A Kaleidoscope of Nature
Lofty hills, lush valleys, velvety slopes, cascading streams, picture post card scenery and colonial ambience - these snapshots best describe the vintage town of Kodaikanal. Resting in the gentle laps of the Palani Hills, Kodaikanal retains its original rustic charms. This rich tapestry of nature offers a rare glimpse of nature in all its pristine glory. Kodaikanal, founded in 1845 by American missionaries, is now one the most popular hill stations in South India.
Kodaikanal is a kaleidoscope of rustic beauty, vintage charm and breath-taking natural scenery. The magic of this hill station lies in its taste for a simple country life and its salubrious climate. This charming colonial town is an ideal spot for a romantic getaway.
Situated at a height of 2100 meters, it offers breathtaking views of the misty hills garbed in silver oaks, pines and eucalyptus trees and verdant valleys crisscrossed by crystal clear brooks. The tantalizing beauty of nature greets travelers at every turn. Kodaikanal is truly called “the princess of Hill stations”.
Houses of gabled roof dot the skyline, lending a tinge of Victorian touch to the township. Kodaikanal is also famous as a popular trekking spot. The star shape Kodaikanal Lake surrounded by beautiful slopes form the pivot around which the town has evolved. The town is also famous for its many educational institutions of international repute.
Boating at the beautiful Kodaikanal Lake would be a perfect way to start exploring the town. On the eastern side of the lake is the Bryant Park, a beautiful park with many exotic and hybrid plants. Coaker’s Walk at a distance of 1 km from the lake is a majestic walk along a steep slope offering panoramic views of the plain.
The Solar observatory located at a distance of about 32 km from the lake is the highest point in Kodaikanal. At a distance of 8 km from the lake is the beautiful silver cascade. Kodai club offers an amazing stepping back in time to the colonial era experience. The club is full of reminiscences from the Colonial era
At a distance of 11 km from the town is the famous Perumal peak, an ideal spot for trekking. The Kukal cave at a distance of about 40 km from Kodaikanal is also a good spot for trekking. Other attractions include the Kurinjiandavar Temple, Telescope house, Green Valley View, Moer Point, Silent Valley View, Berijam lake View, Fairy falls, Chettiar Park and Shenbaganur Museum.
Kodaikanal is not directly connected by air; the nearest airports are at Madurai at a distance of 135 km and Coimbatore at a distance of 170 km.
Well connected by road, and regular bus services link the town with all major cities in the district.
The nearest railway stations are Kodai Railway station at a distance of 80 km and Palani Railways Station at a distance of 64 km.