At a Glance :
Region : Tamil Nadu, from the Madurai about one hundred twenty kilometers
Popular Festival : Summer festival
Famous As : Kodai
Perfect Visiting Time : Month of April and June, September & October
Kodaikanal hill station, the famous amazingly marvelous & delightful hill station, which is pulling huge numbers of the tourists. This hill station of Tamil Nadu is situated within the Pali hills; this is a most famous naturist hill station of India. All the tourists get mesmerize by the beauty of this place. the major features of this place is strong rocks, elegant Lake, wooded slopes and increasing waterfalls etc elements made Kodaikanal hill station really very glowing and graceful place. Kodai hill station's altitude location is around two thousand one hundred thirty three meter. This location has been stretched on about 21.45 square kilometers area. Kodaikanal is also popular because of the internationally honored educational institutions. Kurinhi flower is a pride of this hill station, the specialty & uniqueness of this flower is it blossoms only at one time in completer twelve years. The plums and fruits of the hill are popular because of its taste and freshness.
Major Attractive Spots :
Boat Club :
During the 1910, this new boathouse had been built. The entry of the tourists was allowed from the 1929, May. This boat club offers a boat ride but for provisional members, after some time it was also offered to the tourists and public during the year of 1932. they have boat such as Carlton boats, T.T.D.C and Kodai boats, which you can hire and enjoy the ride on the huge sea of the Tamil Nadu state.
Shenbaganur Museum :
This Tamil Nadu state's this museum ahs been situated far from Lake around the five kilometers. The maintenance of this museum has been done by the Sacred Heart College. In the entire country, this is one of the great orchidoriums, which is having more than three hundred types of the species. It also contains the huge numbers of collection of the birds. You will definitely find this place very interesting because of it's collection of rare things.
Berijam Lake :
This is a very delightful picnic location located in the Kodaikanal hill station. From the bus stand, this Lake is far about twenty one kilometers. The water of Berijiam Lake has been supplied to the village called Periakalam. This Lake has been placed in the very marvelous and pleasant scenery.
Coaker's walk :
The name of this place has been derivative from the Lt. Coaker. He has created a kodaikanal's map. Berijam Lake, this lake flows on the Kodai's southern side. You can see the sight of the plains from this point. From the Lake, Coaker walk is far about one kilometer.
Bryant Park :
This park has been located over the lake's east side. This park is noticeable because of flowers, rafts and hybrids. You will get to see plenty of varieties in flowers, at this glasshouse. During the month of May, horticulture show has been organized in very year.
Pillar Rocks :
In the city area, you will get to see 3 boulders; they are standing close to each other. The height of these rocks is about one hundred twenty meters, which gives a panoramic sight.
Silver Cascade :
This Waterfall has been situated over the Ghat road, from the Kodaikanal hill station the distance is around eight kilometers. Kodil Lake's flow becomes less at this place. The height of the falls is about one hundred eighty feet here.
Kodaikanal Lake :
This is a very amazing Lake because it has been made by the man. This lake has been stretched in the start shape; it has been covered about 60 acres land. This feature of Lake is prime attraction, which pulls the tourists. Here you will get the opportunity to enjoy the boating and many more fun.
Kurinji Andavar Temple :
This temple has been dedicated to Lord Murugan; the distance is about 3.2 kilometers from Kodaikanal Lake. As per the Tamil language the meaning of the Kurinji is Hilly region and God is a meaning of Andavar. You will get to see the view of Palani hills and northern plains.
Telescope Houses :
From this telescope houses, you will get a beautiful sight of the close tiny villages and valleys. At Kodaikanal village, this Telescope houses has been located.
Bear Shola Falls :
This is a perfect spot to enjoy the picnic, from the Kodaikanal Lake the distance of Bear Shola falls is about 1.6 kilometers. You can drink the water of this falls.
As per the Kodaikanal hill station, the climate is also amazingly pleasant in the entire year. But if you are planning to explore this place then try to go there between the months of April & June and also the month of September & October.
The closest railway stations of Kodaikanal hill station are Palani railway station and Kodai railway station. From Palani station the distance is about sixty four kilometers and from the Kodai road station it is about eighty kilometers for Kodaikanal.
Madurai is a closest airport, which is about one hundred twenty kilometers far from Kodaikanal.
You won't get any difficulty to reach at Kodaikanal hill station, because it is very nicely connected to the different places by road such as Ooty, Coimbatore, Chennai, Trichy, Madurai, Kumili etc. there are frequent buses from the Kodaikanal, Theni, Madurai, Tiruchirapalli, Dindigul, Coimbatre, there are also vans and taxis, which will help you for local travel.
Here you will get many and good accommodation providing hotels and resorts. Tamil Nadu state is very much developed state, that’s why it offers all needful services to the tourists.
Summer Festival :
Tamil Nadu state is flourished by numbers of delightful hill stations. While the Summer season Festivals, these hill stations get ready to welcome the tourists and visitors. these summer festivals includes adventure sports, flower, cultural programs, fruit show all these programs adds more interest and fun in the festivals.