The star-shaped lake located in the central point of the
Kodaikanal is one of the major tourist attractions of
town. The entire lake spread over an area of about 60
acres. The lake is surrounded by a variety of trees like
Pine and Eucalyptus. Apart from enjoying the relaxing
view of the lake, you have an option for boating courtesy
the Boat Club or you can savor a small horse ride along
Observatory is just 3 km away from the Kodaikanal
Lake. It is one of the three solar observatories in the
world that were built more than 75 years ago. It is situated
at an elevation of 2343 meters which is the highest point
of the town. You have to book a ticket for the scheduled
shows to get an experience of the solar system, which
surely will be worth the money and time you spend on it.
Kodaikanal is famous among travelers for the most scintillating
viewpoints from where you get the most panoramic glances
of the entire Kodaikanal hill station. The best viewpoints
here are Green Valley view point, Pillar Rocks, and the
Dolphin's Nose. A visit to these viewpoints and a glimpse
of the nature's marvel from them can be the best memory
that you take from here.
Kurinji Temple- During the winter,the apparent view of
kodai city and Palani from the two ends of the temple
is blocked.However,in summer,the visibility is good and
hence the experience too.
Situated just 5 km away from the town center, Fairy Falls
have become a famous destination for picnics among localities.
Another fall named Glen falls is just around the corner
and is equally famous. These falls are nothing short of
a destination blessed by nature itself.
Pillar Rocks - huge steep cliffs which
look like "Pillayar" (Lord Ganesh in local language
Tamil).Watch out for the cross at the top of the mountain
hoisted by an English adventure enthusiast.