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Places To Visit In Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

The land of natural beauty and scenic landscapes
Tourism In Kodaikanal

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Tourist Places In Kodaikanal

Featuring scenic lakes, awe-inspiring landscapes, charming valleys, cascading waterfalls, granite cliffs, and lush green hills, the beauty of places to visit in Kodaikanal leaves every tourist mesmerised. There are innumerable Kodaikanal points of interest that lure large number of tourists every season, who flock to this place to witness these natural, and man made wonders. These versatile tourist attractions in Kodaikanal are suitable for all types of travelers ranging from honeymooners, to families, friends, and solo travelers as well. Here is a list of some of the best Kodaikanal sightseeing places that one must visit during their trip to this picturesque hill station.

The whole city of Kodaikanal is centred around a star-shaped man-made lake, the Kodaikanal Lake. This lake is one of the most popular Kodaikanal attractions where travelers can spend some quality time with their loved ones, indulge in activities like angling, and boating, or just take a peaceful stroll across the calm shore of the lake.

Being a hill station, this city never fails to impress the nature lovers with its abundant natural beauty that clearly reflects through the mesmerizing beauty of Kodaikanal attractions. Coaker’s Walk is one such charming spot in the city where one can bask in the serenity of nature, and indulge in an unending affair with nature. This narrow path is one of the most interesting Kodaikanal tourist destinations where travelers can indulge in a scenic walk along the steep slopes of the Kodai road, and spectate marvellous bird’s eye view of places like Dolphin's nose, valley of the Pambar river, and even the city of Madurai.

Other popular Kodaikanal destinations include places like Bear Shola Falls, and Pillar Rocks. Bear Shola is a seasonal waterfall which oozes out full flow of water during the monsoon season. To reach the base of this fall, one has to hike through the thick forests of the hilly region. Pillar Rocks is a viewpoint, and one of the most famous Kodaikanal local sightseeing places which boasts of a serene garden, and a small restaurant that serves lip-smacking local culinary delights.

While visiting Tamil Nadu, one cannot miss out on a religious tour of the numerous temples in the city. The city of Kodaikanal is home to a large number of religious temples such as the Kurinji Andavar Temple, and Subrahmanya Temple. Kurinji Andavar is one of the most popular Kodaikanal India points of interest for Hindus, as this temple is dedicated to Lord Murugan. No Kodaikanal sightseeing places list will be complete without including South India’s most renowned temple, the Subramanya Temple. This temple is of great importance to the locals, who climb 659 steps to reach the sanctum sanctorum. This temple is also hosts two important festivals of Thaipusam, and Panguni Uthiram.

If you are planning a Kodaikanal honeymoon trip then you must explore other natural wonders of the city other than the Kodai Lake. Some of the most captivating nature spots in Kodaikanal include places like Dolphin’s point, Green Valley, and Silent Valley where couples can find a tranquil, and peaceful environment to spend time with each other, and admire the beauty of nature as well.

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Berijam Lake in Kodaikanal

Berijam Lake is a serene reservoir, enveloped by nature’s beauty near Kodaikanal town in Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu. As the lake flows in the upper Palani hills, it offers views of the landscape around. Berijam Lake is part of a micro-watershed development project that was formed as the consequence of the construction ...
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Bryant Park in Kodaikanal

Located on the eastern side of Kodaikanal Lake, Bryant Park is a botanical estate that presents a riot of colors. Covering an area of almost 20 acres, this lovely park boats of more than 325 species of trees, cacti, and shrubs. When its flowers are in full blossom, the park seems to be a rainbow. Named after the forest offi...

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Coaker's Walk in Kodaikanal

Coakers Walk is a man-made walking plaza, carved on the steep slopes of mountains in Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu. Constructed in 1872, by Lieutenant Coaker, the spot is christened in his name. The place stands at a distance of almost half a kilometer from Kodaikanal Lake. The stroll starts close to Van Allen Hospital and interse...

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Pillar Rocks in Kodaikanal

Pillar Rocks are amongst the most sought after tourist spots of Kodaikanal that command a visited. This tourist attraction stands at a distance of 8 km from the heart of the city and comprises of three vertical granite boulders that stand shoulder to shoulder amidst untouched packets of condensed rainforests. Looming high a...

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Bear Shola Falls in Kodaikanal

Bear Shola Falls, a perfect picnic spot is located at a distance of 2 km from the Kodaikanal Lake in the Reserve Forest. As it flows in the forest area, the purity of the falls is unspoiled by human intrusions. There is an interesting legend behind the name of this tourist spot. It says that a bear used to frequent these fa...

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Kodaikanal Solar Observatory in Kodaikanal

Those who are fascinated by stars and astronomy, the Kodaikanal Solar Observatory, also known as Kodaikanal Observatory is the place to visit. Initially known as Solar Physics Observatory, this is owned and operated by the Indian Institute of Astrophysics. The observatory was set up in 1899 by shifting the activities of a s...

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Silver Cascade Falls in Kodaikanal

Silver Cascade Falls came into being when in the year 1863 Madurai's British Collector Sir Vere Henry Levinge dammed waters of three streams to construct an artificial lake. The result was Kodaikanal Lake. The overflowing water of Kodai Lake is collected and channeled through a stream that gushes down as these glistening fa...

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Thalaiyar Falls in Kodaikanal

At a distance of 40 Km from Kodaikanal and 485 Km from Chennai, Thalaiyar Falls gush down in the lush green slopes of Palani Hill ranges in the Dindigul District, in Kodaikanal. Fondly addressed as Rat Tail Falls, the Falls are nicknamed so as these can be spotted across the valley as a long thin silver strip of water gushi...

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What are the best things to buy in Kodaikanal?

Medicinal oils, balms, homemade chocolates of different varieties, souvenirs, organic food items, and handicrafts are some of the best things to buy in Kodaikanal.

Which are the best restaurants in Kodaikanal?

Tava Vegetarian Restaurant, Hilltop Inn, Aby's Cafe, and Tibetan Brothers are some of the best restaurants in Kodaikanal.

What is the best time to visit Kodaikanal?

November to February, and June to September are the best time to visit Kodaikanal.

Which are the most popular sightseeing places in Kodaikanal?

Kodaikanal Lake, Coaker’s Walk, Bear Shola Falls, Pillar Rocks, Bryant Park, Silent Valley, Suicide Point, and Dolphin’s Nose, and Kurinji Andavar Temple are some of the best sightseeing places in Kodaikanal.

Which are the best trekking trails in Kodaikanal?

Kodaikanal to Batlagundu, Kodai to Dolphin's Nose to Vellagavi to Kumbakkarai, Shembaganur to Morappur to Adukkam, Kodai to Green Hut, and Kodai to Thoppi Thooki Parai are some of the best trekking trails in Kodaikanal.