to unwind and stay away from the hustle and bustle of the season!

    02 May 2017

    Had a wonderful experience staying here...its placed little away from the main city which means accessibility to anything important like atm or pharmacy is not too far and at the same time you have your peace and quiet time. Definitely coming back again!!!

    02 May 2017

    Stayed in this home stay for 2 days and enjoyed every minute ...The big advantage we had was that we had the resort to ourselves which made it extra special and we could make ourselves at home in every part of the resort Enjoyed the peace and quiet of the property..But at the same time was not too far away from the main town Mr. & Mrs. Natarajan, the caretakers deserve special mention ...Our requirements were met out immediately by them and the other staff. The food was delicious and served in style.. Rooms and bathrooms were very clean and maintained well This is definitely a resort to check out on especially for people who know how Kodaikanal was more than 30 years ago and who want to relive those moments The garden around the resort is maintained very nicely and the flowering plants and collections of plants were a treat to the eyes.

    05 Jan 2017

    The place was clean and beautiful. Very well maintained and peaceful property . The stay was relaxing and comfortable. Food was very tasty and was on time. Toilets need little bit more maintenance but overall I cannot ask for more. It is my favorite place in kodaikanal now.

    Things to know before booking

    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 (4 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 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.

    About the Property:

    • 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).


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