Kodaikanal the Gift of the forest in South Asia- Travel Guide


   Kodaikanal, city of State Tamil Nadu in Dindigul District, is famous for its lush green foggy mountains, lakes, waterfalls and flora. Beautiful Tea estates are the main attraction to visit Kodaikanal having wildlife with town life. The normal temperature during the summer is around 17 to 25 degrees Celsius which is very good for a summer visit, and also during the winter temperature is not too low.

Kodaikanal the Gift of the forest




   It is summer holiday vacation destination for everyone in India. Peoples are travelling to this place as a couple, friends group, family vacation or school/college trip. This is the most beautiful place during pre-monsoon rainfall. Several resorts and hotels in beautiful location you can find easily. Every morning is beautiful and amazing always here.

How to reach kodaikanal
By Air, Madurai is the nearest airport to kodaikanal which is around 125 kms away. You can hire a taxi or cab to reach kodaikanal.
By Train you need to come Kodaikanal road railway station which is in the main kodaikanal area.


Kodaikanal places to visit

 Kodaikanal is famous for nature walk, lake and many more attractions, few we have for you below.

Kodaikanal Lake

 It is the famous lake in kodaikanal and one of the best having average depth around 10 feet and area covered 24 ha. This lake was created by Sir Vere henry levinge who was the collector of Madurai in 1863. The Lake is very beautiful have alluring views and surrounded by Pine forests. You can also do boat ride in this lake.

Bryant Park

 Braynt park in kodaikanal is bejewelled with many species of shrubs and plants. They different in verities of hybrids, grafts and flowering plants etc. Surrounded by pine forests and with several beautiful grass and plantation work.

Silver Cascade Falls

 This is the perfect place for relaxation and enjoyment. This waterfall water is falling from the kodaikanal lake which is the famous lake in kodaikanal, also you can take a swim in the waterfall which will give you a next level adventure.

Kurinji Andavar Murugan Temple

 This Temple dedicated to the Lord Murugan "the God of Hill". This place is famous for both Religious tourists and tourists attraction. There are several beautiful and holy statues situated at the top of the temple. This Temple was built in 1936 by Leelavathi Ramanathan, she was European but adopted Hinduism religion.


   Apart from this there are several more places to visit in Kodaikanal also important to visit if you have sufficient time or if you want to explore more like Bear Shola Falls, Kodaikanal Solar observatory Museum, Vattakanal water falls, Chettiar Park Road, Kodaikanal Pine forest (beautiful forest, recommended), Guna caves (foggy mountains), Echo Point, Coakers Walk, Pillar rock road, Palni hills, La Saleth Church, Fairly falls, Uppar lake view point, Moir point, Chettiar park, Green valley view point etc.



Things to do in Kodaikanal



Walk on the Coackers Walk

Elluring views, long, memorable walk in kodaikanal having breathtaking glimpses of beautiful valley. Beautiful clouds touching the walk footpaths, this is the best thing to do in Kodaikanal.

Boating at Kodaikanal Lake

 Boating at kodaikanal lake is one of the best experience here. Kodaikanal lake is the most safest due to depth is very low. Boating charges are from 300 to 500 per person as per the duration.

Pine forest nature walk.

 Pine forest nature walk is one of the best thing to do in Pine forest area. It is best for bird watching, hiking etc. Several Bollywood movies have shooting here (also south Indian movies) because of the alluring views.

Trekking

 Trekking at Echo point and dolphin nose is best thing to do in Kodaikanal. There are several mesmerizing views from the top and it is best for trekking.

 Apart from it there are many things to do like, Bicycle tour, Night safari, Haunting Guna cave etc.


Food in Kodaikanal

Cuisine in Kodaikanal

   Kodaikanal is also famous for it cuisine. On banana lake beautiful served dishes will definitely attracts you. There are some dish that you have to try like Uttapam, Banana Bonda, Rasam, Dosa, Murukku all with Sambar and coconut Chutney. Thanks me later if you like the taste ;).

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