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Elephant valley is a 100 acre nature reserve and organic
farm welcoming eco-tourists.It is located in the Palni hills, Tamil Nadu
an area of the Western Ghats in South India which is one of the 25
Biodiversity hotspots of the planet. Kodaikanal, the well-known
hill-station is just 20 kms away. Elephant valley is the last settlement
on the border of the National Forest which extends into wildlife
sanctuaries of Kerala. It is uniquely situated on an elephant migration
route that is centuries old. Each estate cottages has the privacy of its
own garden overlooking the perennial Gangavaar River and the coffee
plantation. Tent houses with attached bathrooms offer homely comfort in
the midst of the wilderness. For the adventurous guests, there is a a
uniquely located tree house on the border of the national forest.
Le Dupleix, Pondicherry
Located in the heart of French Pondicherry, an easy walk from the beach, the park and the central shopping area, Le Dupleix is situated in the heart of the old “Ville Blanche” (white town). Constructed in the 18th century as the residence of the Mayor of Pondicherry, the building stands white and majestic. The journey into the past starts as soon as you reach the wooden gate, one of the oldest in Pondicherry, made famous in numerous paintings and photos of the colonial era. As you open the gate you enter an atmospheric courtyard, the heart of the restored building, and discover a slice of Old France meticulously renovated to create a modern hotel. There are 14 elegant suites, each with its own character. No two rooms are alike. Every detail has a purpose. The result is a hotel that surprises at every turn.