Kodaikanal, literally meaning “The Gift of the Forests”, is the princess of hill stations. Offering the best of both the worlds, Kodaikanal is a charismatic hill town in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Lush greenery, wooded slopes, majestic rocks, breathtaking waterfalls, enchanting lake and a refreshing environment, what more do you need for a relaxing holiday? Blessed with emerald meadows, dancing hills, gushing waterfalls, tranquil forest lakes, old-fashioned churches, and wonderful taste of homemade chocolates, Kodaikanal is spread across the picturesque Western Ghats at an altitude of 7,200 feet.


For those seeking serenity, must visit the Berijam Lake in Kodaikanal. The lake is a perfect example of nature’s beauty at its best. Housing a wide verity of flora and fauna, Kodaikanal Lake is another picturesque lake that makes a perfect place to spot vibrant birds chirping in beautiful surroundings.

Another must visit site here is the Silver Cascade waterfall. It is the first attraction that welcomes you to Kodaikanal on the Madurai Kodai road. The beautiful falls are over 180 ft high and the sound of the bubbly water gushing over the rocks will mesmerize you. The best time to see these falls would be during the rainy season. Travellers on holidays to Kodaikanal never forget to visit Pillar Rocks. On a clear day, this place becomes a pleasant place to unwind with your loved ones.
The aptly named Dolphin Nose is another popular attraction of Kodaikanal. It is a rock hill cliff that offers a bird’s eye view of the breathtaking Kodaikanal. It is a flat rock overlooking a deep cliff, with a shape like that of a Dolphin’s nose. The best time to visit this place is in the morning or early afternoon, as you can see the mist hanging longingly amongst the clouds.

Other major attractions in Kodaikanal are

How to Reach Kodaikanal
By Air: The closest airport to Kodaikanal is Madurai, about 120 kilometres away.
By Rail: Many tourists take the rail route and get down at Kodai Road. Being the only mode of transportation from Kodai Road to Kodaikanal, taxi rates are not all that negotiable.
By Road: Kodaikanal is well connected to the cities of Chennai, Coimbatore, Pondicherry, Madurai and many more through regular bus services.


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