A Visit to Kodaikanal

Hello everyone.In this article I share one of my visits to Kodiakanal.I have listed down the MUST SEE places with images of them.

Happy reading.

Kodaikanal is a city in the hills of the taluk division of the Dindigul district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Its name in the Tamil language means “The Gift of the Forest”. Kodaikanal is referred to as the “Princess of Hill stations” and has a long history as a retreat and popular tourist destination. It’s a lot cooler  than  comparatively highly elevated hill stations.

It is almost my second home town as I visit the place at least once a year. This year too my friends and I decided to spend time there as we were tired of the hot summer in our city. You need to travel almost 51 KMS round and round in the mountain to reach the top. We stayed there for two nights and three days in a cottage which was about 2 KMS from the Lake. We enjoyed those days a lot and every hour was just like a second. You can see tourists from almost all parts of the country present here to enjoy and feel the cool breeze and cool climate here.  I list here some of the MUST VISIT tourist spots there.


The main attraction in Kodaikanal. Boating services are made available by Tamil nadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC) and some of the private clubs like carlton. The services by TTDC boat house are cheaper and better than the others. Don’t miss it.


This is a park, where one can find various kinds of flowers maintained in a very neat, tidy manner. There are lush green grasses, which makes our feet feel the chillness that almost tickles. This is the best place for playing Frisbee. You won’t get hurt even a bit when you fall while catching the Frisbee. A must visit place.


One of the best sightseeing places out there at Kodaikanal. You can see two stone like pillars, standing almost close to each other. Peering through a binocular you can witness a small Cross on the top of one of the pillars. It is generally said that, it was placed over there by a foreigner.


It is located on the way to KURINJI ANDAVAR TEMPLE. It is much smaller in size when compared to BRYANT PARK.


Green valley which was formerly called as suicide point is just the scene behind the bars, where you can enjoy the scenic beauty of the blue yonder.

Final Words from the author…

Kodaikanal is one of the best hill stations in INDIA. Everyone should visit it at least once to witness the climate. One cannot explain but only feel it’s beauty. Make a trip and share your experience with us.




I am a 18 year old folk who loves to read,write and experiment things.I like to keep me updated with latest technologies.I love to review and experiment with latest gadgets.I have very much interest towards FREE AND OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARES. I am a proud MOZILLIAN and a FIREFOX STUDENT AMBASSADOR.

Posted on May 5, 2012, in Travel and Photography and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Thanks for sharing information about kodaikanal places. Your very well explanation about kodaikanal places shows kodaikanal is really beautiful place in South India.

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