Tamara Resort (Coimbatore - Tamil Nadu)

Some time back, when I visited Coimbatore aka Kovai, I was at Tamara Resort for a dinner! Well, I can't say its 'in' Kovai. Kovai being a relatively smaller town in area, and a resort that's 30km away from city centre is not within city!!! A few hours drive and a portion on it inside the forest took us to the resort, in the middle of nowhere!!!
The resort is a green, serene place with grass all over, plants and trees everywhere. The compound wall is made of bamboo. 
The seating arrangements were rough cut granite. That's my cousin leaning against one of the seating arrangements!

A small pathway led to the restaurant Aahara. The way Aahara is written itself is interesting - Its carved out on an irregular shaped disc of wood! Btw, Aahara means food and Tamara means lotus in tamil!
The food available in both veg and non veg. The vegetarian options were not bad. Here's the paneer kebab (grilled, spiced panner with tomatoes, bell pepper, onions!). Doesn't it look mouth watering? It tasted great as well! Look at the arrangement with a little heart made of cucumber! 

The restaurant ambiance was so awesome. Here again everything was bamboo. The roof was made of the traditional terracotta tiles. The electric yellow lighting were fitted within hurricane lamps and kersone lamps, adding to the rustic look of the place!
After the dinner, we opted for a walk in the resort. Well that served 2 purposes, it made me want to go there again and it helped in digesting the heavy dinner too!!! Anyways, this resort is located in the shores of a huge waterbody called Mundanthurai Check dam (no, this is different from the Mundanthurai Tiger reserve), at the base hills of Western Ghats! That makes the place so very scenic!
Along the edge of the water body are little cottages, but with all facilities. They are made of concrete, but have terracotta tiled roof, a beautiful portico with cane blinds and a wooden bench. A perfect way to spend a romantic weekend would be overseeing the water-body and the majestic hills behind it, till late night sitting on that portico, in the natural light and wind, hand in hand!!!

There's a little kids play area too with the typical play stuff seen in parks. There was a swing and I couldn't resist swinging on it for sometime and I was joined by my little cousin too! As I was swinging, I took this shot of the yellow lighting against the swing's chain with the full moon in the background. 
Well, I must say I saw Tamara on dinner only and I was very much impressed. Should go there to see the place in day light!

TO REACH THERE & FOR RESERVATIONS: http://www.tamararesorts.com/

Dedicated to my Mom, Uncle, Aunt & my dearest cousins!

Bhushavali N

An ardent traveler by passion. I am a wanderlust.. Read more about me here.

23 comments:

  1. Seems like a nice place.

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    1. Indeed it is, Niranjan. You must visit!!!

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  2. Wow. This is a great discovery. I was unaware of this place & thanks for highlighting. Just Googled and found out that Tamara is near the Siruvani Reservoir. Looks like a splendid place.

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    1. Yes it is. You should definitely visit it and stay there for a night too. Its a fabulous place, in your hometown! :)

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  3. Hi,

    What a lovely restaurant this is. I loved the interiors and the overall feel of the place.
    So, did you guys have dessert as well? how was it?

    Thanks for sharing the photos :)

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    1. Thank you Jay! Didn't wait for dessert! :(

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      Thank you so much for the appreciation! :)

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    1. Thanks Danika! I'll visit you for sure! :)

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  7. The cottage looks so inviting. Seems like a very relaxing place.

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    1. Thanks Rizalenia. It was indeed a relaxing place beside the river! :)

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  8. This looks like such a great place to visit.

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  9. Nice to have discovered your blog, Bhushavali. Seems like a lovely resort and your review in simple words and some neat pictures was very apt. :)

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    1. Glad you took time to visit and comment here, Akshay! Thanks for your appreciation! :)

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  10. Have been here during tea time. Its gorgeous during the day. Snacked at the same restaurant and took a walk around too. Checked out the inside of an empty cottage. Made reservations some months later for a weekend but eventually plans changed and had to cancel :( The people there said in the early mornings they could see elephants across the dam come there for a drink of water. Very picturesque view from the cottages. Nice place tucked away outta sight too.

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    1. You've been there! That's nice!!! I have to go there on day time...
      Thanks for commenting Sumita! :)

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  11. Probably many don't know that Tamara Resort is totally illegal and constructed without any approval. Though it good for stay and enjoy it is more harmful for the animals like the elephant, which were using the lakes for so long. They are chased away. Environmentalist have been raising their voice time and again to remove the resort which is constructed over the bunds, At least 150 meters of distance should be kept before any construction in such area. However this was not done.
    While people enjoy their stay, they should also know that by staying they are only these people who in the name of climate business are exploiting the nature for their good...

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