This mother’s day, take a break and reverse the role with Tamara Leisure Experiences & Novotel Goa


A mother’s love is known to be the purest of all. Unconditional- Unadulterated- Undying. With only good thoughts and well wishes, mothers know what we need and when we need it, even if we won’t always admit to it. 

This mother’s day, take a break and reverse the role. Book her a vacation, a perfect getaway where there is no morning alarm, no chores, just fresh air with a hill view, a leanback chair against a classic art deco wall, music for the soul, a walk in the woods, and rejuvenation for the body and the mind. 

Here are four ways to express your love and gratitude to the one who made you. 

  1. The Tamara Kodai: The perfect mix of heritage and comfort, nestled amidst the hills of Kodaikanal, The Tamara Kodai provides a luxury heritage experience unlike any other. 6,500 ft over sea level, this picturesque hotel dates back to the 1840s. A perfect getaway for the entire family, you can explore the near beauties of Kodai with an easy walk or bike ride through the forest or walk alongside the lake to the heart of the town or if R&R is what you need, the property comes with its own award-winning ‘Elevation Spa’. All day dining, a French style resto-bar, a bistro with European, Asian and Indian cuisine and a delectable buffet, the whole family can find something to do here. 


  1. Amal Tamara: Rest all your senses and immerse yourself in the peace and quiet of Alleppey. At Amal Tamara, your days will be spent in complete tranquility, surrounded by the breathtaking backwaters, swaying palm trees and chirping birds. Enjoy glimpses of the rich local culture and detox with fresh, wholesome vegetarian meals prepared specially for your needs. Based on the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, every programme at Amal Tamara is carefully designed to offer privacy, tranquility, authentic programme, customized diets and food, exercise and meditation regimes for a truly transformative experience. Amal Tamara offers 8 Ayurvedic programmes such as Anti-aging, immunity booster and more to choose from and immersive experiences such as, but not limited to kathakali dance and a backwater cruise and village tour. 


Please Note: 7 day minimum stay at the property, as it is a healing process. 

Pricing depends on the programme & room chosen. 

  1. The Tamara Coorg: A paradise for nature lovers and located over 3,500 ft above sea level, the Tamara Coorg allows you to experience luxury and nature side by side as you wake up in the heart of the hills to breathtaking views and find yourself rediscovering the joy of being in nature. With activities such as Forest Therapy, a Plantation Tour, Yoga and Meditation or Brewing your own coffee, there won’t be a dull moment here. If relaxation is what you please, the Elevation Spa implements a concept of ‘antar mauna’ (inner silence) and will definitely do the trick. 


Please note: children under 12 are not allowed due to the steep gradient and hilly terrain of the resort. 

  1. Novotel Goa: The experiences curated by Novotel Goa Candolim and Novotel Goa Resort and Spa will take you beyond the idyllic beaches and nightlife of Goa for a one-of-a-kind experience. The most popular activity at the resort is the cashew trail. Guests get the opportunity to not only pick cashews and separate them, but also to crush the fruit to extract a drink called ‘Niro’. One even gets to try their hands on a cocktail with ‘Urrak’ produced by the first distillation of the cashew juice. The trail also showcases the traditional roasting of the cashew nut. It then takes you to a nearby cashew nut factory that displays the commercial processing of the nut. One can also purchase cashews straight from the factory.

For all the dry-fruit loving, fact-checking mammas, this will definitely be a fun, unforgettable experience. 

Book your stay with Novotel Hotels & Resorts, Goa today:


The entire trail is priced at INR 1,600 per person excluding taxes and transfers. All of this is followed by a scrumptious and authentic Goan breakfast and lunch and a cup of tea to end the evening.