Kodaikanal - Places To See| April 24, 2012
Green Valley View (earlier called Suicide Point): 5.5 km from bus-stand, offers panoramic view of the plains.
Kodai Lake: Boating especially during winters is an incredible experience. Walking around the lake especially during dusk offers a memorable experience. However, beware of the dogs that abound the lake.
Pillar Rocks: Situated 8 km from bus-stand, Pillar Rocks is a set of three giant rock pillars. The public garden adjacent to the rocks is also worth visiting.
Guna Caves: It was earlier called Devil’s Kitchen. The chambers are bat-infested and closed to public. Tourists can see sections of the cave.
Silver Cascade: About 8 km from Kodaikanal, the waterfall is formed by the outflow of Kodaikanal Lake.
Dolphin's Nose: About 8 km from bus stand, offers panoramic view of countryside around. A short walkway leads to Pambar falls.
Kurinji Andavar temple: Around 4 km from the bus-stand, the temple is dedicated to Lord Murugan. Famous for its Kurinji flower which blossoms once every 12 years.
Berijam Lake: Around 20 km from Kodaikanal, its situated inside reserve forest. Forest department permission is required and only limited number of vehicles are allowed inside the forest area. Boating is prohibited as the lake is source of water for villages. Bison, deers, panthers and snakes are often spotted. Entry between 9.30 AM and 3 PM.
Coakers Walk: Offers a panoramic view of the scenic valleys. Catch the sunrise if you can.
Bryant Park: Nicely maintained park is a short distance from the boat club. The flower shows held during summer are very popular.
Shembaganur Museum of Natural History: Situated about 6 km from the bus-stand, the museum was founded in 1895. The taxidermy collection of more than 500 species of animals, birds and insects is not to be missed. It also has a collection of over 300 exotic orchid species. Open to public except Tuesdays.
Kodaikanal Solar Observatory: About 6 km on Observatory Road, it is the highest location near Kodai. The facility has a comprehensive astronomical science museum. Open daily during peak season; rest of the year, open on Fridays for a few hours.