All the actions in Kodaikanal are centered around its deep blue lake. Everything on the 2.133 sq kms, from the verdant folds of hills to the mists to the bluish green domain, spells beauty at this beautiful hill station. If you would like a quiet, restful getaway in the mountains -- Kodaikanal is the right choice for you, in a beautiful natural setting. With cascading streams, biking and hiking trails and spectacular mountain views, Kodaikanal have everything you are looking for a vacation. There is something to do for all the family with children's fun parks, horse riding, fishing, shopping and mountaineering facilities all nearby.
Kodaikanal Holidays Attractions
Nature manifolds her best élan at Kodaikanal and that is what adds a couch of attraction at Kodaikanal. Most of the entertainment centers around star fished lakes, known to be Kodai's nucleus. The whole town is a labyrinth of churches, hotels, gasconades and a advertisements of chocolates all over. Look beyond to see another facade of Kodaikanal.
Mother nature assures you of her magic wands or else where could you go to see those luxury of time and leisurely beauty of a misty mountain top. To a bird watcher, the region offers many species for their ensurient eyes. Kodai is noted for hybrids and grafts, hill plantain, fruits and plums and the Kurunji flower which blossoms once in 12 years.
Tourist Attractions For Kodaikanal Vacation
No sightseeing tour can commence without the customary amble to Coaker's walk that offers some great view of Palani hills.
Adjacent to Coaker lies a botanical garden called as Byrant Park set up by the Britishers.
Valley View Point
The most famous attraction of Kodaikanal winding 7 kms to Kodai's another attraction to Pillar Rocks.
There are several falls like Bamen, Glen and Fairy Falls along with Bear Shola Falls.
Star Shaped Lake
Kodai's most enchanting sights include the star shaped lake, spread over an area of 24 hectares where fishing is allowed and boating facilities are available.
It is one of the beautiful picnic spots in Kodai, located 21-km away from the bus stand. This lake supplies drinking water to Periakalam town. The scenery around here is delightful.
The temple at Palani is one of the six abodes of Lord Subramanya. Dedicated to Sri Dandayuthapani, the temple is built atop a 140m high hill and can be reached either using the steps or the electrically operated winch.
Silver Cascade and Kumbakkarai
Waterfalls situated in some of most wooded parts of the hill station. Berijam Lake, lies in a beautiful valley, reflecting the glory of the specious in its clean waters. Dolphin's Nose, a projecting rock provides a view of the deep chasm below. Climb 2400 meter high Perumal Peak. And you'll be rewarded with one of the most wonderful views in around Kodaikanal. Shenbaganur Museum at the Sacred Heart College is the place where about 300 species of orchids bloom and it is easily one of the best orchidoriums in the country offering the visitor.
Kukkal caves and Dolmen's Circle
These are famous pre-historic, archaeological sites. Kodaikanal too offers the visitor two historic temples. The Kurinji Andavar Temple is dedicated to Lord Murugan. It also offers the worshiper a beautiful view of the northern plains and the Palani Hills.
Kodai has all the ingredient of being a kid's favourite like boating, pony rides, parks, waterfalls and market full of home made chocolates and marshmallows.
- The best time to visit Kodaikanal is from April to June and again from September to October when the valleys look more beautiful than other seasons.
- Take a flight till Madurai or chug to the nearest rail head at Kodai Road or drive west to Dindigul up to Kodai via Sembatti on NH7.
- Tourist Office: Tamil Nadu Tourist Office, Rest House Complex, Kodaikanal.