Overlooking thick green plantation and undulating hills, Kodaikanal is one of the most favourite honeymoon destination in South Indian region. Because of its scenic beauty and pleasant weather, Kodaikanal attracts visitors who love to spend some time in solitude.
The name Kodaikanal means “Gift of The Forest” which fits aptly this beautiful place. With dense forest and plunging waterfalls, this place hosts a variety of birds, animals and plants making it more exotic. Located at Palani Hills, Kodaikanal is actually a part of the Western Ghats and therefore it doesn't lack amazing landscapes and natural beauty.
Kodaikanal is a tourist spot which comes under the authority of Dindigul District in Tamil Nadu. This lovely hill station has been crowned with the title of “Princess of Hill Stations” because of its unmatched natural treasure.
History of Kodaikanal started with the Palaiyer tribal people. Development of modern Kodaikanal was made hugely by American Christian missionaries and British officials in an order to get refuge from the hot and humid weather along with tropical diseases of plain-lands. From 20th century, Indians started to move into this captivating hill station and started living there. The place is well connected with the nearby cities by road and rail.
Flanked by Parappar and Gundar Valley, Kodaikanal is located on a height of approximately 2,133 metres above the sea level. At centre of the city, there is the famous Kodaikanal Lake having circumference of 5 kilometres. Hill slopes of this region are covered with green meadows stretching miles after miles. Eucalyptus and Shola are two most common indigenous plants.
This small town on Palani Hills offers excellent climatic conditions round the year. So, summer brings more tourists here. Drench your heat-soaked body and mind with the dews of Kodaikanal to get back that refreshing feeling.