Kodaikanal , Tamil Nadu

Description

Kodaikanal is one of the very popular and most sought after Honeymoon and holiday destination hill resorts in South India. This hill station stands 7200 feet above sea level and situated in upper palani hills of the western ghats near Madurai in Tamil Nadu. Kodaikanal is also popularly known as the princes of Hill Stations.

The cool and misty weather, the scenic beauty of the rolling hills and the wooded forest of Kodaikanal and its surroundings will mesmerize any visitor throughout the year. Walk through the wooded forests, row in the lake, bath in one of the splashing waterfalls, go for horse riding and cycling around the lake or simply admire the views.

Places to visit

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Kodaikanal Lake

It is a magnificent man-made lake, which spreads out in the shape of a star over an area of sixty acres among the greener surroundings of the place. Boating and Angling facilities are available at the Kodaikanal Lake. 


Berijam Lake

Lake Located 21 km from the city bus stand; Berijam Lake is surrounded by Upper Palni Shola Forest reserve hosting a large variety of flora and fauna. Some of the very useful medicinal plants like Digitalis, Pyrethrum, Dioscorea are grown here. 


Coaker's Walk

Coaker's Walk derives its name from Lt. Coaker, who prepared the map of Kodai and it is about a kilometer from the Kodaikanal Lake, which runs along a steep slope on the southern side of the Kodai This place is a heaven for the lovers of nature and all those who seek few moments of tranquility far away from the crowd and noise of the city. One needs to buy an entry ticket to enter the place.


Guna Cave (Devil's Kitchen)

 Devil's Kitchen is named so because it is a hidden ravine and has a deep fall but it looks like a small gutter which makes it more prone to the accidents. It is advisable to take along one of the locals familiar with the place in order to avoid any mishap. Telescope Houses provided at the place enable the visitors to have a panoramic view of the valley and the nearby towns.

 


Kurinji Andavar Temple

The spiritually inclined people can visit the Kurinji Andavar Temple, about 3.2 km from the Lake. The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Murugan. In Tamil literature "Kurinji" means "Hilly Region" and "Andavar" means God. From this temple, one can get a picturesque view of the northern plains and the Palani Hills.


Silver Cascade and Bear Chola Falls

 Silver Cascade fall from a height of 180 feet and it is a great delight to look and hear the loud noise of these falls amidst the tranquility that surrounds the place. Bear Shola fall is the place where once the bears used to come and drink water, hence it was named so. It is one of the popular tourist attraction of Kodaikanal.

 


Bryant Park

Named after a British officer Glenn Bryant, Bryant Park holds an annual flower and vegetable show each year which attracts a large number of tourists all across the country. There also stands a glass house in the garden which hosts a wide collection of flowers, ferns and other plants. The glass house in the park hosts an annual horticulture show every year in the month of May.


Shenbaganur Museum

Shenbaganur Museum located in the city of Kodaikanal is a very beautiful museum depicting rare pieces of architecture from South of India. The museum is an initiative of the Sacred Heart College of Kodaikanal and it also houses a wide collection beautiful flowers and bird species which appeals to the senses of every new visitor of the place.


Boat Club

The Boat Club in the city of Kodaikanal is known for giving rented boats for the purpose of entertainment. The club has 65 single, 10 punts, 18 two seater and 4 seater pedal boats at the disposal of the visitors. 


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