Mount Pleasant

Hotel in Kodaikanal (Kodai)

Despite being out on the fringes of Kodai's spaghetti-like street map, 2km west of the centre, Mount Pleasant is worth finding for its quiet setting, tasty food, and the welcoming Keralan owner's quirky style (colourful wall weavings, coconut-wood beds, coir matting) – though the rooms feel a bit dowdy. Book ahead.