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.
Situated 3.2 km away from the Coakers Walk, Upper Lake View is a famous tourist attraction in Kodaikanal and one which is worth visiting on the way to Green valley viewpoint. After you reach here, you will get an appealing view of the star-shaped lake situated here and the surrounding lush greenery which looks stunning.
One can even sit by the place and admire the breathtaking view of the lake along with all the surrounding landscapes while travelling to Green Valley View Point.
Formerly known as Suicide point, the Green Valley View offers a breath taking view of the plains, deep valleys and hills. The mesmerizing view of the Vaigai Dam is an unforgettable experience. It used to be known as suicide point because of the dangerous valley which is dense and deep; below the point of more than 5000 feet drop.
Located at 5.5 km from the Kodaikanal Lake, the Green Valley View not just offers a gorgeous view, making the mind and soul peaceful.
Kodaikanal Golf Club is a private membership club with an 18-hole, par 71 Golf course. It is located about 6 kilometres (4 mi) southwest from the center of Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu, South India at an elevation of 2,220 metres (7,280 ft).
This club is notable for its age and the wildlife frequently seen on the course. Non-members can play the full 18 holes by becoming temporary members or by paying the required green fees. Non-members must have a handicap or take lessons before they play here.
Situated in the ‘Princess of Hill stations’, Kodaikanal, the Pillar Rocks have become a lovely picnic spot. Constituting a beautiful mini garden; the place is named so as it has three vertically positioned boulders reaching up to a height of 400 feet.
The view of rocks is not something to be missed. They stand as an untouched miracle for the tourists visiting Kodaikanal.
It is the perfect place for adventure lovers as the path to this place is not just beautiful but also is adventurous. The mystery and natural beauty that cloak these caves are breath taking. A little trek, adventure and oneness with nature are essential to make it the best Kodaikanal trip.
Located about 8 km away from the Kodaikanal Bus Stand, Pine Forest is one of the most treasured locations of Kodailkanal. It allows travellers to cherish some peaceful moments with nature. The majestic pine trees create a perfect setting for photography.
The overall atmosphere of the place is ideal for a pleasant nature walk. Because of the scenic beauty and pleasant atmosphere, the Pine Forest has become a popular sightseeing attraction.
The Dolphin’s Nose viewpoint is where you can experience Kodaikanal at its best – plunging valleys, rugged terrain, clear skies, and the splendour of green embellishing the scene. As the name suggests, this viewpoint is based on a flat, protruding piece of rock that is shaped like a dolphin’s nose. This forms a visible cliff at the height of 6,600 feet, with the best part being that it is accessible to the public.
The Pambar Falls are formed in continuation of the water flowing down the Fairy Falls. The elegant step-like rock cuts, add to the beauty of the plane water cascading down. At the foot of the falls, a pond like water body is the added attraction of the spot, where the visitors enjoy bathing in the fresh waters. Especially, the birds and butterflies contribute beautiful colours to the area surrounding the cascade, which is witnessed by large crowds.
One can take photographs of the scenic beauty of the waterfall and the area surrounding it. Pambar Falls have also been nicknamed ‘Liril Falls’ after the soap advertisement shot at the cascade in the year 1985.
Lion cave is located at 100 metres from bear shola falls. This cave is very simple. Locals used to stay that in the distant past lion used to stay here. The cave is natural formation in the middle of the forest with entrance surrounded by trees. The way to go to lion cave is by trekking.
It is a seasonal waterfall quite far from the normal touristy area of Kodaikanal but is an exclusive spot during the monsoon trips. The area around is filled with different flora and fauna which are native to Kodaikanal.
The Lake is situated at the end of the Pillar Rock Road. The Lake is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kodaikanal for its serene and calm environment and sparkling water which is surrounded by beautiful hills on all sides and thus makes for a perfect picnic spot.
Built in 1936 the Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Murugan, the God of Hills as per the Tamil literatures which is set in charming environment with Kurinji flowers surrounding the temple
The caves are of immense historical value for it is popular to bear the traces of the ‘Palaiyar’ tribe which is extinct now. Thus due to its historical significance it is now a list in all best kodaikanal packages and has gained popularity among tourists and historians for the enchanting caves have many tales to tell.
It is a very old museum which was built during the British Raj in India. The museum has almost all the real animals preserved. At display you will get to varieties of butterfly, and other flies, birds, leopard, tiger skeleton was very huge, Elephant and crocodile head bone, and also preserved human baby of every month from 1 month to 9 month preserved. It is a must visit place in kodaikanal.