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  • General Information

    District: Dindigul, State: Tamil Nadu, India
    Area: 21.45 Sq. Km.
    Languages Spoken: Tamil and English
    Long Distance Code: +91-4542
    Importance:
    Best Time to Visit: February to May and Throughout the year as the climate is very pleasant.
  • Description

    Nestling amidst the folds of the verdant Pali Hills, is the idyllic retreat of Kodaikanal, popularly known as Kodai. Apart from being a much sought after tourist resort, Kodai is also famous for its educational institutions, which are globally renowned. The resort is, virtually, a heaven for trekkers and avid nature lovers. Amongst its other natural attractions is a star - shaped lake, set in a dreamy locale. The Boat Club offers umpteen pleasure and racing trips. The splendid Bryant Park, famous for its rare collection of flowers, grafting and hybrids, is the venue of great horticultural shows, held every year in May. Another major attraction of this area is the country's only Solar Physical Laboratory, founded in 1898.
  • Location

    Kodai is situated at an altitude of about 2,133-m high and covers an area of 21.45-sq. kms. The hill town is renowned for its educational institutions of international repute. The pride of Kodaikanal is the 'Kurinji-flower', which blossoms once in 12 years. The hill-plantain fruits and plums are known for their freshness and taste.
Boat ClubIn 1910, a new boathouse was constructed, but only from May 1929, few tourists were permitted to avail boat ride as temporary members. Later on they were extended to the public and tourists in 1932. Boats like T.T.D.C, Kodai boats, Carlton boats are available for hire.
Shenbaganur MuseumShenbaganur Museum is located about 5-Km from the lake. The Sacred Heart College maintains this museum. One of the best orchidoriums in the country with more than 300 species of orchids and wide-ranging collection of birds are found here.
Berijam LakeBerijam Lake is one of the beautiful picnic spots in Kodai, located 21-km away from the bus stand. This lake supplies drinking water to Periakalam town. The scenery around here is delightful.
Bryant ParkBryant Park situated on the eastern side of the lake, is noted for flowers, hybrids and rafts. Varieties of flowers can be seen in a glasshouse. The annual horticultural show is held here in May.
Kodaikanal LakeKodaikanal Lake is a magnificent man-made lake, which spreads out in a star shape over sixty acres is a main attraction as it is set among the greenery. The boat club here offers several pleasure and racing trips.
Coaker's WalkAbout a kilometer from the lake is Coaker's Walk, named after St. Coaker of the Royal Engineers, offering a fantastic view of the plains and the distant hills? There is a rugged pristine beauty about these vistas, and the mist rising in veils from the valley below, gives the place an unreal quality.
Silver Cascade
Silver Cascade waterfall is located on the Ghat Road about 8-km from Kodaikanal. The overflow of Kodai Lake comes down here as 180 feet high falls.
Pillar RocksWithin the city limits one can see three boulders standing shoulder - to - shoulder vertically measuring to a height of about 122 m providing a panoramic view.
Kurinji Andavar TempleThe presiding deity of the temple is Lord Murugan and is about 3.2-km from the lake. In Tamil literature "Kurinji" means "Hilly Region" and "Andavar" means God. From this temple, one can get a view of the northern plains and Palani Hills.
Telescope HousesTo enable the visitors to have a panoramic view of the valley and the nearby towns, two telescope houses have been put up at Kodai.
Bear Shola FallsAn ideal picnic spot located 1.6-km from the lake, which can be by a picturesque, rugged hill path. Bears once used to drink water above the falls.
South Of Malabar Coast

South Of Malabar Coast
(17 Days / 16 Nights)

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South Of Malabar Coast / PI-0370 (17 Days / 16 Nights)
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Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Chennai - Mamallapuram
Day 2 : Mamallapuram
Day 3 : Mamallapuram - Puducherry
Day 4 : Puducherry
Day 5 : Thanjavur
Day 6 : Thanjavur
Day 7 : Thanjavur-Madurai
Day 8 : Madurai - Kodaikanal
Day 9 : Kodaikanal
Day 10 : Kodaikanal - Munnar
Day 11 : Munnar
Day 12 : Munnar-Kochi
Day 13 : Kochi
Day 14 : Kochi-Mararikulam
Day 15 : Mararikulam
Day 16 : Mararikulam
Day 17 : Mararikulam-Kochi-Chennai
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Bengaluru-Mysore-Ooty-Kodaikanal-Coimbatore



Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Bengaluru
Day 2 : Bengaluru
Day 3 : Bengaluru - Mysore
Day 4 : Mysore
Day 5 : Mysore- Ooty
Day 6 : Ooty
Day 7 : Ooty - Kodaikanal
Day 8 : Kodaikanal
Day 9 : Kodaikanal - Coimbatore
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(13 Days / 12 Nights)

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Tanjore Mararikulam Tour / PI-0287 (13 Days / 12 Nights)
Thanjavur-Madurai-Kodaikanal-Munnar-Kochi-Mararikulam-Chennai



Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Thanjavur
Day 2 : Thanjavur
Day 3 : Thanjavur-Madurai
Day 4 : Madurai - Kodaikanal
Day 5 : Kodaikanal
Day 6 : Kodaikanal - Munnar
Day 7 : Munnar
Day 8 : Munnar-Kochi
Day 9 : Kochi
Day 10 : Kochi-Mararikulam
Day 11 : Mararikulam
Day 12 : Mararikulam
Day 13 : Mararikulam - Chennai

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