Places to Visit In Kodaikanal
Kodaikanal has a natural treasure to discover. Rich in vegetation and plants, this town offers some of the exclusive landscapes. This small yet fascinating city has a galore of things to explore.
Kodai Lake: Kodai Lake is a star shaped man-made lake lying at the heart of Kodaikanal. The lake covers an approximate area of 60 acres. Construction of this lake started in the year 1863 and it was the brainchild of Sir VereHentryLevinge. Turquoise blue water of the lake makes this place stunning and adds extra charm to its beauty. Watching sunset from the Kodai Lake is indeed an enduring affair to remember. You can enjoy boat ride, cycling and horse riding in the lake area for some fun and pleasure. In the month of May, Summer Festival is held here with great enthusiasm and zeal.
Pillar Rocks: If you want to see what nature can do with rocks; then take a trip to the Pillar Rocks. Pillar Rocks of Kodaikanal are situated at a distance of 8 kilometres from the Kodai Lake. Enthralling view of Pillar Rocks will leave you speechless. The place derives its name from the three gigantic rock boulders which are placed vertically touching each other by sides. Small patches of greenery enhance the appeal of this place. Main attraction of Pillar Rocks is the Devil's Kitchen which is a gap between two rocks. A curated mini garden near the rocks offers a perfect ground for picnic.
Green Valley View (Suicide Point): Green Valley View, also known by its peculiar name “Suicide Point” is a terrific spot in Kodaikanal. It is only 3 kilometres away from the main town. This over the top view-point gives you the chance to see the beauty of vast woodlands covered under the veil of mist making it a heavenly place where dream comes naturally. From Green Valley View, you can get a bird's eye view of the Vaigai Dam and nearby valley with its lust green texture. Home-made chocolates sold here are another reason for tourists to visit this place. Colourful flowers dots the ground and hill slopes to cover the area with nature's tiny yet gorgeous creations.