About Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal is a hill town in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It’s set in an area of granite cliffs, forested valleys, lakes, waterfalls and grassy hills. At 2,000 meters above sea level, the town centers around man-made, star-shaped Kodaikanal Lake, bordered by evergreen forest. Rowing boats can be hired, and hikers and cyclists follow the 5k Lake Road path around the shore.

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Basic Information
  • Green Valley View
  • Kodaikanal Lake
  • Bear Shola Falls
  • Pillar Rocks
  • Thalaiyar Falls
  • Coakers Walk
  • Berijam Lake
  • Dolphins Nose
  • Bryant Par
  • Silver Cascade Falls
  • Silent Valley View Point
  • Canopy Hill, Vattakanal
  • Kurinji Andavar Temple
  • Kodaikanal Solar Observatory
  • Shembaganur Museum of Natural History

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Best Time to Visit

March to May: Summers last from March to May but it doesn't get too hot with the temperature varying between 20°C and 34°C. It's a good time for sightseeing and outdoor activities. June to September: The monsoon season, primarily the months of July and August, can be tricky.

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