Attractions in Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal Lake
Kodaikanal Lake - This 24-hectare lake bounded by a 5 km long road is a central point of Kodai. A bund was constructed to form this lake which was then stocked with fish. The first boat too was brought from Tuticorin. In 1890, a boat club was formed and in 1910 a new boathouse was constructed.

Kurinji Andvar Temple - A famous shrine dedicated to Lord Muruga, this temple is associated with the Kurinji flowers, which carpet the hillsides  and  blooms  once  in 12 years. Kurinji also means hill region

Tamil literature and Andavar means God. Hence Lord Muruga is referred as ‘God of Hill’ here. From this temple you can have a view of Palani and Vaigai dams.

Shenbaganur Museum - Maintained by the Sacred Heart College, a Theological Seminary, it was founded in 1895 and is devoted to archaeological remains and the flora and fauna of the hills. A Spanish Father Ugarthe contributed the major collections to the Museum. One of the biggest orchidoriums in the country with more than 300 species of orchids is also housed here.

Pillar Rocks - Three boulders stand shoulder to shoulder vertically measuring to a height of about 122 meters. It has a mini garden with lovely flowers.


Quick Getaways near Kodaikanal


Berijam Lake - 21 km away Periyakulam town gets drinking water from this lake which is a fine picnic spot.

Annamalai National Park - This sanctuary is rich in wildlife and teak forests. Tea and coffee plantation is an added attraction. Situated at an altitude of 1,400 metres, it has various kinds of fauna like elephant, gaur, tiger, panther, sloth bear, deer, wild bear, wild dog, porcupine, flying squirrel, jackal, pangolin, civet cat and birds like rocket-tailed drongo, re-whiskered bulbul, black headed oriole, tree pie, spotted dove, green pigeon, etc. The Amaravathi reservoir in the Anamalais has a large number of crocodiles. There are also many places of scenic beauty such as Karainshola, Anaikunthi shola, grass hills, water falls, groves, teak forests, estates, dams and reservoirs.

Annamalai National Park near Kodaikanal

Events in Kodaikanal

Every May, a Summer Tourist Festival takes place that includes some interesting contests like the Boat Race, Flower Show, Dog Show and other events. Watch out for this!

Getting There & Away to Kodaikanal

Flights to Kodaikanal
The nearest airport is Madurai, 120 km away. It is well connected to other airports, especially Chennai.
Trains to Kodaikanal The nearest railhead is Kodai Road Railway Station, which is 80 km away.
Car and Bus Service to Kodaikanal
Kodaikanal is connected by road with important towns. 


Getting Around in Kodaikanal


Taxis and vans are available for local transport. Overall, to enjoy the pleasant ambience, it is best to walk along the charming land.
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