"The Princess of Hill Stations"

A City in Tamil Nadu, India
2094 meters

Interest Measure for Kodaikanal

Ideal time to stay:  1 - 5 days

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Height(Altitude) of Kodaikanal from sea level:  6871 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  10.2381136°N, 77.4899822°E
Ecosystem:  Hill , Lake  

Food, Culture and Language at Kodaikanal

Food Availability:  Indian, South Indian 
Regional Language:  Tamil
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)

Why travel Kodaikanal?

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, it has a cooler climate than the plains below and is a popular holiday destination. The town centers around star-shaped, man-made Kodaikanal Lake, bordered by evergreen forest.
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13 Places to visit and Things to do in Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal Lake at Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal Lake

Kodaikanal Lake, also known as Kodai Lake is a manmade lake located in the Kodaikanal City. The lake is said to be Kodaikanal's most popular geographic landmark and tourist attraction. The lake is star-shaped, centrally located in the town of Kodaikanal and is surrounded by lush green hills of the northwestern Palani Hills range, which is the main watershed for the lake.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1 hours
Bear Shola Falls at Kodaikanal

Bear Shola Falls

Located in the Reserve forest, Bear Shola Falls is a soaring waterfall that serve as perfect picnic spot offering a setting to just relax with your loved ones amidst lush greenery. The Bear Shola Falls derived its name from the fact that bears used to come to this fall for drinking water. The Bear Shola Falls is ideal to visit during rainy season to enjoy the beauty of the falls to its extensiveness. During non-monsoon season, there is not much water in the falls. If interested, one can also go for trekking here. It has a beautiful climbing path which is almost 1 km long inside the forest.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1.5 hours
Pillar Rocks at Kodaikanal

Pillar Rocks

Pillar Rocks, 8 kilometres from the bus-stand, is a set of three giant rock pillars which stand 122 metres (400 ft) high. Managed by the Tamil Nadu Forest Department, The viewpoint can be crowded but is not commercialized. There is an excellent public garden adjacent to the viewpoint.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours
Boating at Kodaikanal Lake at Kodaikanal

Boating at Kodaikanal Lake

The Kodaikanal Lake is also famous for it's sport activity. Over the years a boat club, boathouse and boat service (with rowing boats and pedalling boats and a public ferry) for the public and tourists has become fully functional and is of aesthetic significance for tourism. Boat Pageant and Flower Shows are a regular feature in the summer season which attracts tourists.
Expenses - ₹25
Time needed - 2 hours
Green Valley View at Kodaikanal

Green Valley View

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Green Valley View, (formerly called Suicide Point) 5.5 km from the bus-stand and near the golf course, has an excellent panoramic view of the plains and a sheer drop of 1,500 metres (4,900 ft) overlooking the Vaigai Dam to the south. The stairway leading up to it is highly commercialized and lined with rows of shops to tempt tourists.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1 hours
Trek at Pine Forest at Kodaikanal

Trek at Pine Forest

The pine forest is is huge swathe of forest with really tall pine trees. It is a ideal place to walk, go for a horse ride or just sit and relax for a while. If you really want to enjoy this place then you should visit this place during the week days during off season. In 1906, with a view to growing valuable timber, Mr. Bryant started the Kodaikanal pine plantations in the south-west of Kodaikanal.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours

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Content of this page was last updated at Oct 21, 2016