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About Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal, is one of the most beautiful and unexplored destinations in Tamil Nadu. Situated at 2100 metres above sea level amidst the breathtaking Palani Hills, it is around 450 kms. from Bangalore. Its fresh intoxicating air, eye-catching scenery and serenity charm the tourist no end.

Kodaikanal, promises many a latent mysteries to its guests, so delve into the dense forests housing numerous varieties of trees, sprawling wilderness and enchanting waterfalls all of which give it a very enchanted feel and is a treat for the mind and soul.

Places to visit

Some of the famous spots that are a must visit out here

  • Kodai Lake: One of the most popular tourist spots of Kodaikanal, the Kodaikanal Lake is also known as Kodai Lake. An artificial lake it takes the shape of a star and is spread over 60 acres with greenery all around. The Kodai Lake, has a lot of fun activities to offer, like boating along the picturesque lake. One can also rent cycles and horses in the lake area.
  • Flora & Fauna Museum: is a very interesting tourist spot also popularly known as the Shenbaganur Museum. The Museum houses fossils as well as a variety of the flora and fauna of this region. It also boasts an orchidarium with a beautiful collection of around 300 species of indigenous as well as exotic orchids.
  • Astrophysical Observatory: This was setup in 1899 and is located amidst the beautiful Palani hills, at an altitude of 2,343 metres. The observatory is used mainly for research work on meteorology and solar physics. A small museum is also to be found here.
  • Byrant Park: This is a famous botanical park landscaped by a British Forest officer, Bryant, after whom it is named. The Park is truly lovely and houses a vast variety of flowers, rafts as well as hybrids. The Park hosts its annual horticultural show, a delightful event, each year in the month of May which attracts tourists by the hordes.
  • Kurinji Andavar Temple: is a small but very famous temple dedicated to Lord Murugan, who is regarded as the God of the Hills. The temple is especially inundated with tourists during the famous summer festival here which is one of the most anticipated events and celebrated with great fanfare during the month of May.
  • Fairy Falls This is a delightful picnic spot with a breathtakingly beautiful waterfall where one can enjoy nature at its magical best.
  • Coaker's Walk Named after Lt. Coaker who had prepared the map of Kodaikanal, the Coaker's Walk is about 1km from the lake and gives a very picturesque view of the plains as well as the scenic valleys here and rejuvenates the senses. A telescopic view house is also to be found at the Coaker's Walk , which gives an amazing view of the valley, plains and the nearby towns and is a must visit.
  • PILLAR ROCKS The Pillar rocks are three granite boulders which stand shoulder to shoulder, measuring a height of around 400 feet. This is quite a popular spot, the lovely, shady woods near this spot make for an ideal picnic location.


Shopping is one of the many interesting activities one can indulge in, in this haven of nature. Kodaikanal is famous for handicrafts, exquisite embroidery items, eucalyptus oil, homemade chocolates, Kodai cheese, warm clothes, shawls, plums and pears. So if you're looking to pick up mementos then go right ahead and delight in the great variety available and that too at reasonable costs.

There are many options for places to shop at in Kodaikanal namely- Khadi Emporium, Corsack, Kurinji Mini Supermarket, Spencer and Company, Handloom Co-operative Stores, Travancore Crafts Work and Government Sales Emporium.

The Eco Nut Shop, is a small but famous shop which sells organic food stuff as well as home-made food items, one can pick up stuff like- jams, pickles, oils, incense, baked items, cheese, teas, spices out here.

Places to eat

Looking for a good place to eat out in Kodaikanal, then check out these delightful options- Carlton Hotel, Hotel Astoria, Kodai Resort Hotel, Silver Inn, Tibetan Brothers and Sterling Resorts.

Travel Tips

Kodaikanal enjoys a sub-tropical climate and as such has pleasant weather the year round and is thus quite favourable for tourists all year through other than the Monsoon season June - September. If you're looking at catching Kodaikanal, during some special events then plan a trip during the summer when you get to be a part of many a cultural programs, flower and fruit shows, boat races and adventure sports which make the place even more vivacious and fun to be in.

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