The Tamara, Kodai Kanal

Set high in the hills of Kodaikanal, The Tamara Kodai provides a luxury, heritage experience unlike any other. More than 2,000 meters (6,500 ft) above sea level is a picturesque luxury Kodaikanal hotel dating back to the 1840s. The building itself was originally called Baynes Bungalow owned by British District Judge, Mr. Baynes. One of the first few houses to be built in the region, Baynes Bungalow was sold to Father Louis Cyr in 1860, when it was renovated and reopened as La Providence. This stunning building was used as a rest houses for priests of Nagapattinam…

And now, a century and a half later, by you.

Neelakurinji Resort Bedroom
The Tamara Kodai Cuisine

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The Tamara Kodai is an exquisite, all-suite resort envisioned to completely transform the tourist experience in Kodaikanal. Each of our 53 suites are designed to provide our guests with comfort, convenience, security and luxury.

The resort’s extensive accommodation includes 9 interconnecting rooms as well as those equipped for senior citizens and differently-abled guests.

Luxury Suite

Luxury Suite Tamara Kodai

Superior Luxury Suite

Superior Luxury Suite Tamara Kodai


Food and Drink

Bistro 1845

Kodaikanal Tamara Bistro

Bistro 1845 is a French style à la carte bistro and bar, serving the best of European, Asian and Indian cuisine.

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With cozy settings both indoors and outdoors, this vintage-themed resto-bar is sure to take you back in time.

La Providence

La Providence Kodaikanal​

Designed in the original La Providence building, this restaurant has been converted to

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a decadent restaurant, set to put out a lavish buffet including everything from international favourites to traditional and local Indian cuisine. The restaurant also features a live kitchen counter to provide fresh, piping hot food straight off the stove, to your plate.

La Providence will be open for breakfast and dinner with a buffet spread. Our gourmet chefs will be sure to take care of cravings for any kind of cuisine, leaving you satiated and satisfied, every time.


  • Breakfast: 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM
  • Lunch: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Dinner: 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM


Conference Halls

Tamara Kodai Conference Halls

The Tamara Kodai is also equipped to be your perfect corporate retreat.

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The serene view, relaxing environment and exciting activities make the resort an ideal destination for an annual retreat, a conference, or the celebration of a milestone.

Puliyan hall is equipped with audio-visual equipment such as an LCD projector, laser pointers and slide changer, a DVD player, microphones and a PA system. Outside both halls is a pre-event reception area for drinks and snacks before the evening’s main events.

Puliyan Hall

At 1700 square feet, this large hall can be arranged for any of your business’ needs, right from theatre style seating (for 200 people) and round table arrangements (94 people) to boardroom (50 people), reception type seating (188 people) or any other kind of arrangements, depending on the needs of the event.

Paliyan Hall

At a smaller 365 square feet, this hall is perfect for smaller events, board meetings, or team briefings, equipped to handle any requirements.


Creche Tamara Kodai

Overlooked by our able staff, your kids can draw, play and occupy themselves

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in the safety of The Tamara Kodai’s crèche while you watch from nearby over board games or while reading a book.

Bonfires and Fireplaces

Fireplaces at Tamara Kodai

The nights in this stunning hill station can get bitingly cold, dropping down

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to as low as 2ºC (35.6ºF) during the winters. To warm up these typical Kodai nights, our lobby areas are fitted with beautiful, romantic fireplaces to keep you toasty and comfortable over a cup of home-brewed coffee.

In addition, on clear nights, bonfires are lit in the deck areas of our two restaurants, perfect for evenings of music, drinks and conversation!

Swimming Pool

Tamara Kodaikanal Swimming Pool

The Tamara Kodai is home to the only temperature-controlled pool in Kodaikanal.

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The pool is 40 feet in length and maintained at the perfect temperature, with a kids area of a lower depth on one end. Set at the highest vantage point on the property, the poolside includes a small pool-side bar, perfect for an after-swim evening of relaxation!

It’s hard to describe what it feels like to look at a carpet of rolling clouds that parts just to give you glimpses of lush shola forests and hills in the distance… Experience the magic, for yourself, at The Tamara Kodai.

Timings: 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

The Elevation Spa

Our award-winning wellness centre at The Tamara Coorg now has its second branch right here in Kodaikanal.

Set in the old resting rooms of La Providence, The Elevation Spa at The Tamara Kodai has 5 fully equipped massage rooms, including a couple’s room, complete with spa and steam and one exclusive nail care room. Our massage therapists are trained in a wide variety of treatments – both Ayurvedic and from around the world – to soothe any physical discomfort. We promise you a pampering spa experience that will leave you rested, relaxed and completely rejuvenated!


At The Tamara Kodai, we’ve crafted a host of wonderful experiences so you and your loved ones can create memories for a lifetime

Group Experiences

Group Experiences at Tamara Kodai

Be it alumni meets, a special occasion or just a getaway with friends

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leave it to us to make sure your group has a wonderful time

Family Experiences

Family Experinces at Tamara Kodai

This is the perfect destination for spending quality time with your family

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From a baby menu to special kids’ activities, we have something for everyone.


Trekking at Tamara Kodai

Kodai’s Shola forests offers trails that are quite literally off the

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beaten path. Explore them with an experienced guide


Cycling experiences at Tamara Kodai

Take our mountain bikes for a spin on scenic paths and enjoy Kodai’s

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fresh air and unspoiled beauty

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool at Tamara Kodaikanal

Enjoy a dip in our 40 ft, temperature-controlled pool, set in an

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independent pavilion at the highest point of the property

Library & Board Games

Board Games at Tamara Kodai

Sink into a leather sofa with a book or play a board game with

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friends in a specially designed Library that runs above the La Providence restaurant.

Culinary Demos

Culinary Demos at Tamara Kodai

Learn how to serve up some unusual and delectable dishes from

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our very own master chefs

Pool Table

Pool Table at Tamara Kodai

Our 9 ball pool table is placed just behind the lobby and set

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up for you to enjoy a game any time


“A picture is worth a thousand words” – Browse our gallery to get a feel of the vivid kaleidoscope of experiences and moments that await you at The Tamara Kodai. Each frame captures a moment that you can claim as yours.

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