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Kodaikanal Tourism

Kodaikanal - Hill Stations

Location : Dindugal District, Tamil Nadu
Area : 21.45 sq.kms
Attractions : Berijam Lake, Boat Club, Bryant Park
Ideal Time to Visit : April to June and September to October

Kodaikanal is one of the most popular hill resorts in India. It is a charming hill station, stands amidst sylvan beauty on the southern crest of the upper Palani Hills near Madurai in Tamil Nadu. With its rocks, woods, lovely lake and bracing air, Kodaikanal is an ideal hill resort for the tourists.

The unique flowering plant 'Kurunji'(Strobilanthus Kunthanus) that last bloomed in 2004, is nature's gift to 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 and is frequented all through the year. 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 hill-plantain fruits and plums are known for their freshness and taste. Berijam lake, one among the beautiful lakes of South India, spreads over an area of 24 hectares.

Attractions At Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal, the hill-station is an attraction in itself, topped up by various important attractions. Some of the major attractions here are, the Kodaikanal Lake, a magnificent man-made lake, which spreads out in a star shape over sixty acres. It is a main attraction as it is set among the lush greenery. An added attraction is the boat club, offering several pleasure and racing holiday trips. The Berijam Lake located at a distance of 21-km from Kodaikanal is an important attraction here. Having a star like shape, it is Spread over an area of 24 hectares and is known for its pure water. There's also a park here called the Bryant Park situated on the eastern side of the lake and is famous for flowers, hybrids and rafts.

Another important attraction here is the Shenbaganur Museum , located about 5 Kms from the lake. This museum has more than 300 species of orchids and a wide collection of birds. Another exotic attraction, the Coaker's Walk, is an high-edged pathway. It derives its name from Lt. Coaker, who prepared the map of Kodai. It is situated about a kilometer from the lake, running along a steep slope on the southern side of the Kodai. A famous temple of this region, the Kurinji andavar Temple has Lord Murugan as the presiding deity. It is situated about 3.2-kms from the lake. From this temple, one can get a view of the northern plains and Palani Hills.

Way to Kodaikanal

By Air : The nearest airport from Kodaikanal is at Madurai about 120 kms away. It is well connected to other airports, especially Chennai.

By Rail : The nearest railway stations from Kodaikanal are the Kodai Road Railway Station around 80 kms away and the Palani Railway Station is situated about 64-kms from Kodaikanal.

By Road : Kodaikanal is connected by road with Chennai (520-km), Ooty (264-km), Trichy (197-km), Coimbatore (175-km), Kumili (160-km), and Madurai(120-km). Regular bus services are available from Madurai, Palani, Kodaikanal Road, Theni, Dindigul, Tiruchirapalli, Kumuli (Thekkady) and Coimbatore.

Local Transportation : Taxis and vans are available for local transportation. Auto-rickshaws are not available at Kodaikanal.


Additional Information

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One Day Trip
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Seats
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4
Toyota Qualis
8
Ford Ikon
4
Tempo Traveller
11
Toyota Corolla
4

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Seats
Tata Indica
4
Toyota Qualis
8
Ford Ikon
4
Tempo Traveller
11
Toyota Corolla
4
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