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Situated between the tourist cities of Madurai and Tiruchirapalli, Lakeside Guesthouse’s prime location on Kamaraj Lake places it not only in a designated tourist area, but also an area of outstanding natural beauty, bordering the Palani Hills and Tamil Nadu plains. Here the independent traveller has the opportunity to meet the local people and discover rural India from a comfortable guesthouse, run to high European standards by its resident English owners. It is also an ideal place for those who wish to escape the city for a short break. Situated beside the lake with cooling breezes all year round, with stunning lake and mountain views, direct access to the lake and an abundance of exotic bird life, Lakeside has something to offer everyone.

Visit us at Lakeside for:

Tranquillity, Peace and Rest An oasis of serenity with stunning views, you can be sure that your stay at Lakeside Guesthouse will give you time to relax. The comfortable accommodation and the excellent standards at Lakeside ensure you will get the most from your stay. Choose from the charming guesthouse or the peaceful cottages for a perfect Tamil Nadu holiday.

A Wonderful Cultural Experience As a contrast to Lakeside’s peace and seclusion take a trip to the spectacular temple city of Madurai or take a boat trip on the lake at Kodaikanal. Visit the Spice Garden at Thekkady and take an elephant ride nearby. Experience the local crafts of pottery-making and weaving in our local villages. Our special excursions give you every opportunity to enjoy the wealth of culture to be found in Tamil Nadu.

Fabulous Birds and Wildlife Walk along the shores of Kamaraj Lake or up into the hills to view some of the incredible species of birds which have been identified at Lakeside and in the surrounding area. Enjoy the wonderfully exotic butterflies of southern India and the wildlife which can occasionally be seen. The area is known for sambar and barking deer, porcupine, mongoose and langur monkeys. If you are really lucky, you may see the resident leopard.

145Peaceful Seclusion The beauty and majesty of this wonderful area of Southern India make Lakeside the perfect location to relax and unwind. With the wonderful views, 3.5 acres of landscaped gardens and 4.5 acres of natural forest in which to wander, Lakeside is the ideal setting to escape from the city with nothing but the birds and wildlife to disturb you.

 The Perfect Short Break Walk around the lake, take a swim in our pool or simply sit and watch the sun drop over Kamaraj Lake. The comfortable rooms at Lakeside Guesthouse, and the excellent cuisine, provide the perfect setting to unwind from your busy lifestyle. Here you will not be troubled by interuptions or noise, leaving you refreshed with a lingering memory of the beautiful Kamaraj Lake.

 Enjoy Our Hospitality

Lakeside is run by its resident English owners and staffed by an experienced team of dedicated local employees. This combination provides comfortable accommodation run to high European standards whilst at the same time providing a truly authentic Indian experience.

The main house at Lakeside