Eden Garden - Beautiful cottages with friendly conversation

This homestay is home to Jose, his charming wife Sindhu, and their three children. Set several thousand feet above the main Coonoor Township, Eden Garden is so named by the family as the property and its surrounds are nothing short of paradise on earth.

Jose is a planter and a landscape artist by profession. Sindhu is a home maker.

A most pleasant 20 minute drive from Coonoor proper will take you through three small villages, amazing natural surrounds and a climb to the breathtakingly beautiful heights of the homestay.

Truly an antique lover's delight; architect designed Eden Garden nestles within a half acre of fertile land. Its bright white fade, red slated tiled roof and solid wooden doors and windows reflect a combination of Tudor style English as well as Kerala architecture.

Every single piece of furniture is an antique, sourced by Jose and Sindhu from various parts of South India. The solid front doors have been brought in from Jose's family home in Kerala. All windows are made from Burma teak, once again all of them identical. Two identical fireplaces at either end of the living area have been artistically paneled with antique tiles from Chettinad. This beautiful tile work can be seen right through the home. Over 90% of the home is furnished with antique rose wood pieces. The wooden floors and ceiling give this home an imperial finish. Welcome to a home where the grandfather clock actually works.

This spacious but compact and well designed cottage is surrounded by a verandah, so that the family and their guests can enjoy the outdoors even when it rains! A lush lawn around the property leads into a rich cluster of tea bushes. Further on, you will see the rise of magnificent Silver Oak all around. Jose says that Eden Garden was built without the need to cut down a single tree. The tea shrubs existed even before the construction of the property, about four years ago. The house has also been constructed factoring in the 'vastu' style of architecture, with its entrance east facing, to greet the rising sun.

At such an amazing height, affording 360 degree lookout the views are simply spectacular. All around, the home is surrounded by lush foliage, a variety of flora, fauna and trees which blend seamlessly with the majestic heights and spread of the ranges of the Western Ghats. The east face offers views of the picture perfect views of the villages of Bandishola, Yedapalli and Bettiti, which one crosses from Coonoor to get to Eden Garden. The townships of Kotagiri and Mettupalayam can also be seen from here.

This serene and beauteous spot hosts homes which are few and far between. Eden Garden is what it means to be 'far from the maddening crowd'. No traffic, no pollution, just the occasional village folk passing by. Your neighbours here are magnificent creatures like bison, boars, monkeys and rabbits as well as several species of birds, quails, mynas, bulbuls, sparrows and crows, to name a few in this eucal

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Room Amenities

  • Double Bed
  • Twin Bed
  • Extra Bed
  • Ensuite Toilet
  • Towel & Toileteries
  • Hot Water
  • Air Conditioning
  • Room Heater
  • Television
  • Baby Cot
  • Telephone
  • Mini Fridge
  • Tea & Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Clothes Rack
  • Universal Adaptor

Property Facilities

  • Travel Desk
  • Laundry
  • Internet Access
  • Doctor on call
  • TV in property
  • Pet Friendly
  • Swimming Pool
  • Telephone in property
  • Disabled Friendly
  • Cooking Facility
  • Power Backup
  • Other Meals Served
  • Car Parking
  • Driver Accommodation
Name Review Rating
Ms Garima Jain
Feb 2014

Situated on top of a tea garden is this beautiful place. View of the mountains and the valley below from the house will take your breath away. The hospitality of the family really adds value.

Detail Ratings
Location9.5
Ease of Access8
Cleanliness of Vicinity10
Scenic Location10
Safe and Secure Surrounding10
Facilities10
Cleanliness of Home10
General Comfort10
Availability of Amenities10
Working Condition of Appliances and Gadgets10
Hospitality10
Quality of Interaction with the Host10
Quality of Activities provided by the Homestay10
Host's Knowledge of Local Area10
Food10
Food Variety10
Food Quality10
Value for Money10.00
Value for Money10
Over All Satisfaction10.00
Over All Satisfaction10
9.87
Detail Rating
Mr Kamal Dhar
Nov 2013

I would recommend everyone to visit this place at least once in a lifetime. It is a place blessed by nature and with such gracious hosts it is worth visiting and staying in this Nature's paradise.

Detail Ratings
Location9.5
Ease of Access8
Cleanliness of Vicinity10
Scenic Location10
Safe and Secure Surrounding10
Facilities9.5
Cleanliness of Home10
General Comfort8
Availability of Amenities10
Working Condition of Appliances and Gadgets10
Hospitality9.33
Quality of Interaction with the Host10
Quality of Activities provided by the Homestay8
Host's Knowledge of Local Area10
Food8
Food Variety8
Food Quality8
Value for Money10.00
Value for Money10
Over All Satisfaction10.00
Over All Satisfaction10
9.33
Detail Rating
Cheryl Presly
Mumbai, India
Jul 2014

It redefines the way homestay is defined. Jose and Sindhu have taken homestay accomodation to the next level. Their hospability is their best. Complemented with the fabulous views that this offers you wouldnt want to leave this place. Always willing to go the extra mile they truly make your holiday truly worthwhile. Cant wait for my next visit to spend time with them - located at the Eden of Niligiris.

Detail Ratings
Location9.5
Ease of Access8
Cleanliness of Vicinity10
Scenic Location10
Safe and Secure Surrounding10
Facilities10
Cleanliness of Home10
General Comfort10
Availability of Amenities10
Working Condition of Appliances and Gadgets10
Hospitality10
Quality of Interaction with the Host10
Quality of Activities provided by the Homestay10
Host's Knowledge of Local Area10
Food10
Food Variety10
Food Quality10
Value for Money10.00
Value for Money10
Over All Satisfaction10.00
Over All Satisfaction10
10.00
Detail Rating
Ajay Rao
Bangalore, India
Jul 2013

Home far away from Home – dream holiday After a year long wait we finally got a break and wanted to go for a place Secluded from the city life, On top of the mountain, Where one can touch the clouds, See the mountains and the valleys far away fading in the mist, Enjoy the sound of nature, See the sun rise and set behind the mountains, Feeling of doing nothing but relaxing, Having awesome food AND where our little princess feels at home…..well in short I would say we were destined to go to Eden Garden..!! This was our first experience with home stay and we were little worried about how our little princess will adjust at the new place. We must say we enjoyed every bit of our stay as part of Jose family and never felt out of home. All of us truly loved the hospitality and AT HOME feeling. This was truly a memorable holiday for us, we will be back soon.

Detail Ratings
Location9.5
Ease of Access8
Cleanliness of Vicinity10
Scenic Location10
Safe and Secure Surrounding10
Facilities10
Cleanliness of Home10
General Comfort10
Availability of Amenities10
Working Condition of Appliances and Gadgets10
Hospitality10
Quality of Interaction with the Host10
Quality of Activities provided by the Homestay10
Host's Knowledge of Local Area10
Food10
Food Variety10
Food Quality10
Value for Money10.00
Value for Money10
Over All Satisfaction10.00
Over All Satisfaction10
10.00
Detail Rating
Coimbatore International Airport : 85 kms
Coimbatore Railway Station : 85 kms

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