Explore the lush green beauty of the Princess of Hill Stations

For the discerning outdoor enthusiast, Kodaikanal offers an unforgettable treat to the eyes and soul.


Kodaikanal is called the Princess of Hill Stations. It has a long and cherished history of being a popular tourist retreat that offer myriad choices for the outdoor person and nature lover alike. Kodaikanal is nestled in the lap of nature that houses many unique natural offerings, such as the Kurinji flower, a rare flower that blossoms only once in 12 years.

If one were to venture outdoors to absorb the scenic beauty of the place, then you ought to visit these attractions when you are in Kodaikanal -

    Berijam Lake

    Berijam Lake, Kodaikanal, Tourist Attraction

    20km from Kodaikanal is the tranquil Berijam Lake. Since it is a vital source of water for nearby villages, the Forest Department has banned boating and has allowed limited access to vehicles. Also this lake is open to public only from 3 pm to 7 pm. The environs of the lake is dotted with wild animals such as bisons, deers and panthers.

    Kodaikanal Lake

    Kodaikanal Lake, Kodaikanal Tourist Attraction

    Shaped approximately like a star, this man-made lake was built in 1863. The Boat Club at this lake provides rowboats for pedaling or rowing in the lake water with your loved one. One can also ride horses or bicycles rented out on the edges of the lake.

    Bryant Park

    Bryant Park Kodaikanal Tourist Attraction

    Located just east of the famous lake, this 20.5 acres botanical garden is a botanist's delight and is open year round. IT houses more than 300 different varieties of shrubs and trees, including a 150 year old eucalyptus tree and a Bodhi tree.

    Dolphin's Nose

    Dolphin's Nose, Kodaikanal Tourist Attraction

    Situated 8 km from the town bus stand, it is a flat rock plateau surrounded by breathtaking deep ravines. However reaching the place itself is quite a task with a 1 km long steep rocky trail.

    Devil's Kitchen

    Devil's Kitchen, Kodaikanal Tourist Attraction

    It's just the name that's frightening! The actual place is sure to take your breath away with its sheer drop of 1500 meters overlooking the Vaigai Dam to the south.

    Kurinji Andavar Temple

    Kurinji Andavar Temple Kodaikanal Tourist Attraction

    Those who wish to experience spirituality can go to this famous temple devoted to Lord Murugan or the Kurinji (Hillocks) Andavar (God).