Kodaikanal is a hill station in Tamil Nadu that is called as the princess of hill stations and the gift of forests. It is located in the east side of the Western Ghats. It is a very common tourist spot, romantic honeymoon destination and summer retreat spot in Tamil Nadu. It is also the home for Kurunji flower that blooms once in 12 years.
This article will talk in detail about the top tourist attractions in Kodaikanal and important activities to enjoy during your visit.
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#1. Berijam Lake
This lake is open to the tourists only till three in the evening. The best thing to enjoy here is the lake view. You need special permission from the forest department to enter. You can find certain fauna here that comes to drink from the lake. You can enjoy a silent picnic and stroll along the lake. Top attractions to enjoy here are the fire tower, medicine forest and the view of the lake.
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#2. Coaker’s walk
As the name indicates, this place is for strolling. It is a long pathway that stretches for one kilometre along the slopes of hillocks. You can find a lot of serene spots in the path. This place is best for romantic walks, photography and sightseeing. You ought to enjoy this place in early evening when the place is filled with mild fog as if the clouds have descended to cover the place.
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#3. Kodai Lake
Everyone who visits Kodaikanal would recommend you to enjoy boating during morning. This lake is the home for numerous exotic birds. Walk through the shores of the lake is another attraction to enjoy. You can also hire horses or bicycle to enjoy around the lake.
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#4. Kurinji Andavar Temple
This temple is a famous shrine here. Many tourists visit this temple for spotting Kurunji flowers that bloom only once in 12 years. The most interesting part of the history of this temple is that it was established by a European lady in the early 20th century. She is famously called as Lady Ramanathan in this locality. Tourists visit this place for sightseeing, enjoying architecture and natural sightseeing.
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#5. Dolphin’s Nose
This place is famous for trekking, sightseeing and picnicking. There is a large chasm which is 2000 m deep. The place gets its name due to the unique structure of the rock. You can enjoy a panoramic view of the Western Ghats from here. You can also easily reach or trek to Liril falls and Pambar from Dolphin’s Nose.
#6. Bryant Park
This park is famous for romantic strolling through rose plants and botanical sightseeing. This park is famous for 740 species of roses. A flower show is organised every year during May. You can find a lot of people enjoying lazily in the park. This park is just for some relaxing time. You would not be able to find any tourist attractions here.
#7. Green valley point
This is also called as suicide point. This place is famous for sightseeing. You can get a panoramic view of the mountains from here. You can also spot the famous pillar rocks from here.
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Kodaikanal is a cliché hill station in South India with breathtaking view. The peak tourist season is from March to May but, you can enjoy the place at its prime beauty throughout the year.
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