The hill station by Kodai Lake
The princess of Hill Stations in Tamil Nadu, nestled around the Palani Hills, situated at an altitude of 2133m above the sea level is the scenic tourist attraction called Kodaikanal. Madurai is located a 120km away and the drive from there to Kodaikanal is very enjoyable experience as you travel through the lush coffee and forests climbing gradually to 2300 metres in altitude.
Kodaikanal is rich in flora and fauna. One interesting event in Kodaikanal is blossoming of the flower Kurinji whose frequency is once in twelve years. This is the unique plant of Kodaikanal and it will be wonderful to watch the flowers filling the slopes with the blaze of the purple. A specialty in Kodaikanal is the delicious home-made chocolate which is available in many shops around the town. Tamil and English are the main languages which are spoken in Kodaikanal.
The Lake is the major tourist attraction in Kodaikanal. On the shore of the lake is a boathouse and to the east of the lake is Bryant Park. Bryant Park is famous for its plant collection and annual flower show held in May. Just beyond the city center there are some enchanting picnic spots called Pillar Rocks, Silver Cascade, and Green Valley View which offer good views of the valley.Kodaikanal has thickly wooded slopes, well laid out walking paths through picturesque scenery, waterfalls and steep rock outcrops. Boating on the lake is a popular pastime activity.