On the windy way up to the mountainous landscapes of Cardamom Hills, a stopover at Serenity at Kanam Estate is a must. This glorious redesigned 1920s bungalow is nestled deep in a belt of rubber plantations and fragrant spice gardens. Each of the six eclectically-designed rooms is fixed with period furniture, Indian artwork and spacious verandahs. Admire the lush sea of cocoa and rubber trees that envelop the property while lazing by the pool, or request a personal tour of the expansive spice gardens and rubber plantation. The innovative Indian cuisine here is healthful and overwhelmingly delicious. Most dishes are prepared with coconut milk, local fruits and vegetables, and spices grown on the plantation. Try the prawn curry -- it will have you wishing you could take the chef back home.