Kodaikanal – the most perfect sightseeing hill station of India
Kodaikanal is one of the best resorts for the tourists for honeymoon and educational trip Kodaikanal is amidst nature and its serene beauties. The large Rocky Mountains, deep woods, serene lake and cool breeze will take your breath away for a moment. Kodaikanal offers picturesque view of hilly areas with greenery grasslands everywhere. To feel awesome and enjoying the wonderful trip of hill station, the tour to Kodaikanal is must for everyone. The scenic beauty of Kodaikanal attracts many tourists every year across the world.
The breathtaking views and splendor surroundings of hilly slopes will serve your purpose fully to visit popular the terrain. You can enjoy a peasant walking through the green meadows and dense forest of Kodaikanal. Kodaikanal got so many attractions due to its cool and misty climate all around the year. The elite beauty of Kodaikanal make this place the summer holiday homes to most of the tourists. There is large unseen beauty of nature spreading across Kodaikanal. Let’s explore the various attractions of Kodaikanal hill station.
Various attractions of Kodaikanal hill station
i) Kodaikanal Lake – Kodaikanal will offer you a rich experience of the hidden wealth of nature. The sightseeing view of serene lake will cherish your mind and sooth you inner senses. Visiting around the bank of this lake offers wonderful happiness to you. Kodaikanal is an artificial lake with real natural beauty.
ii) Pillar Rocks – Pillar Rocks are famous for its granite boulders. These rocks are seems as standing erectly shoulder to shoulder. The biggest ones of pillar like rocks are of the height of 400 mt. The rock creates chambers between the two pillars like rocks. These chambers are also called as Devil’s kitchen. Tourists visit this place due to its mysterious name Devil‘s kitchen.
iii) Pine forest – The Pine forest in Kodaikanal is known for its scenic beauty of tranquil forest where hundreds of tall pine trees are there. The pine forest is located on the route of Mannavanur. This forest is a preserved forest and well maintained by the forest department of Kodaikanal.
iv) Kurinji Andavar Temple – Kurinji Andavar temple is famous for the temple of deity Muruga. It is located at 5 km distance from the bus station. Kurinji stands for hilly region and Andavar means God as per Tamil literature. Every year this temple is visited by many people due to its ancient moral values.
v) Silver Cascade Falls- Silver cascade falls is water falls developed due to the excess of water flow in the Kodai Lake. The environment of waterfall will rejuvenate your mind. If you are a nature lover then visiting Silver Cascade falls is ideal for you. It is located 8 km away from Kodaikanal.
vi) Perumal Peak – Perumal peak is one of the favorite peaks of the tourist. Perumal peak offers picturesque views of the Nilgiri Hills. You can enjoy trekking on this peak without any prior permission from forest Department. Perumal peak is located at 11 km away from Kodaikanal city.
How to reach Kodaikanal
i) By Air- Nearest Airport is Madurai Airport which is 120 km from the city. Airport is well connected to cities like Chennai, Coimbatore etc.
ii) By Rail- Nearest Railway Station is Kodai road Railway Station which is 80 km far from Kodaikanal city. Major connected cities to Kodaikanal are Delhi, Chennai, and Kolkata etc.
iii) By Road- Kodaikanal is well connected to major cities like Coimbatore, Madurai, Chennai, Trichy etc.
Climate at Kodaikanal- In summer 20°C-34°C & in winter 8°C - 30°C
Best season to visit Kodaikanal - Sept- May
Language spoken at Kodaikanal- Tamil, English