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Kodaikanal is one of the most popular & charming hill stations in India
due to its wooded slopes, mighty rocks, enhancing waterfalls and a beautiful
lake. The unique flowering plant 'Kurunji'(Strobilanthus Kunthanus) that
last bloom in 1992, is the nature's gift to Kodaikanal. The slopes of the
hill are covered by the purple carpet during it's season.
Kodai is the only hill-station in India which was set-up by the Americans,
though the Britishers soon joined. American missionaries established a
school for European children here in the mid-1840s, the legacy of which is
the Kodaikanal International School which is one of the most prestigious
schools in the country.
Kodai or Kodaikanal is on the southern crest of the Palani hills, about 120
km from Madurai, at an altitude of 2100 mt. It is an idyllic getaway for
regular tourists, trekker and honeymooners. Blessed with nature's
breath-taking beauty, the star-shaped lake dominates this sleepy
Kodaikanal is neither too hot in summer nor too cold in winter. Kodai get
some rain almost every month,the months January and February. The
temperatures in summer range from a maximum of 20° C to a minimum of 11°
C, and in winter from 17° C to 8° C. Annual rainfall in the region
is around 165 cms.
The famous places to shop in Kodaikanal are the Khadi Emporium, Handloom
Co-operative Stores and Travancore Crafts Work, Government Sales Emporium,
Kurinji Mini Supermarket, Spencer and Company.
Prime Attractions of Kodaikanal
Berijam Lake located at a distance of 21-km from Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu
is one among the beautiful lakes of South India. Spread over an area of 24
hectares, the lake is star shaped and is known for its pure water.
Head for Kodaikanal in the Palani Hills for small-time trekking. You can
take short treks and hikes to tourist spots close by as well to local
viewpoints. Overnight treks are also possible here where one can spend a
night at a local village.
Fairs & Festivals
There are several beautiful hill stations in Tamil Nadu. The summer
festival is held in the 'Queen of Hill Stations', the evergreen Ooty; the
exquisite Kodaikanal or the salubrious heights of Yercaud. Cultural
programs, adventure sports, boat races, flower and fruit shows add to the
splendor of the festival.
The Golf Club is located 5-km from the Kodaikanal Lake. Boating and Angling
facilities are available at the Kodaikanal Lake. Picturesque trek routes are
available in and around Kodaikanal.
You must experience the colonial India at the Kodai Club. The lounge with
its period fireplace, the piano, the Leigh Hunt prints, the library stocked
with books by Evelyn Waugh, Anthony Trollope, and the bar with stuffed heads
of bison, tigers, deer-horns, and a picture of the Laughing Cavalier by
Franz Hals, the restaurant with old English plates, a glowing hearth-fire,
and landscape prints will remind you of the British Raj.
Place to Stay in Kodaikanal
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