Kodaikanal is a beautiful hill station in the state of Tamil Nadu where people visit in a great number for the sightseeing. Kodaikanal is also known as “Princess of Hill Stations”. It is a perfect destination to visit with the family, friends and life partner. If you strategically plan your trip to Kodaikanal, you might get the opportunity to see the Kodaikanal in the hue of blue as Neelakurinji flowers bloom once in twelve years.
Kodaikanal receives a great rush throughout the year. Though, September to May is considered as the best time to visit the hill station of Kodaikanal when the weather is at its best. You need at least 2-3 days from your busy schedule to cover all the beautiful places in Kodaikanal.
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There are a lot of tourist attractions in Kodaikanal that must be on your bucket list including Kodai Lake, Pillar Rocks, Berijam Lake, Thalaiyar Falls, Kurinji Andavar Temple, Green Valley View (Suicide Point), Coakers Walk and Bryant Park.
Thalaiyar Falls is also famous as ‘Rat Tail Falls’ because of its appearance which resembles a silver line amidst the greenery. This fall is located at the distance of 40 km from Kodaikanal. The height of this fall is 297 m which makes it the highest waterfall in the state of Tamil Nadu. Thalaiyar Falls is open all days of the week except Sunday. You can visit anytime from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.
Pillar Rocks is well-located at the distance of 7.5 km from Kodaikanal Lake. While visiting this place, you will notice three vertically positioned boulders of around 400 ft height that is why this place was named Pillar Rocks. It is one of the most visited places in Kodaikanal. For entering this place, you will have to pay a nominal charge. You can visit Pillar Rocks anytime from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
This beautiful botanical park is located on the eastern side of Kodaikanal Lake. This park is famous for a rich variety of flowers, graft and hybrids. The cut flowers from this park are exported because of their excellent quality. A flower show is conducted here in the month of May which attracts a lot of tourists from around the world. This park is open all days of the week from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.
Kurinji Andavar Temple:
Kurinji Andavar Temple is located at the distance of 5 km from Kodai bus stand. This magnificent temple is dedicated to Lord Muruga who is known as the God of Hills. In Tamil language, Kurijini means hills and Andavar means God, which simply depicts that this temple is dedicated to the God of Hills. This temple offers a beautiful view of Vaigai dam and Palani hills. Pilgrims or devotees can visit this temple anytime from 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM.
Kodaikanal Lake is a star-shaped lake surrounded by the hills. This lake is located at the distance of around 3 km from Kodai bus stand. Britishers and early missionaries from the USASA developed this lake aesthetically. Tourists can enjoy the boating on the Kodai Lake. You need at least 2 hours from your day to explore the beauty of this lake. Kodaikanal Lake is open all days of the week for the tourists from 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Green Valley View:
In the earlier times, Green Valley View was known as Suicide Point because of the deep, dense and dangerous valley. The Green Valley View is located at the distance of around 5.5 km from Kodai Lake. This place will offer you a magnificent view of plains, hills and deep valleys. From Green Valley View, you can have a beautiful glimpse of Vaigai dam which will be a lifetime experience. On the way to this point, you will find several shops from where you can buy homemade chocolates, ornaments and many kinds of flowers. This place is open for visitors all days of the week from 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM.
Kodaikanal is a home to waterfalls, lakes, hills, valleys and what not. This is one of the most beautiful destinations for the wanderers. You must explore the beauty of this hill station. Don’t forget to take your camera for capturing beautiful memories of Kodaikanal.
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Have a good time in Kodaikanal!