Kodaikanal is one of India's most beautiful hill stations located at an altitude of 2133 mts ( 7,000 feet ) frequented by tourists in large numbers throughout the year. Kodaikanal has a bracing climate where temperature do not vary much from summer to winter. Fruits like plums and plantains grow abundantly on the wooded slopes apart from a wide variety of flowers, among which is the famous Kurinji flower which blooms once in twelve years.
The Kodai lake in star shape dominates this sleepy hill station. Spread over an area of 24 hectares where fishing allowed and boating facilities are available; one of the world's oldest Solar Observatories that was built in 1899.
Berijam Lake, situated 21 Kms from the township, lies in a beautiful valley, reflecting the glory of the specious in its clean waters. Dolphin's nose ( 8 Kms ), a projecting rock provides a view of the deep chasm below. Then go on get higher upon life. Climb the misty and high Perumal Peak. And you'll be rewarded with one of the most wonderful views in and around Kodaikanal.
5.6 Kms away is easily one of the best orchidoriums in the country offering the visitor, more than 300 species of orchids.
Kurinji Andavar Temple ( 3.2 Kms )
It is dedicated to Lord Murugan. It offers the worshipper a beautiful view of the northern plains and the Palani hills.
How to get there?
Air : Airport at Madurai (121 kms) and Coimbatore (135 Kms).
Rail : The nearest railway station is Kodaikanal Road(80 kms) on the Chennai-Madurai broad guage line.
Road : Kodaikanal is connected by road with all-important towns. Regular bus services are available from Kodaikanal to Madurai, Palani, Kodaikanal Road, Theni, Dinidigul, Thiruchirapalli, Kumili, Erode, Bangalore and Coimbatore.
Kodaikanal - 116 km