1. Rainbow Trek
The Tamara’s savvy, suave Unique Guest Experience Manager, Syed Mehaboob, crafts inspired treks, the resort’s unique selling point. Traverse a creeper forest resonant with birdsong to a spectacular viewpoint; then descend to a cave for refreshments and views of a waterfall.
2. Coolie Ghat Trek
This is an arduous forest trek on the British-created courierdispatch path. Ravi, officially resort guide, but really walking forest-pharmacy and culinary expert, can dispense cures for all ailments, orchestrate all-berry forest breakfasts and make of strange forest growths condiments for biryanis!
3. Beri Jam Forest
It’s a lake-studded reserve forest and repository of birds, with sensational views.
4. Lake Kookal Bicycle Tour
Kodaikanal is known for a manmade lake the town grew around but Syed Mehaboob unveils lesser-known natural splendours.
5. Chocolate & Cheese
Handmade chocolate is Kodaikanal’s speciality. Discover world-class European cheeses too. The Tamara organises tasting of “Carousel” cheeses that expats make at the organic Skamba Farm.