Kodaikanal is a hill town in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It’s set in an area of granite cliffs, forested valleys, lakes, waterfalls and grassy hills. At 2,000 meters above sea level, the town centers around man-made, star-shaped Kodaikanal Lake, bordered by evergreen forest. Rowing boats can be hired, and hikers and cyclists follow the 5k Lake Road path around the shore.
How to reach:
Nearest Airport: Coimbatore (150 km).
Madurai (120 kms)
Nearest Railway station: Kodai Road. (100 km).
By bus : Regular bus services are available from the cities of Chennai, Coimbatore, Pondicherry, Madurai.
Temperature: Weather: 17°C, 51% Humidity%&
The best time to visit: October to March
Kodai Lake 1 kms from city Kodai Lake that lays in the heart of Kodaikanal, is a star shaped manmade lake that is draped on an area of 60 acres. Boating, horse riding, cycling and angling are a few of the adventure activities tourists can appease themselves with, near the lake.
Suicide Point is 3 kms from city Suicide Point, is a magnificent spot in Kodaikanal, popular mainly for its enroute fun. One must walk through misty woodlands and panoramic walks to reach this heaven like spot.
Pillar Rocks 3 kms from city center . The famous Pillars Rocks of Kodaikanal are located around 8 km from the lake and are an exquisite picnic spot.
Berijam Lake 12 kms from city center . An important hill station in not just Tamil Nadu but the whole of India, Kodaikanal offers an assortment of picnic spots inclusive of the magnificent Berijam Lake.
Coakers Walk 1 kms from city . Coakers walk is an one killometer long built on the mountain. It was constructed in 1872, by Lt Coaker. It is about 1/2 Km away from the Kodai and is constructed on the steep slope of mountains.
Bryant Park 1 kms from city center . One of the most popular botanical gardens in Kodaikanal, the Brayant Park is known for its fauna, rafts and hybrids. The best time to visit this marvelous park is during the annual horticulture show that is held during the month of May.
Bear Shola Falls 1 kms from city center .Kurinji Temple
Kurinji Temple 2 kms from city cente. Kurunji Temple is mainly dedicated to Lord Murugu and is dexterously based at a distance of 3 km from the lake.
Silent Valley View 5 kms from city center . Silent Valley View is located in close proximity to the Pillar rock garden in Kodaikanal. The point is famous for proffering some astounding and stunning views of the Silent Valley.
Dolphin's Nose 3 kms from city center . Dolphin's Nose in Kodaikanal is a rustic and natural prodigy that features a flat rock protruding over a chasmal height of 6600 feet. Located almost 8 km from the main city center, this point offers breath taking views of the surrounding.