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Kodaikanal
Kodaikanal located amidst the folds of the verdant Pali hills is one of the most popular serene hill stations in India, which mesmerises any visitor.

ABOUT KODAIKANAL

mysore Kodaikanal located amidst the folds of the verdant Pali hills is one of the most popular serene hill stations in India, which mesmerises any visitor. With her wooded slopes, mighty rocks, enhancing waterfalls and a beautiful lake, Kodaikanal is a charming hill station.

Kodai is situated at an altitude of about 2,133-m high and covers an area of 21.45-sq-km. The hill town is renowned for its educational institutions of international repute. The pride of Kodaikanal is the 'Kurinji-flower', which blossoms once in 12 years. The hill-plantain fruits and plums are known for their freshness and taste.

Kodaikanal, also called as the 'Switzerland of the East' or the 'Princess of Hill Stations' is popularly referred by its short name 'Kodai'. The name Kodaikanal means the "gift of the forest", and in local Tamil it is written as -

The hill resort of Kodaikanal is jam-packed with beautiful spots of interest; the tranquil lake at the heart of Kodaikanal, the well laid garden of Kodaikanal, the colonial Kodaikanal Club, unique rows and rows of silky pine trees sloping down to clear, ever-running cold streams, spectacular views which suddenly disappear in foamy mist, numerous waterfalls in the area such as Bear Shola Falls, Silver Cascade, Fairy Falls and Glen Falls, which are popular picnic spots, Missionary Churches, the challenging Dolphin's nose, the unique flowering plant 'Kurunji', to name a few.

PRIME ATTRACTIONS :-

Berijam Lake
BerijamBerijam Lake 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.




Boat Club
Boat_ClubIn 1910, a new boathouse was constructed, but only from May 1929, few tourists were permitted to avail boat ride as temporary members. Later on they were extended to the public and tourists in 1932. Boats like T.T.D.C, Kodai boats, Carlton boats are available for hire.



Bryant Park
BryantBryant Park situated on the eastern side of the lake, is noted for flowers, hybrids and rafts. Varieties of flowers can be seen in a glasshouse. The annual horticultural show is held here in May.

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Shenbaganur Museum
Shenbaganur Museum is located about 5-Km from the lake. The Sacred Heart College maintains this museum. One of the best orchidoriums in the country with more than 300 species of orchids and wide-ranging collection of birds are found here.

Coaker's Walk
CoakersCoaker's Walk derives the name from Lt. Coaker, who prepared the map of Kodai and it is about a kilometre from the lake, which runs along a steep slope on the southern side of the Kodai. Some of the best views of the plains can be seen from here.




Kodaikanal Lake
kodaikanalKodaikanal Lake is a magnificent man-made lake, which spreads out in a star shape over sixty acres is a main attraction as it is set among the greenery. The boat club here offers several pleasure and racing trips.




Pillar Rocks
PillarWithin the city limits one can see three boulders standing shoulder - to - shoulder vertically measuring to a height of about 122 meters providing a panoramic view.

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Kurinji Andavar Temple
Kurinji_AndavarThe presiding deity of the temple is Lord Murugan and is about 3.2-km from the lake. In Tamil literature "Kurinji" means "Hilly Region" and "Andavar" means God. From this temple, one can get a view of the northern plains and Palani Hills.






Silver Cascade
Silver_CascadeSilver Cascade waterfall is located on the Ghat Road about 8-km from Kodaikanal. The overflow of Kodai Lake comes down here as 180 feet high falls.





Bear Shola Falls
Bear_SholaAn ideal picnic spot located 1.6-km from the lake, which can be by a picturesque, rugged hill path. Bears once used to drink water above the falls.





Telescope Houses
Telescope_HousesTo enable the visitors to have a panoramic view of the valley and the nearby towns, two telescope houses have been put up at Kodai.

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