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Rajakkad Estate
Dindigul

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Rajakkad Estate is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Secret Gems.

Set 1,000 metres above sea level, in the cool foothills of the Wester Ghats, Rajakkad Estate is an intimate garden hotel and an Indian boutique property at its finest.

Originally built in the 18th century in the traditional Keralan style, Rajakkad is more of a home than a hotel. It has been decorated with original antiques as well as contemporary furnishings, and expertly combines simplicity and comfort. The wooden structure encircles a quaint courtyard and comprises a library, kitchen and seven unique bedrooms which open onto the luscious and wild gardens. Nature is at the very core of the hotel, and much care has been taken to keep the surroundings in complete harmony. Rajakkad provides home-grown gourmet cuisine, predominantly South Indian flavours with influences from the Mediterranean. There is a strong focus on quality ingredients which are sourced locally every day, and a small farm on the estate grounds supplies the kitchen. 

Rajakkad Estate offers a sense of serenity and tranquillity, and life here has changed very little over the last century. The 45 acre estate is simply bursting with agricultural life; cows and buffalo wander through the thick forests, which is made up of coffee, cotton and pepper plantations, papaya trees, jackfruit trees and colourful flowers. The surrounding villages, lively, colourful and engaging, come to life in the coolness of the late afternoon, jostling with one another in volume and vigour, in the activities of the temple festivals, the elaboration of the marriages, the business of local trade and school children racing around the buzzing streets.

Rajakkad is also home to a large range of incredible bird species; over 200 migratory and indigenous species can be found in this special pocket of Tamil Nadu. For anyone looking for an intimate and relaxed experience in South India Rajakkad Estate would be an excellent choice.

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Client Testimonials

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- Mr David Wallace, North India
Everything you did for us whilst we were away was hugely appreciated, and Ampersand has been exemplary in every way. I'll always recommend you!
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
Difficult to articulate just how good the service from you and your team really was. We know you will continue to do well and hope we have the chance to seek your assistance again before long.
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
- Jaime Benitez, South India
I would recommend Ampersand without any hesitation!!! The best travel agent that I’ve ever had dealings with. Everything – from the individual care and attention in helping to plan the trip, through to the efficiency of the agents on the ground in India – was handled brilliantly. An absolutely first-class service all round.
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
I thought the Ampersand team was outstanding. We couldn’t have hoped for anything more.
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
I had a very lovely time and was looked after splendidly. My first visit to India could not have been better, save for being longer! But I shall return at some point and I shall look to you to make the arrangements.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India
So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka

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