||120 Km from Madurai, 520 Km fro Chennai
|Best Time To Visit
||April to June, September to October
||Star Shaped lake
Kodaikanal is a charming little hill Station in Tamil Nadu situated at an altitude of
6,854 feet above sea level. In a state that is more famous for 'The Queen of
Hill Stations', Kodaikanal hill station attracts as many tourists and has a fair share of
its own die hard admirers. So much were people smitten by its beauty and
sedateness that today Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu is referred to as 'The Princess of Hill Stations'.
The name Kodaikanal means 'The Gift of Forest'. And once you visit
Kodaikanal and its nearby areas, you will know why this hill station has
this name. Kodaikanal hill station is surrounded by deep and dark forest which it seems are
guarding its beautiful landscape. Plan Kodaikanal tours and explore that Kodaikanal is brimming with some of
nature's wonders like Coaker's walk, Fairy falls, Bear shola falls and many
Places To See In Kodaikanal Tamil Nadu
Star Shaped Lake
Known as the Kodaikanal lake, this is a man made lake which is probably the
most liked attraction in the Kodaikanal hill station. Situated right in the center of
Kodaikanal, the lake was converted from a marshy land by former Collector
Sir Vere Levinge. This star shaped lake covers an area of nearly 60 acres
and provides facilities for boating. You can also take a horse ride by the
sides of Kodaikanal Lake which is surrounded by different types of trees.
One of the only three solar observatories in the world, the observatory in
Kodaikanal is almost 75 years old. Located at a distance of 3 km from the
lake and at an altitude of 2343 m., the observatory is at the highest point
of Kodaikanal hill station. You can buy tickets for a show that is played in this
observatory that will give you a glimpse of our solar system.
Fairy falls have become an inseparable part of people of Kodaikanal as an
interesting spot for picnics. Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu has also become famous among tourists for
its crystal clear waters. A swim at the foot at the falls will leave surely
leave you refreshed and re-energized.
Situated around 1 Km from the lake, the coaker's walk proves to be an
exceptional place to get some of the most fascinating views of the
surrounding areas. Named after the Lt. Coaker, it is situated on the
southern end of Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu.
Kurinji Andavar Temple
Dedicated to Lord Murugan, Kurinji Andavar Temple is situated at a calm and
secluded place, some 3 km away from the star shaped lake. The beautiful
temple in Kodaikanal hill station gives you beautiful views of Northern Plains and Palani Hills.
Hotel in Kodaikanal
Hotel in Kodaikanal provides excellent services and facilities to its guests. Kodaikanal has luxury resorts as well as low budget lodges for tourists.
There is a TTDC operated resort located on the Fern Hill. Other hotels in Kodaikanal are Carlton Hotel, Hotel Clifton and Hotel Garden
Best Time To Visit Kodaikanal
Best time to visit Kodaikanal is from April to June and September to October.
How To Reach Kodaikanal
Madurai is the nearest airport that is situated just around 120 Km from
Kodaikanal. There are flights operating to and from all major cities of
India. You can take a taxi from Madurai or a state transport bus for a 2 to
3 hrs drive from Madurai to Kodaikanal.
Kodai Road Railway station is the nearest rail head at a distance of 80 km
away from Kodaikanal.
Kodaikanal is well connected to all major cities of Tamil Nadu. The Capital
city Chennai is around 520 Km, Ooty is 264 km from here. Transport buses
from nearby cities and towns ply to Kodaikanal with appreciable frequency.
Luxury coaches are also an option. Inside the city, you will find cycle
rickshaws and auto rickshaws for short distance commute. For longer
distances, state run and private buses are present in good number. Taxis are
also a good option for touring inside the city.
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