Beautiful Hill Stations In India - Kodaikanal
Kodaikanal is a city in the Tamil Nadu state of India. The Kodaikanal Hill Resort of Tamil Nadu, 2133 meters above sea level, captures everyone with its beauty and peaceful atmosphere. Nestled among Palani Hill, this place is a major hill station in South India.
The fun of visiting here doubles when the Kurinji blooms. However, this flower blooms once in twelve years. People here consider the flower of Kurinji as their pride. When it blossoms, it becomes beautiful on seeing the beauty of the hills. And its smell is seductive. The beauty of nature is seen in all it's forms in Kodaikanal. The huge rocks, serene lakes, fruit orchards and lush green scenery here tell the story of its beauty. Also, the clean air coming from the eucalyptus and pine forests makes the atmosphere fragrant and buzzing.
Kodaikanal is mentioned in the Tamil Sangam literature of BC. The area around the Palani Hills at that time was inhabited by a primitive tribe called the Pelians and Pulayans. In 1845, the British established a hill station here. It was the favorite hill station of British administrators and missionaries. He used to spend his time here in summer.
TOURIST PLACES IN KODAIKANAL
This boat club was established in 1910. Before 1932 it was not for the common people and tourists. Only a select few could enjoy boating here. Later this facility was also provided for tourists and common people. Carlton and Kodai boats can be rented here.
This man-made lake is quite popular in Kodaikanal. This star shaped lake is spread over an area of 60 acres. The greenery around it attracts tourists a lot. The Boat Club of this lake organizes exciting racing trips.
The place was named Coker's Walk after Lieutenant Coker. Koker prepared a map of Kodai. This place is one Km from the lake. From here there is a steep slope towards the south of Kodaikanal. Beautiful views of the plains can be seen from here.
KURINJI ANDAVAR TEMPLE
This holy temple is dedicated to Lord Murugan. This temple is situated at a distance of 3.2 km from Kodaikanal lake. In Tamil literature, Kurinji means mountain region and Andavar means God. Lord Murugan is considered the deity of the mountains. From this temple one can see the grand view of the plains of the north and the hills of Palani.
SILVER CASCADE FALLS
BEER SHOLA FALL
This beautiful picnic spot is 1.6 km from Lake Kodai. The route to reach here is quite bumpy. Here the bears can often be seen drinking water. This waterfall was named Beer Shola because of the presence of bears.
Two telescope houses have been set up at Kodai to see the beauty of the valley and its surroundings. Apart from this, you can also visit the Solar Physical Observatory, Dolmen Circle, Thalaiar waterfall in Kodaikanal.
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