Sights to See
Kodaikanal Lake: Spread over an area of 24 hectares (60 acres) and skirted by a 4.8 km tarred road, the lake is the main attraction of the hill station. This is an excellent place for boating, and fishing is possible with permission.
Golf Club: Situated at a height of 6,000 feet, this 18- hole par- 66 course is spread over a 100 plus acres.
Bryant's Park: The park is located on the eastern side of the lake, covers an area of over 20 acres, and boasts of over 740 varieties of roses.
Panoramic Views: Coaker's Walk which commands a
wonderful view of the plains of Madurai; and Green Valley View from which you get a panoramic view of the entire Vaigai Project.
Astrophysical Observatory: The observatory, situated at a height of 2,347 m, was founded in 1899. It is the only one of its kind in the country where a good deal of work on solar astrophysics is done. Visiting hours: 10 am to 12.30 pm and 7 to 9 pm (during season); 10 pm to 12 noon on Fridays only (off season).
Waterfalls: Fairy Falls are located about 5 km from Kodaikanal Lake; Silver Cascade Falls are located about 8 km from the lake where the excess water from Kodai Lake surges down in the form of a roaring, 180- feet high waterfall.
Kurinji Andavar Temple: The temple is located 3.2 km and its presiding deity is Lord Murugan. From this point, one can have a beautiful view of the northern plains including Vaigai Dam.
Pillar Rocks: Just 7.2 km away from Kodiakanal are located 122 m high rocks with imposing boulders. There are picnic spots behind the rocks and several caves and chasms below.