Kodaikanal is a picture of tranquility and beauty. It is amongst the few hill stations in Tamil Nadu. Kodaikanal is situated in the Western Ghats, amidst the Palani Hills in the state of Tamil Nadu. Kodaikanal is a precious spot for the tourist in the Indian subcontinent. This spot is situated in southern India, 120 km from Madurai. It is a quaint, unspoilt little hill station. In Tamil it is said to be the ‘gift of the forest’. Here the air is romantic and dreamy. History of Kodaikanal says that it was set up in 1845 by American missionaries circa.
Kodaikanal is said to be a traveler’s paradise with all its charm and charisma due to its location. It is situated at an altitude of 2133 meters above sea level. The best way to utilize your time is by roaming around the area and appreciating the landscape or even you can go for facilities like boating, cycling, pony riding, angling and golf.
Any visitor interested in visiting Kodaikanal can reach there
Air: Nearest airport is at Madurai, which is at 135 kms, Coimbatore which is at 170 kms and Trichy 195 kms from Kodaikanal.
Rail: Many passengers can go for train which passes through Kodaikanal road. Kodairoad Station is nearly 80 kms from Kodaikanal.
Road: Kodaikanal is connected with all important towns by Road. There are regular bus services which are available from Kodaikanal to Madurai, Palani, Kodai Road, Theni, Dindigul, Thiruchirappalli, Kumuli, Bangalore and Coimbatore.
Though there are many tourist attractions but some of its major tourist attractions are
This lake is located at a distance of 21 km from Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu. It is one of the most beautiful lakes of South India. This lake is of star shaped and it is famous for its clean and clear water. It also supplies drinking water to Periyakulam town. It is famous for its beautiful view and it is also a popular picnic spot.
For small trekking you have to move towards Kodaikanal in the Palani Hills.
This spot is located about 8 km from the Berijam Lake. It is a flat projecting rock from where one can take a breathtaking view of the widening gorge below.
The Perumal Peak
It is about 11 km from Kodaikanal. This spot is a trekker’s delight.
It is 40 km from Kodaikanal. It is a favorite camping site for trekkers.