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Rajakkad Estate, Tamil Nadu, South India

It’s an impression that does not deceive. The Rajakkad Estate is a place apart in the foothills of Tamil Nadu in Southern India – a world of remote hill stations and rich green coffee plantations. A place of astonishing natural beauty, dense natural forests and sweeping views provided by the Palani Hills.

Approach the Estate along an avenue of royal palms and red flowered flamboyants and you realise you’re arriving somewhere special – Rajakkad’s Pallam Palace is a symphony of interlocking carved beams and screens, with covered walkways leading to quiet courtyards, serene pools, library and dining room and…ultimately…tranquillity for you.

Rajakkad Estate, at a glance

  • Rural forest setting in the Palani Hills
  • Two and three hours respectively from Madurai and Tiruchirapalli airports
  • Eight spacious bedrooms with en suite bathrooms
  • Each has courtyard access plus private entrance to the gardens
  • Contemporary décor including Samarkand carpets
  • Traditonal and regional dishes using ingredients from the estate’s farm
  • Breakfast and lunch served on the shaded terrace

For leisure and pleasure

  • Safe river swimming and spectacular waterfalls within walking distance
  • Walks through rocky gorges
  • Extensive bird watching with over 200 migratory and indigenous species
  • Coffee plantation visits
  • Farm and lake tours
  • Excursions to the hill station and local temples and towns
  • We have travelled with The Ultimate Travel Company six times, the most recent was to New Zealand last year. The trip was very well organised as usual, with excellent accommodation and a wide variety of experiences. Given our obvious satisfaction with Ultimate, we had booked to go to Australia with them this year but due to Covid this was unfortunately cancelled, Ultimate handled the situation very professionally and promptly refunded the whole of our deposit without any quibble. When travel becomes viable again we would definitely rebook with them.

    DN, August 2020