Top 7 Places to visit in Kodaikanal

Top 7 Places to visit in Kodaikanal

You can find that the best things in the world are available for free. The pine trees of the place and the satisfying greenery would make anyone fall in love with the place. The dewdrops on the rose petals and the Kurinji flowers make the hills of Kodaikanal turn purple. All this beauty make the people who come to Kodaikanal seem to be at a loss of words. The tourists lose themselves in the enthralling beauty of the place. The entire town is just a hub of tourist places. You stay at Kodaikanal would definitely be something worth enjoying. Let us look at some of the best places at Kodaikanal..

Kodai Lake

The Kodai Lake covers an area of about 60 acres and is man-made. The star-shaped lake welcomes thousands of visitors all throughout the year. The lake was created in 1863 by Sir Vere Henry Levinge, who used to be the collector of Madurai. The lake feeds from the waters of the Palani Hills. The outflow of the lake creates an amazing waterfall. It is known as the Silver Cascade. Spending a day along the lakes with the cool breeze blowing from the forests would be captivating.

Coakers Walk

The Coakers Walk is about 1 km long and has been created on the slopes of a hillock for people to walk along. If you are in Kodaikanal, you must visit the place. The serenity of this place is unparalleled. The walk offers some of the most breathtaking views of the hills. One of the rarest phenomena that you can witness here is that your shadows would be cast on the clouds enveloping the area. It is known as the 'Broken Spectre'.

Bryant Park

The Bryant Park is a botanical garden that covers an area of about 20.5 acres. The place is located at the end of the Kodaikanal Lake and is frequented by visitors. About 325 species of trees can be found here. This includes cacti, shrubs and trees. About 740 different species of roses can be seen here. The horticulture and flower shows are organised in the warmer months. You can get lost in the beauty of the place.

Silver Cascade

The Silver Cascade is something that demands attention. It is formed through the overflow of the man-made Kodai Lake. It offers the perfect break on the long road trip. If the temperature is right, you can even take a swim in the pristine waters of the place.

Guna Cave

Once known as the 'Devil's Kitchen', the guna Cave is about 12 km from Kodaikanal. The place was not known to the outside world for a very long time. The 'Guna' movie in 1991 starred by Kamal Hassan changed the fate of the place. an English explorer by the name of BS Ward discovered the cave in 1821. If you would like to discover the hidden beauties in the pine trees of Kodaikanal, you have to explore this cave.

Dolphin's Nose

The Dolphin's Nose is a popular trekking spot in Kodaikanal. It projects over a wide gorge that is about 2 km deep. The place has earned its name because of the peculiar shape it imposes. The breathtaking Liril and Pambar Falls can be reached from here, which are some of the best-hidden attractions.

Berijam Lake

The Berijam lake is located among vast grasslands and trees not native to the place. It is just a few kilometres away from Kodaikanal. The refreshing setting of the lake and the lush greenery makes the place a great place for a picnic. The lake is connected by motorable roads and it would not be difficult to reach the place. However, a forest pass would be needed to enter the area. If you would like to take part in fishing, you would need to get a permit from the Fisheries Department.

These are among the most beautiful places in Kodaikanal and you should definitely not miss them. Your trip would be incomplete without a visit to these places which have been drawn out of fairy tales.