Dolmen hills nature retreat is nestled in the hills of the sacred Palani hills, “Western ghat” range of hills in the southern state of India. It is spread around a vast area of farm land adjoining the reserve forests with many trails and rivers to walk around for days. The Retreat has a vast organic farm with thousands of banana, avocado, orange, coffee and varieties of spice plants and all sorts of vegetables. We offer a study tour to explain various hill plantation operations and methods. Many types of wild animals can be seen including elephants who roam around at times. This Retreat is also an enchanted sanctuary where the Ancient inhabitants of 5,000 years ago erected monolithic stone Dolmens which are truly impressive and mysterious! There is a large stream of clear, sweet spring water flowing through the forests and forming many natural pools and waterfalls. It offers the lovely sounds and sight of sparkling, dancing water throughout the day. There are stunning, vast views of the open Palani Mountain valley with full privacy and no civilization around! This Ecologically Friendly endeavor is in a location with easy access to the town of Kodaikanal, (20 kilometers). At an elevation of around 5,000 ft. above sea level the temperature is moderate, (15 to 30 degrees centigrade).