5 Reasons for you to visit Kodaikanal

1. Princess of Hills: Though Himalayas have their own charm but visiting a hill-station in South, which usually is famous for beaches and forests, is altogether a different experience. You won’t find snow laden peaks down there but a view full of clouds and lush greenery is a sight in itself. Monsoon here is always fun, sipping best filter coffee when it pours heavily and walking around the town when it drizzles, both are equally pleasurable! For the best view, you can take a walk along Coaker’s Walk.

A beautiful lick of the tea gardens and the hill ranges of Kodaikanal — The princess of hill-stations.

2. Kodai Lake: Situated at the heart of town Kodai Lake is spread across 4 km of perimeter. There are various boat clubs from where you can rent paddle boats. They also offer bicycles on rent so that you can ride next to this huge lake and enjoy pleasant breeze. If you have all the time in the world then I’d suggest that you walk around the lake, slowly and steady, absorbing the green beauty and admiring graceful gardens of the resorts and bungalows built nearby.

Kodai Lake
Think about having a coffee or cycling around the kodaikanal lake ! Exited?

3. Vattakanal: Approximately 6 kms from Kodaikanal, there’s a silent valley called Vattakanal which is a paradise for those who want to escape the chaos of urban world. A place to be appreciated for its serenity, silence and low Keynes.

Vattakanal Waterfall

4. Chocolates: Just for your information, Kodaikanal is also famous for its variety of dark and white chocolates and spices. Instead of packets, you can buy chocolates here in kilograms! If you are a dark chocolate and coffee lover, pick Brazilian Coffee chocolates from the main market.

Homemade Chocolates

5. Dolphin’s Point: If its a hill, there has to be some hiking. Dolphin’s Point offers clear view of lush green valleys and hills with clouds floating on the top. At one moment, the view will be hazy and in the other, it will all be clear. Drizzle during monsoon will add to the scenery and make it colder yet pleasant for you to trek down to the point and hike back. Oh, it takes only 15–20 minutes to reach there.

Dolphin’s Point
The view from the Dolphin’s Point

Here some more pictures we got of the attractions in kodaikanal

Pillar Rocks
Pillar Rocks surrounded by misty clouds
Coaker’s Walk
Bryant’s Park
Berijam Lake — You need some special permission to visit this place
Thalaiyur Falls
Kookal Caves, also known as Guna Caves
Green Valley View formerly known as suicide point