Experience the natural beauty of the beautiful Kodaikanal Town in tamil nadu
Kodaikanal is a beautiful hill station located in the Dindigul district in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The place has an abundance of natural beauty all around such as the area of granite cliffs, forested valleys, lakes, waterfalls and grassy hills for a perfect mountain getaway. The word "Kodaikanal" in the Tamil language means "The Gift of the Forest".
Location at a height of 2,000 meters above the sea level, the town of Kodaikanal is centered around the man-made, star-shaped Kodaikanal Lake. It is bordered from all sides by the evergreen forests. You can either hire the Rowing boats or hike or cycle down the 5k Lake Road path around the shore.
It is famous as the Princess of Hill Stations. Kodaikanal is also a popular honeymoon destination in India. The Kodaikanal weather is mesmerizing and there is greenery all around that provides for a cool and peaceful stay. The town of Kodaikanal is nestled amidst the slopes of the Palani Hills. You will find a cool and pleasant climate all year round.
The summer season lasts between the months of April to July. Summers in Kodaikanal is lovely and the temperature ranges from 24 degrees Celsius to 38 degrees Celsius. This season is perfect for going trekking, cycling, boating, sightseeing, and other summer festivities.
The monsoon season in Kodaikanal weather lasts from July till August and is a preferred time to visit this place. The town receives an average rainfall every year and the weather is pleasant throughout. The temperature ranges from 20 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius approximately. During this time, you can experience the beautiful waterfalls and the lush green forests that will make you fall in love with the place.
The winter season in Kodaikanal lasts from October till March. The best time to visit this town is in winters and the temperature ranges from 20 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius. Although the weather stays pleasant the nights can get chilling.
Places to visit in Kodaikanal
Green Valley View (Suicide Point)
Known as the Suicide Point, this is one of the most spectacular spots in Kodaikanal. To reach this spot, you will have to walk through the woods and experience the natural beauty all around.
The Kodai Lake lies right in the heart of the Kodaikanal town. This man-made lake is shaped like a star across an area of 60 acres. The tourists can enjoy a variety of fun activities near the lake such as boating, horse riding, cycling, and angling.
It is a 1 km in distance built on the steep slopes of the mountain. This place had been constructed in the year 1872, by Lt Coaker. The beautiful view from this path is the reason behind its popularity. There is also a Telescope house at the coakers walk. You can even ride a bicycle there.
The magnificent Berijam Lake located in Kodaikanal offers one of the best picnic spots for tourists with an incredible view.
Silver Cascade Falls
Located 8 km from the town of Kodaikanal, this scenic waterfall is famous for its celestial flow of the pure crystalline waters that are flowing from a cliff with a height of 180 ft.
The Kurunji Temple is dedicated to Lord Murugu. The temple has been associated with the Kurunji flower. It is said that this flower blooms only once in about 12 years and covers the whole area with the beautiful purple colored flowers. The views from this temple are delightful.
La Salette Church
The Mother Salette church is around 133 years old and is considered to be one of the oldest churches. A grand celebration is done in the Church on the 14th and 15th of August every year.
80 Mile Round
This is a popular trekking route in the area that begins at the Berijam Lake and ends at the Poombaral Village. For all the adventure junkies, the 80 Mile Round is the perfect way to experience the natural beauty and spend time in Kodaikanal
Chettiar Park is a small park that offers a cool picnic spot for the tourists. The park is maintained by the Kodaikanal Township. There is greenery all around and the views are amazing.
It is also known by the name of "Rat Tail Falls". The falls are located on the slopes of the Palani Hill ranges of Kodaikanal at a height of 297 meters. The Thalaiyar Falls is the highest waterfall in the state of Tamil Nadu and the sixth highest waterfall in the whole of India. You can witness the serene views of the falls and the Manjalar Dam from the view tower of the park at the Dum Dum Rock.
So why wait? Take a break from the hustle-bustle of the city and visit this beautiful place to enjoy nature and some quality time with friends and family. Kodaikanal weather being very pleasant all year round, you can go on a nature walk or trekking through the forests around the town.
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