Kodaikanal is a cool town in the hills of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu's Dindigul district. The name of the city means The Gift of the Forest in the Tamil language, while in Malayalam it means The Stations of the Princess of Hill. The town is at the top of the plateau at 2133 m, between the Parappar and Gundar valleys, above the upper Palani hills. An irregular basin, the heart of which is the manmade Kodaikanal Lake, holds the centre of the city.
Great Eucalyptus trees, Shola woods, lofty cliffs, descending rivulets, cascading waterfalls, flower beds, and ever-present gardens flourish in the valleys, while the meadows and grasslands dominate the hills. Strong, sloping hills serve as guards to the north of the town, while the hills simply slope into lower Palnis to its east. A plateau to the west leads to the National Park of Indira Gandhi, the hills of Annamalai, the Valley of Manjampatti, and the major portion of the Western Ghats.
Established in 1845, it's a refuge for the region's tropical, arid plains. The economy here is run by hospitality and tourism. Kodaikanal is full of religiously significant churches and Hindu temples.
Kodaikanal Places To Visit
Lake Kodaikanal : An artificial, star-shaped lake, situated 500 m from the bus stand and erected in 1863, attracts locals and tourists. At the Kodaikanal Boat Club, you can hire rowboats and pedalos. In addition, besides the pool, horses and bicycles are also accessible for brief intervals. The best route for walking is the 5-km path around the lake.
Park of Bryant : This is the botanical garden planned by the Madurai forest officer, H.D. Bryant, in 1908, east of the lake. The park is home to 325 species of trees, shrubs, and cacti, amazing flowers and 740 varieties of roses. Here, an 1857 Eucalyptus tree and a Bodhi tree are of great religious significance. The ornamental plants are grown in a nursery for sales purposes. Horticultural exhibits and flower shows take place annually in the summers. Nominal entry fees are paid by the park.
The Walk of Coaker's : This is a 1-km pedestrian path along the steep slopes, designed by Lt. Coaker in 1872. The walk starts from the Van Allen hospital and then intersects with the main road beside St. Peter's Church, winding around Mount Nebo. This walk gives you a beautiful view of the plains. If there is no fog, you can see the Dolphin Nose to the south, the Pambar River valley to the southeast, the city of Periyakulam, and the city of Madurai. There is also an unusual phenomenon called the Brocken spectre where you can see your own shadow on the clouds while the sun is at the rear end and the front is clouds and mist. A nominal entrance fee is charged for the walk.
Falls by Bear Shola : This is a tall waterfall in a forest reserve 3 km from the bus stand, which can be reached by ascending the footpath.
View of Green Valley : This is also known as the 5.5 km from the bus stand and near the golf course, Suicide Spot. A panoramic view of the plains is offered. The commercial stores, built with good stairways, draw visitors.
Forests of Pines : In 1906, Mr. Bryant, the Madurai forest officer, started planting pines in the south-west of Kodaikanal to collect valuable timber.
Shembaganur Natural History Museum : It is located 6 km from the bus stand and includes more than 500 species of plants, birds and insects, as well as 300 species of orchids. The museum, which was discovered in 1895, also exhibits works of art from the earlier Palaiyar tribes, whose descendants live here even today.
Dindigul to Palani
Palani Murugan Pazhani Tamilnadu Temple : Palani Murugan Temple, also known as Pazhani Temple or Dhandapani Murugan Temple or Palani Hill Temple, is one of India's most prominent Murugan temples, located in the town of Palani, in Tamilnadu, India, about 100 km southeast of Coimbatore. This ancient temple, founded by Cheaman Perumal, a ruler of Kerala, in the 7th century AD, is the third Arupadai Veedu among the Arupadaiveedu, or Lord Muruga 's six abodes. This famous pilgrimage centre, located 60 km from Dindugul in Tamil Nadu, is located on top of Sivagiri Hill at an elevation of 1500 ft above sea level. Lord Dandayudhapani Swami is the presiding deity. Thiruchendur Murugan Temple, Swamimalai Murugan Temple, Thiruthani Murugan Temple, Pazhamudircholai Muruga Temple, and Thiruparamkunram Templo are the other five Aarupadai Veedu Murugan temples.
Palani Murugan Temple, Tiru Avinankudi, Palani Subramanya Temple, Palani Murugan Kovil, Dandayudhapani Swami Temple, and Arulmigu Dhandayuthapani Thirukkovil are also known by other names.
Shrine of Bhogar at Pazhani Temple : It is said that Bhogar, who built the Navabashana idol and sanctified the deity, lived before 3000 B.C. In the southwestern corridor of the hill temple, the shrine of Bhogar is located. There are also pictures that were adored by him of Nava Durga or Bhuvanesvari and the Maragadha (emerald) Shiva Lingam. There is an underground passage that is said to connect the Bhogar shrine with the sanctum sanctorum. The shrine 's walls describe the history of the temple.
Other Palani temples : There are numerous other shrines in the Palani Hill Temple, such as Anandha Vinayagar Sannadhi (located on the temple 's outer prakaram), Valli Temple, 18-Padi Karuppanna Swamy Temple and Idumban Temple.
Spring Valli : This is a sacred tank from a mountain spring that flows. It is named Valli Sonai and is found on the elephant path that was designed to climb the hill for the elephants.
Kavadi Kavadi : To all Murugan temples in India and abroad, Kavadi is significant. 'Kavi' implies 'saffron' implies simplicity and 'adi' implies 'foot' implies pilgrimage. By foot, devotees bring various forms of kavadis to the temple.
In Palani Tonsuring : An significant feature of Pazhani Hill Temple is tonsuring, or shaving the head. By paying Rs.10/- at the Tonsuring sheds, devotees may conduct tonsuring.
I wanted to go from Madurai to the Sirumalai forest, but I realised that from Dindigul it is easier to reach Sirumalai than from Madurai. So the plans to rest at Kutladampatti waterfalls have changed.Kutladampatti was a small waterfall about a kilometre away from the road, with dozens of local men dressed in minimalist clothes bathing under it. 40 We received the Rupee parking lot from us.
The drive to the falls took us close to the forest & hills of Sirumalai.Don't suggest going all the way just for this fall, but if you're passing through the area of Dindigul / Madurai and have an hour or two to spare, then your journey would be a nice break for a diversion towards the fall. A handpump is available that can be used to get some drinking water. There are no other services elsewhere.
In Dindigul district, there are plenty of forests which will leave you gasping for air. Then you can choose one of the tour packages if you want to enjoy the thrilling journey. Below, some of the dense forests are mentioned.
Morning Pick up from Dindigul.
Then proceed towards Palani.
To visit Arulmigu Dhandayuthapani Swamy Temple.
Then proceed towards Kodaikanal.
Hotel check in.
Proceeding to visit Suicide Point , Pine Forest and Silver Cascade's water fall.
Then Proceeding to visit Kodai Lake. The lake is surrounded by beautiful valleys, boat club, and buildings from colonial period.
Overnight Stay @ Hotel-Kodaikanal.
After Breakfast and then Check out from the Hotel.
Next to visit Bryant Park , Shenbaganur Museum, Wax Museum and Kodaikanal Solar Observatory Museum.
Coaker's Walk is the most scenic & beautiful tourist spot in Kodaikanal close to Kodaikanal Lake.
Next to visit Dolphin's Nose is flat rock projecting over a breathtaking 6,600 feet deep.
Proceeding towards Pillar Rocks.
Guna cave is wonderful tourism spot in Kodaikanal on Moir point road.
Then starting towards Dindigul with sweet Memories of Kodaikanal.
Finally drop @ Dindigul Railway Junction.
What 's Included
We can provide stay for ( 2*, 3* )
2.Double sharing Rooms
5.Royal Suite Rooms
( as per requirement )
From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be take care
Local Speaking Guide - ( English,Tamil,Hindi,Telugu & Malayalam ) *