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Wake Up & Smell The Coffee At This Anglo-Indian Lakeside Resort In Yercaud


    This weekend, escape to Yercaud, a serene hill station, situated only 650 kms away from Chennai and unwind at INDeco’s Lake Forest Resort which is set on a coffee plantation on the banks of the Yercaud Lake.

    What Makes It Awesome

    INDeco’s Lake Forest Hotel is set in the Eastlynne Farm Estate amidst a coffee plantation on the banks of the Yercaud Lake. It was first developed by Henrietta Charlotte Rosario during the 1800s. The resort has now been carefully restored to get a feel of a bygone era which is evident given the regal Anglo-Indian style of architecture that was prevalent in the late 1800s. The resort consists of 75 luxury suites and also has royal and family suites. The most unique suites are the Eastlynne Garden and The Henrietta Chamber which are hidden away in a coffee estate. All suites follow the theme of English Royalty and the rooms have been named after Queen Elizabeth, Lady Diana, Lord Clive, Charlie Chaplin, and Lord Elihu Yale. The interiors also reciprocate the Anglo-Indian style of Henrietta. What’s best is that they practice the concept of restore, reuse and recycle (they do not use any fresh wood in construction). So there’s happy forests all around!

    Have a sip of their freshly brewed coffee (made from Indian Filter Coffee Bean). They have two coffee shops on the property, one which sells coffee beans (and powder) that grows on the estate and another that sells coffee from Munnar and Thekkady. The menu at Lake Forest consists mainly of the local Dorai style food and also authentic Indian cuisine which is prepared by using locally sourced, fresh produce. They also have a continental menu with English breakfast, steaks, and sizzlers. The Lake Forest offers activities like trekking, walking through the plantations and boating on the lake. They also have indoor activities like board games which can be followed by a cozy bonfire under a sky brimming with stars. The resort is also known to be home to many British artifacts like the Scholar’s Desk which was shipped all the way from Buckingham Palace in the 1850s amongst many other memoirs like kerosene operated fans and more. So head over to their website here and make your reservation right away. Happy weekend! Prices start from INR 4,000 (this is the price at the time of this publication)