Usually when I return from a vacation I would feel happy. But when I returned from Kodaikanal I missed the place not just felt happy. What made me to miss that place ? The answer is straightforward "Atman Homestay" A beautiful bungalow located in a serene place amidst pear tress. I assume the owners have put their heart and soul building this bungalow. US styled garage, unique living room filled with artistic decors, 1000's of music CDs, curved kitchen and spacious, naturally lit peaceful bedrooms. I never expected a warmer place in Kodaikanal, it was not warm because of the bed warmer placed on the bed but due to the lovely couple who hosed us. The smile on their face had put smile on our face, in fact we reached the home stay at 4.20 in the morning but their beaming smile and warm welcome had made our sleepy faces become energetic. They made sure we feel at home, may it be the timely filter coffee or the delicious Poori Sabji or the way they speak to us through out the day. Bedroom was cozy with the bed warmer and 24 hour hot water to bath was a respite for the cold Kodai weather. Things remained same through out the two and half days when we stayed. They assisted in visiting some places by arranging taxis, though our purpose of the visit was to spend relaxing time we visited few places(maybe social pressure). My 6 year old became close to the couple with whom she played till late night. While I was there I admired the detailing with which they do anything and the passion with which they spoke about their home and other collections which they have kept at home. On the final day when we were about to start i simply didn't feel happy rather felt should I leave this wonderful place, awesome people and get back to the concrete jungle ? My little one literally cried stating she wouldn't come leaving the place and the couple. Such intense was the feelings. Overall a trip which made me to miss a place and people for the first time on a vacation. I am sure this trip to Kodai will make me feel nostalgic for long time and that's because of Atman home stay and the wonderful couple. Are you the one who looks for a peaceful place to enjoy your vacation ? Then Atman Homestay it is.…
I had a wonderful stay with Lakshmi and Dinesh in Kodaikanal! They were able to accommodate my last minute request and gave me an action packed tour of the city! I was so impressed with their hospitality and enthusiasm. Dinesh took me on 2 hikes and a fun scooter ride and acted as a personal photographer for the whole weekend. He sent me all his amazing pictures - it was like having your own paparazzi! Lakshmi cooked a delicious lunch for us and they even arranged transport for me to and from Madurai. I can not recommend them enough! Especially has a solo female traveler, it was really nice to have such a relaxing and stress-free weekend!
Few of us, old friends from Chennai stayed at Atman for a weekend in April... Lakshmi and Dinesh were excellent hosts ...the rooms were very homely, the ambience and decor outstanding, the breakfast was lipsmacking; on the whole it was a glorious weekend. Dinesh is a treasurehouse of knowledge of local flora and fauna, Lakshmi's passion for gardening was on display - bright colours and healthy plants; We are looking forward to our next trip
Laxmi Madam coordinated the dates so it was comfortable for both of us. Had an awesome stay for three nights, never felt we were away from our Home. Dinesh took us for trekking with his family members, gave us tips and planned our day. Very spacious and comfortable rooms with delicious traditional vegetarian breakfast prepared by Madam. They have a suberb collection of Books, Music CDs, and many more which you can find out from Dinesh. Both have stayed and travelled the world, worth sharing. Atman is an experience which adds it to Kodaikanal. Next visit to Kodaikanal confirmed for stay in Atman. Thanks for Everything. Bless You Both
Atman homestay is an aesthetically built house that's spacious and well maintained by its Owners- Lakshmi and Dinesh. We were very impressed by their hospitality and warmth. We enjoyed the food ( breakfast) and it was delicious. We explored the nearby places. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to going to Atman in our next trip. It's a complete value for money. We will definitely recommend this place to our friends and relatives. Pramod and Manjula