Kodaikanal is one of the most preferred Honeymoon and holiday destinations of South India. It is famous for its hill resorts in the western ghats of India. The word Kodaikanal means gift of the forest in local language.
It is popularly known as “Princess of Hill stations”. The hill station stands 7200 feet above the sea level on a plateau in the upper Palani Hills. It is located between Parappar and Gundar Valleys and was established as a refuge from the tropical diseases and hot weather conditions of the plains in 1840s.
The place is blessed with scenic natural beauty and rich flora, cypress, eucalyptus, acacia trees, numerous fruit trees mainly Pear along with flowering ones such as rhododendron, magnolia and eucalyptus. It is a botanical heaven. Kodaikanal is also famous for its eucalyptus oil, homemade chocolates and kurinji – flowers (which blossoms only once in twelve years).
A mere walk in the forests of Kodaikanal or row in its Lake in its cool and misty weather fills you with serenity. The mesmerizing view of high waterfalls, beautiful ponds and gardens makes your stay worthwhile.
Places to visit:
Bear Shola falls
Green Valley View