Kodaikanal Hill Station in India
Kodaikanal or Kodai is one of the highly sought after hill station in Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Beautifully snuggled on the southern end of the Palani hills this hill stations is well known for its ethnic beauty that reminds you of olden era. Gorgeously encircled by steep green slopes, cascading waterfalls and rock formations the hill station of Kodaikanal sweeps everyone off their feet at first sight. Very few hills stations in the world are bestowed with such a natural beauty like Kodaikanal.
Unlike majority of hill stations that are discovered by British, the hill station of Kodaikanal was founded by American missionaries. These missionaries started a school for children in 1901, which is known today as Kodaikanal International School. Due to its arguably beautiful landscape this hill town is also known as Princess of Hill Stations. This town in the Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu offers complete respite from heat and haze of the plains. The temperature never touches the extreme here. Owing to its climatic features and picturesque beauty this hill station is high in demand among tourists and honeymooners.
This beautiful summer destination of Kodaikanal is also known for Kurinji Flower that is unique to this region. In addition, there are hosts of tourist attraction near Kodaikanal that can be explored while on summer tours to Kodaikanal. Berijam Lake, Coakers Walk, Bryant Park, Kodai Lake, Kurinjiandavar Temple, Green Valley View/Suicide Point, Pillar Rocks, Silent Valley View, Devil's Kitchen, Guna Caves and Pine Forest are some of the major attractions of Kodaikanal.
Kodaikanal can be easily reached by road; the nearest airport is Madurai while nearest railway station is Kodai road. So embark on a summer tour to Kodaikanal.
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