A cheese-mak­ing hol­i­day

Cinnabar

India Today - - COVER STORY | GETAWAYS -

After you’ve had enough of walk­ing around on the wind­ing hill roads of the beau­ti­ful lit­tle town of Ko­daikanal, there’s a chance to pick up a hobby or two. Cinnabar, a rus­tic home­s­tay and cheese farm of­fers cheese mak­ing and bak­ing classes. Started in 2003 by Bala Kr­ish­nan, the home­s­tay has two rooms with Cy­press wood ceil­ings and lo­cal Aus­tralian Black­wood floors in­su­lated with co­conut coir to help deal with the cold weather. Bak­ing is a daily ac­tiv­ity and guests can learn by be­ing a part of the process in the evenings. If nei­ther is your cup of tea, you could also take up a cook­ery class with the hosts. The clos­est air­port Madu­rai is at a dis­tance of 116 GET­TING THERE kilo­me­tres. The clos­est train sta­tion is Ko­dai Road at a dis­tance of 80 km Cinnabar, Chet­tiar Road, Ko­daikanal AT 9842145220 cinnabar­farm@ya­hoo.com TEL DETALS

Rs 6,000 in­clu­sive of break­fast and din­ner for two PRICE

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