A short walk amidst the exquisite mountains and valleys of kodaikanal, Coakers walk is a simple escape into the quaint environment of the beautiful and refreshing surroundings of the city. It was constructed by Lt. Coaker in 1872, a one kilometer mountain road which runs along the edge of steep slopes on the southern side of Kodai road which is 1/2km away from Kodai.
The walk winding around mt. Nebo starts near van Allen hospital and joins the main road above St. Peter’s Church provides a wide-angle spectacular view of the plains. On a cloudless, clear day one can have interesting sights, such as Dolphin’s nose in south, valley of the paambar river in South East, birds eye view of Periyakulam and even city of Madurai.
One must be aware of a fascinating phenomenon called ‘Brachem Spectre’ . A very lucky person can see his shadow on the clouds with a rainbow halo, when sun is behind and cloud and mist is in his front.