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Kodaikanal – The Ultimate Glory Of Tamil Nadu

Nestling in Dindigul district’s hills lays the small city, Kodaikanal. Touted as the ‘The Gift of the Forest’ in Tamil Nadu language, the city is referred to as the ‘Princess of the Hill stations’. If there’s something extraordinary about the place making it TN’s ultimate glory, it has to be its rich flora. In all true and blue ways, the city captures itself as the gift of forests. What become its sole reasons are the vibrant flowers, exquisite vegetation, lush mountains smoked up amidst clouds. A bit of drizzling makes it perfect romantic weather for the honeymoon couples. Richly funded with the diversifying nature spots, the place houses serene mountain peaks, beautiful lakes, green fields, and more. The tourists’ attractions here are what make the place the ultimate glory of Tamil Nadu.  Presuming that you already know how to reach Kodaikanal, here’s introducing the tourists’ captures.

5 Tourists’ Captures of Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal Lake and Boathouse
Photo of “Kodaikanal Lake and Boathouse” by Koshy Koshy under CC BY 2.0

1. Kodai Lake

Kodai or Kodaikanal Lake happens to be one of the most eye-catching nature spot found here. It is a man-made magnificent lake spread over 60 acres of area. Amidst Kodaikanal’s green ambiance, lays the Kodaikanal Lake. With an exotic setting, this lake offers you a pleasure of boat ride. You actually get to hire a boat and experience the thrilling outflow of the lake alongside the enormous Silver Cascade Waterfall.

2. Coaker’s walk

A 1 km mountain road will give you the pleasure of experiencing the beautiful Coaker’s walk. Offering an outstanding view, visiting this place would help you get in touch with the lovely view of the plain below a total of 2000 m height. Remember that the clouds will follow your path and you will get a feeling of walking in heaven. If you like an apparent walk in heaven, don’t forget to thank this guide (for sharing the experience with you)! Your quality ‘me-time’ can be well spent here.

3. Dolphin nose

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The best time to visit Kodaikanal would be during the winters. And when you pay a visit to Kodaikanal, a must-visit place which you cannot miss out is the dolphin nose. And the reason is plain and simple that owes to its breathtaking views. Don’t worry! It’s actually not a dolphin’s nose, but a flat mountain that quietly resembles the nose of a dolphin, and therefore the name is quite apparent. A visit to the dolphin nose would help you capture the beauty of the mountains there.

5. Kurinji Andavar temple

Understanding the trouble of visiting spiritual places for youngsters, this temple isn’t what you think it to be. The temple was established by a European lady who once adopted Hinduism. Thus, it gives a fair idea about the culture and traditions of Hinduism. This temple is dedicated to Lord Kartikeya or Murugan. The main attraction of visiting this particular place is the Kuriniji flower blossoming just once in a year. Kurinji flower’s landscape is spotted draping the temple’s hillsides. The best time to visit Kodaikanal for this temple would be during the month of May.

5. Berijam Lake

If you have any query related to how to reach Kodaikanal, you can go for railway or flight options. Anyway, after visiting this place, you cannot count on the beauty you would miss out if you don’t visit the Berijam Lake. It happens to be a freshwater reservoir which is scenic and spread in an area of about 59 acres.  It houses a wide range of flora as well as fauna. Moreover, it also is touted as the source of water to the nearby villages. Entering this lake requires you to have a permit from the Forest Department, however.

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Wrap up

A one-time visit to this place isn’t enough to get the overall beauty of the place. And if you have already visited this place, you already know how enjoyable and beautiful this hill station is. You would be able to get a wide range of hotels upon visiting this place. You just require performing a proper survey right before your visit to Kodaikanal.

Featured Photo of “Upper Lake View” by Thangaraj Kumaravel under CC BY 2.0

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