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Imagine a life with no chores, no worries of home maintenance, and definitely no opportunity for boredom. Anandam from Bahri Estates is one of India’s largest retirement townships that offer seniors luxury and leisure in their golden years, with no compromises on safety and security. Anandam’s scenic villa plotted development in the foothills of Kodaikanal, has earned the title ‘The Best Senior Living Community Award’ in the prestigious Times Realty Survey.

“Retirement communities are not real estate projects, they are service oriented experiences”
Hemant Bahri,

Managing Director, Bahri Estates

Nestled away from the hustle and bustle of city life, in serene and lush surroundings amidst nature, Anandam redefines retirement. We learn more about this path breaking project in conversation with Hemant Bahri, MD, Bahri Estates.

What was the thought process behind masterminding such a unique concept?
We have been in the business for over two decades. The idea of Anandam was conceived as an exclusive concept to provide unmatched living complete with five star services for seniors. Our brand of self contained townships offers seniors serene villa plots in the fringes of the city where residents can experience inspired living.

What sort of experience do you provide seniors to ensure they get the luxury and leisure they seek?

Primarily our properties are located in easily accessible locations that are situated in the lap of nature. Surrounded by hills and natural water bodies, seniors can live a life amidst serenity and tranquility sans pollution. Space is given utmost priority. For instance, out of the 120 acres in our Kodaikannal property, only 27% is saleable. The rest of the land has been developed into areas to cater to the entertainment, leisure and sporting needs of residents.

How does Anandam pave the way for active living?
Senior citizens of today are bubbling with energy and in no mood to slow down. Our community has beautifully landscaped gardens, parks and jogging tracks in addition to superior entertainment and sports facilities at the clubhouse for seniors. The club house that extends across over 40,000sq.ft. offers ample opportunity for those looking for recreation. We also arrange for social activities in the vicinity to keep residents engaged fruitfully.

Why should someone choose villa plots over an apartment for retirement living?
A global real estate services firm has stated that high-rise buildings are not suitable for senior living as they may lead to social disconnection and result in low internal mobility and safety. This is one of the key advantages of living at Anandam. We have on board a professional company which can construct villas exclusively for seniors with all amenities required for their safety and well being. Seniors can make use of this facility once the plot is registered in their name.

What are the other professionally managed services offered at Anandam?
We understand the needs of seniors by having a deep understanding of their lifestyle, their habits and their preferences. Our fully operational property at Kodaikanal has quality services and quality maintenance provided by trained professionals with utmost care. For geriatrics the most important care required is in terms of health. We provide the best medical services by partnering pan India with Apollo Tele Health Services.

Are today’s seniors open to the concept of retirement communities or do they still have apprehensions?
95% of our buyers are actual users. We are completely transparent with our clients and prospective buyers. They are free to visit and stay in our community in foothills of Kodaikanal, interact with existing residents, experience the five-star facilities, before making a decision to buy a villa plot within the community.

Anandam is known to be the world’s most awarded retirement project, which is the accomplishment that you are most proud of?
Our residents are our biggest brand ambassadors. The smiles, blessings and heartfelt testimonials we receive from them are the biggest confidence boost for us and that gives us the strength to move further ahead.


Anandam Retirement Community has redefined the concept of retirement communities by introducing the idea of leading a fulfilling and enriching life after retirement from work. It has changed the prevailing attitude toward retired life reiterating that it is an opportunity to fulfill dreams and desires and rejuvenate minds.

Located at the foothills of Kodaikanal is a beautiful nook, a 120-acre self-contained township where you can begin life again. The property enjoys easy accessibility from several major cities of south India and is a mere 50mins from Madurai. Revel in the perks of an active community life, enriched with abundant natural beauty, pleasant friendships and all your needs taken care of. Choose from a range of DTCP approved, affordable villa plots and ensure happiness in your golden years.

The Kodaikanal Township boasts of large open spaces and exquisite natural landscape set against a backdrop of cloud-clad hills eliciting peace and tranquility. Immerse in the luxuries of Bahri Mountain View Club house that spreads across 40,000 sq.ft. The venue of promises has multi-cuisine restaurants, gymnasium, fitness centre, spas, massage centers, a multipurpose hall, hobby clubs, sports and golf facilities. The impeccably maintained central dining facility and housekeeping services are sure to appeal to your discerning senses.

At Anandam, seniors have the opportunity to live a wholesome life, complete with new friendships, fun filled activities, sports, and entertainment. The vibrant community of like-minded people allows seniors to live their golden years to the fullest. They can sit back in satisfaction, live for themselves, chase their dreams and savor every moment.


  • Single manned entry and exit
  • Electronic surveillance, CCTV in common areas
  • Wide black top roads with street lights
  • 24X7 power backup
  • Underground electrical and water lines laid throughout the community
  • Battery operated carts for villa plot owners
  • Panchayat water supply
  • Common facilities functional


Serenity is now a mere 40 minute drive from the Bengaluru International Airport. Anandam’s villa plot development in Chikkaballapur District is Bengaluru’s first independent villa retirement community. The plots that are fast selling out, welcome seniors looking for a wholesome carefree life, amidst natural beauty.

The pristine location is sure to sweep you off your feet. With infrastructure work and landscaping completed, clients who have purchased plots have already begun constructing the homes of their dreams. Come and enjoy bountiful nature, fresh air, good food, health care, security, transportation services and much more.

  • 12,000 sq.ft. club house with hobby centre
  • Natural lake and jogging track adjoining the community
  • Best medical and management services
  • Single manned entry and exit for improved security


The world class retirement community Anandam boasts of top of the line services provided by trained professionals from reputed companies.

Round the Clock Healthcare

The best medical services are provided for seniors at Anandam by Apollo Tele Health Services. Paramedical professionals trained by Apollo are available on the premises to attend to any emergency requirement. Regular consultations, physiotherapy sessions, yoga and other activities are also undertaken to promote overall wellness. You can be rest assured that your health is in the best hands at Anandam.

Wholesome Meals

A fully fledged cafeteria run by well trained chefs, plates up fresh food for the residents throughout the day. Customized care is given to the food choices of seniors and special care is taken to ensure that food is healthy with less oil and spices.

At your Service

Seniors can bid farewell to tiresome chores at Anandam. Residents can get their laundry done, bills paid, groceries and medicines delivered, garbage cleared and arrange for personal care. With the on call cab and travel services to cater to commuting and travel arrangements, seniors can go out when they please. Above all, seniors can enjoy spending time and basking in the love and camaraderie of friends and family.

Bahri Realty Management Services

This initiative was established with the intention to provide quality maintenance to all properties of the Bahri group. Bahri Realty Management Services ensures that your very own piece of paradise is well maintained and remains as good as new, for years to come. The wide range of services provided include operation and maintenance services, housekeeping, moving in assistance, laundry, pest control, waste management services and a whole lot more.

Home Maintenance

In the case of globe trotting couples who travel the world, professional services can be engaged to undertake all housekeeping, maintenance and gardening needs in their absence. Residents also have the option of offering their villa on rent for short or long terms in case of extended absence.

Professionally Managed Services

Facility Management Hospitality
Security Food & beverage
Landscapes House keeping and in house maintenance
Power generators Medical centre
Waste management Concierge
Roads and street lights Doorstep catering facility
Club house maintenance Move-in assistance
Carpentry services Organic kitchen garden
Water treatment plant Travel desks
Electricity Transits
Plumbing Laundry and catering
Laundry Assisted living
Pest control Activities


Anandam at the foothills of Kodaikanal is already home to numerous content and highly satisfied families. Hear what the villa plot buyers have to say.

“The landscape and terrain is very appealing. Unlike other real estate projects that look to exploit all open spaces, at Anandam, we enjoy over 60% open spaces.”

Mr. Hari Prasad,
Retired French Professor – Madurai

“I was looking for a place to settle down peacefully. Anandam at the foothills of Kodaikanal was exactly what I dreamed of. The place is beautifully located and well laid out. The villas are designed with careful detailing to address all needs of elders.”

Col (Retd.) K Raja Vikraman
Retired Army Col.

“We wanted to retire in a place where we can step out of home and experience fresh air and greenery. At Anandam, there are no high rise buildings, no pollution and no noise. I think we made the perfect choice.”

Mrs. and Mr. Tejinder Singh Birdie
Propreitor (Retd.) Polysynth Ultrapack – Bangalore

“We wanted a place with abundant open spaces and greenery and Anandam was right up our alley. Also being used to a cosmopolitan set up, we are happy at Anandam that has residents from across India.”

Group Capt. V.S. Ashok and Mrs. Kala Ashok
Retired Indian Air Force Officer – Chennai

For further information contact:
Bahri Estates Pvt. Ltd.

Toll free: 1800 102 2111
Call: 96000 60943
Visit: www.anandam.co
[email protected]

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