The South Indian city, Kodaikanal lies in Tamil Nadu. This is a hill town and is located at a distance of 525.9 km far from Tamil Nadu’s capital Chennai. The hill station is located in the Dindigul district. The name of the city in the Tamil language means “The Gift of the Forest” and is also considered at the “Princess of Hill Station”. One hundred seventy-three years ago in 1845, the city was established. Tourism is the primary source of income to the town. As Kodaikanal is a hill station, so every people enjoy visiting the city especially during the Summer as people come to the city to get rid of the terrific heat of summer.
It is the natural beauty of Kodaikanal that attracts people across the world, and when tourists visit Kodaikanal then they don’t wish to return, and also they extend their stay in the beautiful hill station. The total area of Kodaikanal is 21.45 km2 (8.28 sq mi), and as per the census of 2011, the city had a total population of 36,501. Kodaikanal consists of many famous tourist spots which one must try to visit once in his or her life.
The amazing and the famous tourist spots of Kodaikanal are as follows:
The first attraction of the city Kodaikanal is the Kodaikanal lake. When one visits the city, then he or she gets excited to enter the lake as the lake is not only famous for its fantastic beauty but is also not less then an adventurous spot as visitors can also enjoy boating, horse riding.
If one wants to stay isolated for some time and is in depression or stress, then visiting Mannauvanur Lake will surely help him or her. The beauty and the fresh air of the lake will recover one from tension. This lake of Kodaikanal is not at all famous, but people also enjoy visiting it. Coracle ride facility is also available at this lake.
3.Silver cascade waterfall
Not only tourists but local people of the city also enjoy visiting the spot as it is also one of the famous tourist spots of the city. The waterfalls from aa proper altitude of 180 feet.
4.La Saleth Church
This church of Kodaikanal is almost 155 years old. If a Christian foreigner or a Christian traveller has visited the city, then he or she will never return without paying a visit to the Church. It’s construction puts a light on the Frech Style of Architecture. Even Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Jains or people of any other religion visit the church to see its constriction and to enjoy its peaceful environment.
If a person loves plants and trees, then the person should visit this park has over 300 species of beautiful flora, flowers. Visitors can also take their children along with them as there is a playground for children in the park. The park can’t be counted out from the famous tourist spots of the city.
If one is in the city and wants to have some adventure, then the person should visit the Guna Cave. The cave is present 8.5 km from the man town of Kodaikanal. If one visit the cave, then his or her love for Kodaikanal will increase a lot, and the person will undoubtedly wish to visit the city once more in his or her life.
An uncountable number of pine trees are found at this spot. The Pine forest is a major tourist spot of Kodaikanal. The location is maintained by forests officials. Visiting the site will also give one a fantastic view of the beauty of nature. Many people enjoy visiting the area and clicking photographs of the curl. Couples can also hang out for a date in the spot and enjoy their romantic day with one another.
Vattakanal Falls is also one of the most visited attractions in the city. The best time to visit the falls is during the monsoon season where one canAl witness the chief beauty of the falls.
This is also one of the famous tourist spots of the city. When one visits the Perumal peak, then the person will not believe in his or her eyes as the view that the person will get from the summit will amaze him or her. Not only tourists even local citizens of the city visit the attraction with their family or friends.
10.Kodaikanal Golf Club
A person can also visit this place if he or she has visited Kodaikanal. As the magnificent and the speechless beauty and the weather of the area will drive away all sort of sadness or misery. Not only that if a person has visited the place then thrill his or her mood for golfing and he or she will enjoy playing golf with friends or other persons as well as can enjoy the health benefits of playing golf.