Kodaikanal referred to as 'The Princess of Hill Stations', is situated amidst the folds of the verdant Palani hills in the Western Ghats at an altitude of about 2133 m. Kodaikanal is one of the most frequented hill resorts in India. With its spectacular rocks, tranquil woods, lovely lake and intoxicating air, Kodaikanal is an ideal hill resort for the tourists from all over.
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 lies pretty in the Palani Hills of Tamil Nadu. The summer retreat of Kodaikanal literally means ‘gift of the forest’.
Tourist attractions in Kodaikanal
We recommend following Popular Sightseeing spots in Kodaikanal:
Berijam Lake : Berijam Lake located at a distance of 21 km from Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu is one most beautiful lakes of South India. Spread over an area of 24 ha, the lake is star shaped and is known for its clean and clear water. Berijam Lake supplies drinking water to Periyakulam town. It is a popular picnic spot with a beautiful view.
Kodaikanal Trekking : Move towards Kodaikanal in the Palani Hills for small-time trekking. You can take short treks and hikes to tourist spots close by as well to local viewpoints. Overnight treks are also possible here where one can spend a night at a local village.
Dolphin's Nose : Located about 8 km from the Berijam Lake is the Dolphin's Nose, a flat projecting rock from where one can take a breathtaking view of the widening gorge below.
The Perumal Peak : About 11 km from Kodaikanal, the Perumal Peak is a trekker's delight. Climbers begin their ascent from the Neutral Saddle.
Kukal Cave : Kukal Cave, 40 km from Kodaikanal, is a favourite camping site for trekkers. Reportedly, descendants of the Paliyans still live here.