Kodaikanal is one of the most famous and loveable hill stations in India. Nevertheless, unlike its cousins in the North India, Kodaikanal is relatively unaltered and unexplored. The city is proud of its heritage and natural beauty and actively participates in retaining these elements. Apart from the unexplored sceneries, Kodaikanal offers a range of tour attractions to the visitors. Here we list a few of them: -
'The Kodaikanal Lake' is the most visited tourist destination in the
city of Kodaikanal. It is actually a star shaped lake that encloses an
area of around 60 acres. The surrounding has been wonderfully landscaped
and is worth visiting. Among the facilities available for the tourists,
boating and promenade skirting are very popular.
Located at the Sacred Heart College, Flora museum is a must visit
destination in Kodaikanal. The place is just 5 kilometers from the town
center and can be easily hiked in an hour. The 'Orchidarium' here has a
collection of more than 300 species of orchids and other exotic plants
that have been painstakingly collected in and around Nilgiris.
Bryant Park is a botanical garden that is situated on the eastern side
of 'The Lake'. The Bryant Park is a not-to-be-missed tourist attraction
in Kodaikanal. The park was conceived and landscaped by Glenn Bryant, a
British Army officer. The park is a hub of horticulture activity in
Tamilnadu. It produces and exports lots of flowers that include
different species of Roses and Lilies among others.
Kurinji Andavar Temple
Kurinji Andavar is a small temple that is located 3 kilometers from the
Lake. It is one of the very few temples you will find in this city. The
temple that has been modeled around the traditional Pallavas temples is
dedicated to Lord Murugan.
Built in the year 1889, the Astrophysical Observatory stands on the
highest point of the city of Kodaikanal. The place is renowned for its
research in meteorology and solar physics. It also houses a small museum
that has models explaining the complex scientific phenomenon in simple
There are numerous waterfalls in and around Kodaikanal. Nevertheless,
the best among them are Bear Shola Falls, Silver Cascade, Fairy Falls
and Glen Falls. These falls also serve as popular picnic spots and are
very popular among kids.
Pillar Rocks are located about 7 kilometers from city center in
Kodaikanal. These are actually three rocks that magnificently jut into
the sky to a height of about 400 feet. The place is the best to view the
sunset and the glittering Kodaikanal at night.
Coaker's walk is a one and half kilometers stretch that runs parallel
to the Lake. This walk offers a magnificent view of the valley. It
derives its name from Lt. Coaker, who had conceived Kodaikanal. The most
interesting point along this walk is the Telescope House that offers
visitors a panoramic view of the valley and nearby township.