Kodaikanal is a picture of tranquility and beauty. It is among the few hill stations in Tamil Nadu. Kodaikanal is located in the Western Ghats, amidst the Palani Hills in the state of Tamil Nadu. Kodaikanal is a precious spot for the tourist in the Indian subcontinent. This spot is located in southern India, 120 km from Madurai. It is a quaint, unspoilt little hill station. In Tamil it is said to be the "gift of the forest". Here the air is romantic and dreamy. History of Kodaikanal says that it was set up in 1845 by American missionaries circa.
Kodaikanal is said to be a traveler's paradise with all its charm and charisma due to its location. It is located at an altitude of 2133 meters above sea level. The best way to use your time is by wandering around the area and appreciating the landscape or even you can go for facilities such as boating, cycling, pony riding, angling and golf.
Any visitor interested in visiting Kodaikanal can reach there
Air: The nearest airport is at Madurai, which is at 135 kms, Coimbatore which is at 170 kms and Trichy 195 kms from Kodaikanal.
Rail: Many passengers can go by train passing through Kodaikanal road. Kodairad Station is approximately 80 kms from Kodaikanal.
Road: Kodaikanal is connected with all major cities by Road. There are regular bus services available from Kodaikanal to Madurai, Palani, Kodai Road, Theni, Dindigul, Thiruchirappalli, Kumuli, Bangalore and Coimbatore.
This lake is located at a distance of 21 km from Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu. It is one of the most beautiful lakes in South India. This lake is of a star shape and is famous for its clean and clear water. It also supplies drinking water to Periyakulam town. It is famous for its beautiful view and it is also a popular picnic spot.
For small trekking you have to move towards Kodaikanal in the Palani Hills.
Dolphin & Nose
This spot is located about 8 km from the Berijam Lake. It is a flat projection rock from where one can take a breathtaking view of the widening gorge below.
The Perumal Peak
It is about 11 km from Kodaikanal. This spot is a trekker's delight.
It is 40 km from Kodaikanal. It is a favorite camping site for trekkers.