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Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

Kodaikanal situated amidst the folds in the verdant Pali hills is among the most well-known serene hill stations in India, which mesmerises any visitor. With her wooded slopes, mighty rocks, improving waterfalls and a gorgeous lake, Kodaikanal is actually a charming hill station.

Kodai is located at an altitude of about two,133-m higher and addresses an region of 21.45-sq-km. The hill town is renowned for its educational establishments of global repute. The pride of Kodaikanal is the 'Kurinji-flower', which blossoms as soon as in 12 many years. The hill-plantain fruits and plums are known for his or her freshness and taste.

Famous Tourist Attraction at Kodaikanal
Berijam Lake - Berijam Lake is among the stunning picnic spots in Kodai, situated 21-km absent in the bus stand. This lake supplies drinking drinking water to Periakalam city. The scenery about right here is delightful.

Boat Club - In 1910, a brand new boathouse was produced, but only from Could 1929, few vacationers had been permitted to avail boat trip as short-term members. Later on they were extended towards the public and tourists in 1932. Boats like T.T.D.C, Kodai boats, Carlton boats are offered for hire.

Bryant Park - Bryant Park located on the eastern facet from the lake, is famous for flowers, hybrids and rafts. Types of flowers may be noticed inside a glasshouse. The annual horticultural show is held here in Might.

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

Coaker's Walk - Coaker's Walk derives the title from Lt. Coaker, who prepared the map of Kodai and it really is about a kilometre from the lake, which runs alongside a steep slope around the southern aspect in the Kodai. A few of the finest views from the plains could be observed from right here.

Kodaikanal Lake - Kodaikanal Lake is really a magnificent man-made lake, which spreads out in a star shape more than sixty acres can be a main attraction as it really is set amongst the greenery. The boat club here offers a number of pleasure and racing journeys.

Pillar Rocks - Inside the city limits one can see 3 boulders standing shoulder - to - shoulder vertically measuring to a peak of about 122 metres providing a panoramic view.

Kurinji Andavar Temple - The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Murugan and it is about 3.2-km through the lake. In Tamil literature "Kurinji" indicates "Hilly Region" and "Andavar" indicates God. From this temple, 1 can receive a see with the northern plains and Palani Hills.

Silver Cascade - Silver Cascade waterfall is situated on the Ghat Street about 8-km from Kodaikanal. The overflow of Kodai Lake comes down right here as 180 feet substantial falls.

Bear Shola Falls - An perfect picnic spot located one.6-km from the lake, which can be by a picturesque, rugged hill path. Bears once utilized to drink drinking water above the falls.

Telescope Homes - To enable the guests to have a panoramic see of the valley along with the close by cities, two telescope homes happen to be put up at Kodai.

How to Reach Kodaikanal
Air - The nearest airport is at Madurai (120 km from Kodaikanal).
Rail - The nearest railway stations are the Kodai Road Railway Station (80-km) as well as the Palani Railway Station (64-km).
Street - Kodaikanal is linked by street with Chennai (520-km), Ooty (264-km), Trichy (197-km), Coimbatore (175-km), Kumili (160-km), and Madurai(120-km). Standard bus companies are offered from Madurai, Palani, Kodaikanal Street, Theni, Dindigul, Tiruchirapalli, Kumuli (Thekkady) and Coimbatore. Additional buses ply during the season. Taxis and vans are offered for neighborhood transportation. You will find no auto-rickshaws in Kodaikanal.