New Year 2019 is here, have you decided where to travel yet? Let’s get an Indian eVisa, catch a flight and check-in at these 7 best places at Kodaikanal in India.
1. Pillar Rocks
The place is named so as it has three vertically positioned boulders reaching up to a height of 400 feet. Good view of the mountains plus a unique set of three huge pillar-shaped rocks and is one of the most frequented picnic spots in the hill station.
The “Wooden White Cross” represented David Gelli’s Tribute to Love. A love story between a man David Gelli and his wife, Irine Gelli. The locals will tell you about this story when you visit it. The wooden white cross which kept David and Irine's love alive survived the monsoon climate of Kodaikanal for several years. As the time passed, the right horizontal side of it broke down. However, it seems as if it was not meant to be kept broken.
Pillar Rocks is situated at a distance of around 7 km from the city center. You can park the vehicle outside. The place even has some shops offering tea and snacks.
2. Green Valley View (Suicide Point)
The Green Valley View is used to be known as suicide point because of the dense and deep valley – below the point of more than 5000 feet drop. Located at a distance of just over 5km from the Kodai Lake, the Green Valley View offers breathtaking vistas of the lush green hills, valleys and plains spread across the entire region covering the town of Kodaikanal and its neighboring areas.
Vaigai Dam is the place that a nature lover should not miss. Besides the gorgeous view, it is also surrounded by lots of monkeys. Be careful of monkeys as they are known to grab your items.
Many small shops are located here and you can buy special items like Eucalyptus Oil, Ooty Tea Powder, Chocolates etc. on the way to the point.
3. Kodai Lake
Kodai lake is a manmade lake in the Kodaikanal city. The star-shaped lake is centrally located in Kodaikanal city wand is surrounded by the rich green Palani Hills Range the main watershed for the lake.
Tourists can sail, ride horses or simply just stroll around, cycle and admire the Kodai lake. Hand rowing and pedaling boats are the two types of boating available here. There are also numerous shops that making this place become the largest shopping spot of Kodaikanal.
Kurinji Flower is said to be found in the lake’s catchment area. It is also found that this flower last bloomed in 2004 and it only blooms once in 12 years. Hill-plantain fruits and plums are famous in the area.
4. Bear Shola Falls
This is one of the top places for sightseeing in Kodaikanal and one of the best waterfalls in Kodaikanal. During the monsoons, when the water flows down from the hilltop making its way through the verdant greenery of the region, that is when this cascade transform into the most terrific picture. The frothy waters of Bear Shola Falls are most famous for its tranquil scenery where you can enjoy a laid back afternoon after you trek your way to the base.
5. The Devil’s Kitchen
The Tamil Movie named 'Guna' which starred the famous actor Kamal Haasan was shot inside the Devil's Kitchen Caves. After the movie was released, this place came to be known as the Guna Caves. The caves were formed as a result of the unusual rock formations which started due to the soil erosion from cliffs. A great location for photography, the gorge also remains filled with thick clouds in the monsoon and winter seasons, but because of the deep fall and the risks may occur, many tourists are not sure about visiting it.
6. Coakers Walk
It is a man-made pedestrian walk famous for its scenery. The lovely path of Coakers Walk that curves by the edge of the gorgeous mountain have been constructed mainly for visitors to get a glimpse of Paradise on Earth. You can also choose cycle around to explore and taking picture of the breathtakingly beautiful sight.
7. Thalaiyar Falls
Thailaiyar Falls is also known as Rat Tail Falls because it appears as a thin silver line from the viewpoint. It is located in the lush green slopes of Palani Hill ranges in the Dindigul District, in Kodaikanal. There is view tower in the park at the Dum Dum Rock, from where you can take snaps and enjoy a beautiful view of the falls and the Manjalar Dam. Hiking is allowed only at the bottom of the falls and that too in the dry seasons.
Words cannot describe all the images of those place. If you never go, you will never know! So grab your eVisa for India and come to Kodaikanal, India. And if you need help, contact us and we will support you as quick as we can so that you could have a good kick in the 2019 travel’s book.
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