'THE POINT' is in reality an array of three large glass cubes set along the slope of a hill-especially spectacular when the lights come on at night. We have, along with our architect, designed an ambience that is chic and contemporary - composed of chrome, glass, and wood veneer.

Guests climb a set of stone steps hewn into the hill slope and enter a foyer. The enormous glass walls on three sides are windows to beautiful views of the surroundings - small tea gardens, neighboring houses, in the distance a glimpse of a valley and mountain top extending into the haze on the horizon. The foyer, as is the rest of the house, is painted in stark white with sumptuous black sofas placed around a glass topped centre table, an electric fireplace is built at one end of the room, its stone fašade extending towards the ceiling and a grand piano sits in another.

The accommodations for guests are built on two floors. A flight of stone steps lead upwards, enormous sheets of glass line the entire length with the accommodations opposite, going past a grass topped terrace fringed with..plants and rows of flowers. Climbing up a flight of stairs, guests reach the floor above. Along the length of a glass wall to the right is a lawn carpeted terrace with a spectacular view of the surrounding landscape and along the other side of the corridor another set of accommodations. The terraces are used for yoga and meditation sessions early in the morning and for barbecues and impromptu musical performances later in the evening. Through the rest of the day guests may relax here. At the top of the flight of stairs, turn in the opposite direction to enter the dining area and kitchen. The dining area is bright and functional with robust furniture and lots of natural illumination pouring in through the massive expanses of glass. An alcove in the dining area contains a small library that contains books that we have collected over the years. The Point is located a short distance from Kotagiri town. Here, we have attempted to create an extension of our home and combine it with the ambience of a boutique hotel.


Set on two floors, our guest rooms and suites are furnished in a palette of deep browns - floors covered in wood finish veneers, lighting set in a recess on the roof and small lamps beside the beds. Soft white cotton sheets drape ample beds and off white blinds that cloak the sliding expanses of glass bay windows, all set off by vividly colored cushions on the plush chairs. Draw the drapes and large look out at a neighbor's tea bushes on the lower floor and higher up, further, into the mountains. The bathrooms are spacious and decked out in very stylish ceramic and chrome fittings. There is a sense of quietude in every room, an extension of the pervasive calm that fills most parts of the residence.


Derived from the Sankrit word "yuj" which means "to unite or integrate"; yoga is a 5000 year old Indian body of knowledge. Yoga is all about harmonizing the body with the mind and breath through the means of various breathing techniques, yoga postures (asanas) and meditation. Sessions are held early every morning with a qualified instructor at hand to guide initiates and advanced practitioners as well.


Tai chi chuan or Taijiquan, sometimes shortened to tai chi in English, is an internal Chinese martial art that is a combination of hard and soft martial art techniques and involves demonstration competitions, and longevity practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. A multitude of training forms exist, both traditional and modern, which correspond to those aims. Some of t'ai chi ch'uan's training forms are especially known for being practiced as a series slow movements.


An alcove in the dining area contains a small library that contains books that the family has collected over the years. Our choice in reading is rather eclectic and both of us love to discuss books of mutual interest with guests.


The open air terraces on both floors are lawn carpeted areas that are ideal for yoga and meditation in the morning. Early mornings are often mist covered and as the birds begin their chorus, our musician playing his flute joins in to welcome the birth of a new day. Guest can take part in the yoga and meditation sessions that follow under the supervision of an expert instructor or else, space permitting, they could retire to a quiet spot on one of the terraces and soak in the ambience- the splendid view, the melody of birds, raucous sounds of the town coming to life. Like the great Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu said "Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity."



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