On a clear day Rat Tail Falls is visible from the Dum Dum Rock viewpoint. The very edge at the top of the Falls has a low concrete wall on either side concentrating the flow of water to focus the falls into a better rat tail shape. One can get down to the edge of the rock to look directly straight down to see a little river at the bottom continuing placidly through the forest. Looking back up to the side, one can watch the water in freefall, mostly silent.
One of the most famous waterfalls, is the first attraction that unfolds to tourist, located on the Madurai - Kodaikanal road, on way to Kodaikanal. This waterfall is the result of excess water in the Kodai Lake, which comes down as a fall. Silver Cascade Falls is located at a distance of around 8 km from Kodaikanal.
Coaker's Walk, discovered in 1872, has been named after Lt. Coaker. Located on the southern slopes of this beautiful hill station, Coaker's Walk is a paradise for nature lovers. Situated at a distance of 1 km from the lake of Kodaikanal.
The pine forest are one among the preserved treasures of kodaikanal which would mesmerize the tourists by its ambiance.This place is a gift of mother nature for people who love photography In 1906 Mr.Bryant planned to grow precious timber, He started pine plantations in the south -west of the most excellent location to spend time to experience the most peaceful and memorable moments of life..
Devil's Kitchen, a famous tourist attraction, is a dangerous deep hidden ravine located between Pillar Rocks. This kitchen looks like small dark gutters but is a deep fall. Situated between Green Valley View and Pillar Rocks, for visiting this place, tourists can seek the help of localities as they are well aware of the place.
Green Valley View, located around 5.5 km from the Kodaikanal Lake, is the point from where tourists can enjoy the beautiful view of the Vaigai Dam. The place is formerly known as Suicide Point owing to facts that it is deep, dangerous and dense.
Pillar Rocks, located at a distance of 8 km from the lake tower, is one of the famous tourist attractions. At this attraction, tourists can see three granite boulders that are standing vertically shoulder to shoulder. Measuring a height of around 400 ft from the ground, these pillars are known for offering bird's eye view of the surrounding beautiful vistas. The chambers that are between the two pillars are also known as Devil's Kitchen.
Village is full of scenic spots and wonderful hills view and valley;s some of the spots are just breathtaking and will keep you just silent and wetch the nature beauty. The Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple (Kulandai Velayudha Swami Tirukkovil) has three thousand years of history and was consecrated by his holiness Bhogar.
The beautiful Gothic structure, Lutheran Church was built in 1932. The adorned Church was adorned with stained glass window while detailed paintings and murals depict the life of Jesus Christ on the Church walls.
Located at a distance of around 5 km from the bus station, is also known as Kurinji Andavar Temple. Dedicated to Lord Muruga, the God of Hills as per the Tamil literature, tourists visiting this temple can enjoy beautiful view of Vaigai dam and Palani hills.
This beautiful and well maintained park lies towards the north eastern side of the town, on the way to Kurunji Andavar Temple. The amazing purple bllom of the kurunji flowers can be seen here.
Bryant Park, a botanical garden, is situated on the eastern side of 'The Lake'. Conceived and landscaped in 1980 by a British Army Officer, Glenn Bryant. At this botanical garden, every year in the month of May, an annual flower and vegetable show is organised.
Perched at an altitude of 6,600 ft, is located at a distance of 8 km from the main city of Kodaikanal. The place is one of the major attractions of the destination as it offers bird's eye view of the beautiful landscape of the hilly region. Endowed with the scenic beauty, the best time to make a visit to Dolphin's Nose extends from the month of October to March.
The Kodaikanal Solar Observatory is a solar observatory owned and operated by Indian Institute of Astrophysics. The Evershed effect was first detected at this observatory in January 1909. Solar data collected by the lab is the oldest continuous series of its kind in India. Precise observations of the equatorial electrojet are made here due to the unique geographic location of Kodaikanal.
Located at a distance of 5 km from Kodaikanal Lake, is also known as Flora and Fauna Museum. Established in 1895, this museum is managed by Sacred Heart College. This museum also houses an orchidarium, which has a collection of around 300 species of exotic and indigenous orchids. In addition, the museum also preserves fossils along with wide varieties of flora and fauna.
This has been designed for the benefit of the sightseers and it covers a extensive scene including Sothupparai Dam, Vaigai Dam, Periyakulam and more.
A magnificent star-shaped lake glitters like a jewel amidst the emerald green wooded slopes. This 24 hectare lake is skirted by 5 Kms long, black tapped road is focal point of kodai. Here you can see the Lake's Aerial View
Kodaikanal Lake, a man-made lake, is located in the Kodaikanal city of Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu. Considered as one of the most popular geographic landmarks and tourist attractions, this lake is located at a distance of 1 km from the bus stand.
Berijam Lake, located at a distance of 21 Kilometres from the heart of the city, the lake is one of the most popular attractions of Kodaikanal. This lake was introduced to the public by European settlers. Known for its serene beauty, the area on which the lake is present was originally a swamp, which was cleared so as to discover the lake.
Golf Club is located opp to Green Valley View
Situated at a short distance from Pillar Rocks, can be seen on the Berijam lake road. The best time to make a visit to this valley is during early morning and late afternoon. Since the valley is deep, children visiting this valley have to be accompanied by their parents.
The Scenic Temple located on the way to Poombarai, here you can see the breathe taking aerial view of hills behind the Temple. The temple is located at the top of hills which takes you a little walk to enjoy the Misty that crosses your feet.
As soon as you ascend the Kodai Ghat road, there is a place called 'Dum Dum Rock' View point, that provides a panoramic view of the Rat Tail Falls and the Manjalaar Dam below. There is a view tower near the small park, from where you can have a real good view and is worth a few snaps. It is mythical belief that Lord Muruga used to visit the Rock on his entourage to Palani.