Tourists – Things to do in Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal is a hill town in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It’s set in an area of granite cliffs, forested valleys, lakes, waterfalls and grassy hills. At 2,000 meters above sea level, the town centers around man-made, star-shaped Kodaikanal Lake, bordered by evergreen forest. Rowing boats can be hired, and hikers and cyclists follow the 5k Lake Road path around the shore.

  • Kodaikanal Lake – This artificial lake created in the 19th century features a boathouse with rowboats & pedal boats.


  • Coaker’s Walk – Shopping


  • Bryant Park – Recreation area featuring walking/cycling paths around a man-made lake with small boat rentals.


  • Silver Cascade Falls – Picturesque natural area featuring a steep waterfall in a lush landscape.


  • Kodaikanal Solar Observatory – Solar observatory & museum featuring high-powered telescopes, a library & educational programs.



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