Places To Visit in Kodaikanal: Lake, Waterfall, Hills, and More

Places To Visit in Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal is a scenic beauty and is the most visited hill station in south India. Kodaikanal has a reputation for the calmness and serenity it offers, and I must say that it does stand up for the reputation it has. Kodaikanal is popularly called ‘Prince of the hills’, and like a charming Prince, it won’t fail to woo you. The below are a few beautiful places to visit in Kodaikanal.

Places to visit in Kodaikanal: Lake, Waterfall, hills, and more

1. Kodaikanal lake 

Kodaikanal lake - Places to Visit in Kodaikanal
Kodaikanal lake – Places to Visit in Kodaikanal

The widely popular and the most prestigious attraction of the Kodaikanal is the Kodaikanal lake. It is a pleasant experience to go boating in this lake. I did read up a little about Kodaikanal lake after I went on a boating ride, and I was surprised to know that it was manmade. You will never guess that it is manmade, and that is the biggest surprise. The boat clubs and boathouse services are the greatest attraction there.

During summers, shows like boat pageants and flower shows happen, which is a huge entertainment to the tourists.

2. Coaker’s walk

Coaker’s walk - Places to Visit in Kodaikanal
Coaker’s walk – Places to Visit in Kodaikanal

If you love mountains and are a mountain person, then Coaker’s walk is on the list of places to visit in Kodaikanal. A walk along the slope of the mountains is very refreshing, and this is one of the topmost things on the do list of the things in Kodaikanal. The fog that comes from the place resembles clouds. It almost feels cloud nine to be there. Going on a bike ride on the Coaker’s slope is a great way to experience the natural beauty of Kodaikanal.

3. Green valley view

Green valley view - Places to Visit in Kodaikanal
Green valley view – Places to Visit in Kodaikanal

The green valley view or the popularly called Suicide point offers a great and magnificent view of nature’s beauty in Kodaikanal. I must say that the green valley view did take me by surprise with its splendid plains, hills, and valleys. You can also see the beautiful Vaigai dam from this point of view, and it is breathtaking.

4. Guna Cave

Guna Cave - Places to Visit in Kodaikanal
Guna Cave – Places to Visit in Kodaikanal

Guna cave is a popular place to visit in the Kodaikanal. To those of you who are a Tamil movie buff, Guna cave is something that you should definitely visit and be on the lookout for in your tour. Guna cave basically gets its name from the Tamil movie ‘Guna’ in which the film was shot completely in the cave of Kodaikanal. Earlier, the caves were accessible to all the tourists. But due to the few uncertain accidents, Guna cave remains closed and inaccessible. Tourists can only take a look at this place from a distance.

5. Pillar Rocks

Pillar rocks - Places to Visit in Kodaikanal
Pillar rocks – Places to Visit in Kodaikanal

These are tall pillar rocks that stand high with lustrous vegetation spread across them. They are large elevations from the tall mountains. They are nearly 400 feet high and are majestic to look at. It is a combination of three giant pillar structure like rocks that stands high. You can carry out activities like trekking, picnics, and walks near the pillar rocks as they are enchanting. 

6. Pambar Falls

Pambar falls - Places to Visit in Kodaikanal
Pambar Falls – Places to Visit in Kodaikanal

Pambar falls the most popular place to visit in Kodaikanal, and I was completely taken aback by this beautiful place. The falls are a beautiful creation that will definitely make you feel refreshed om visiting them. You can go on a trek near these falls and visit the Pambar house.

In these falls, the rock formations are differently put in a zig-zag formation. Here the water flows right from the top and flows directly into a tub-like structure.

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7. Dolphin nose

Dolphin nose - Places to Visit in Kodaikanal
Dolphin nose – Places to Visit in Kodaikanal

Dolphin nose is a beautiful point on Kodaikanal. Taking a trek to the Dolphin nose will be a fun-filled and thrilling experience. This place gets its name from the dolphin nose-like-shaped endpoint that it has.

The dolphin nose point has valleys flowing across on the three sides of the point, and it is nearly an outstanding experience to visit this place.

8. Silver Cascade Falls

Silver Cascade falls - Places to Visit in Kodaikanal
Silver Cascade falls – Places to Visit in Kodaikanal

Silver cascade is a splendid waterfall. It is breathtaking to look at the water flowing from the top. It almost actually resembles a silver strip finely flowing from the top of the mountain. Silver cascade falls the best place to visit in Kodaikanal. It is extremely soothing to your mind to stare at the silver strip of waterfall flow across.

9. Moir point and Berijam Lake

Moir point and Berijam Lake - Places to Visit in Kodaikanal
Moir point and Berijam Lake – Places to Visit in Kodaikanal

Moir’s point is yet another beautiful point at the Kodaikanal. It gives a refreshing and breathtaking view of the natural landscape there. This lake is extremely beautiful and has beautiful scenery for bird watching and relaxing. This the perfect place to carry out photography, and you can cherish these beautiful pictures forever. Berijam lake is a large water reservoir that is beautiful with bright blue easy flowing water. The place is always fogged, and you will get a different view here.

10. The pine forest

The pine forest - Places to Visit in Kodaikanal
The pine forest – Places to Visit in Kodaikanal

You would have seen many movies and songs showcasing the beauty of the pine forests. It is definitely a visual treat. Well, all thanks to the pine forests in Kodaikanal that we enjoyed this one screen. Visiting the Kodaikanal pine forest will give you the authentic 90’s movie vibe, and you will enjoy it there. Visit these places with your friends and family and have a great time.

11. Amazing eateries and shopping places

Amazing Eateries and Shopping Places - Places to Visit in Kodaikanal
Amazing Eateries and Shopping Places – Places to Visit in Kodaikanal

No matter where you go, a trip is never complete without trying out the local food there. Kodaikanal has many small stalls where you can find homemade chocolates. These homemade chocolates are prepared by the native with a special recipe and are highly relishing. Carrots and corns on the roadside stalls of Kodaikanal are highly relishable as well. You should definitely try having them and get an authentic taste of the beautiful land, food, and water there. You can also visit the numerous shops which sell authentic spices. You will also get souvenirs like shawls, jewelry, craft items, and more.

Kodaikanal is a really fantastic place that I had visited for a long time. We are willing to spend many bucks on seeing places far away but miss out on beautiful places nearby. Visiting Kodaikanal won’t cost you much and is also a place you will surely love visiting. Be it a fun trip with friends and family or a solo soul-searching trip, Kodaikanal is always on the list, and you will have a fantastic time there.

FAQs – Places To Visit in Kodaikanal

What is the famous Kodaikanal?
Kodaikanal, the princess of hill stations, is known for its beautiful valleys, hills, lakes,, and waterfalls. The best and most famous places are Kodaikanal Lake, Bryant Park, Silver Cascade Falls, and Moir Point. Kodaikanal is also famous for its mouth-watering chocolates and Danish display.

Which is the best place to visit in Kodaikanal with family?
Kodaikanal is a great place to visit with family. You can take a hearty walk and be rewarded with the beautiful scenery at the Coakers Walk. There are several lakes you can visit and take a boat ride – The Kodaikanal lake, Mannavanur lake, and Berijam Lake. There are several temples like the Kurinji Andavar Temple with beautiful architecture.

Which is the one tourist spot in Kodaikanal that everyone should visit?
The best place to visit in Kodaikanal is Kodaikanal lake. It is a manmade lake with a fully functional boat service. So, you can hop onto the boat (pedal/rowboat) and row away across a beautiful painting-like landscape.

Are there any adventurous things to do in Kodaikanal?
Yes, there are many adventurous things to do in Kodaikanal. If you enjoy trekking, you can either trek from Kodaikanal to Kumbakarai or to the dolphin nose to see some of the best views of your life. You can also experience camping and live right in the middle of the beauty of nature.

Which is the best time to visit Kodaikanal?
The best time to visit Kodaikanal is during summer: from April to June. The temperature at this time is very pleasant and you can spend more time outdoors – engaging in activities and sightseeing.

Which is the best place to visit in Kodaikanal with friends?
If you’re planning to visit Kodaikanal with your friends, you can go trekking to the dolphin nose and experience one of the best views of your life. You can also consider camping amidst the greenery and wake up to a welcoming sunrise.

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