Kodaikanal: The land of forests

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Nestled in the Palani hills of state Tamil Nadu and famous among honeymooners, a beautiful hill station Kodaikanal is situated. Kodaikanal means Gift of forests as  Kodaikanal is at the crown of the Palani Hills and is effectively surrounded and protected by thick forests.  Kodaikanal is also termed as the Princess of Hill stations because of its cloud-covered mountains, serene natural beauty, hills, man-made lakes, valleys, and awesome climate.

The place has several scenic natural attractions which are enjoyed by its visitors and make it a popular romantic destination. Coaker’s Walk, Silver Cascade, and Kodai Lake are some of the places that are most liked and attracts the tourists.

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Kodai Lake is a man-made lake situated at the distance of 3km from the Kodai bus stand. It is a star-shaped lake surrounded by Palani hills. Kodaikanal Lake is known for preserving the Kurinji Flower, which blooms only once in twelve years. Boat riding is chargeable here.

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For the admirers of nature and shutterbugs, Coaker’s walk is the perfect place. It is a man-made one-kilometer long pathway from where the view of lush green valley and hills can be seen. It looks like having a glimpse of heaven on Earth.

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Silver cascade waterfall is another charm that can make you spellbound. Falling from the height of 180ft, it is mesmerizing with its sheer strength and beauty.

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Kodaikanal Pine forests are something that is different and splendid. The forest is covered with long pine trees that give a picturesque feel. Walking in this forest is rejuvenating for travelers.

Kodaikanal has several other tourist attractions like Bryant Park, Bear Shola Falls, Pillar Rocks, Devil’s kitchen, kukkal caves, Guna caves, pillar rocks, etc.

Being a hill station, its weather is quite moderate for the whole year but the winter season from October to March blankets the valley with a white mist that associate to form a panoramic visual that is incomparable to anything else you have ever seen.

Seema Jain

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