Kodaikanal (Kodai) attractions

Lake in Kodaikanal (Kodai)

Berijam Lake

Visiting forest-fringed Berijam Lake, 21km southwest of Kodaikanal, requires a Forest Department permit. Taxi drivers will organise this, if asked the day before, and do half-day 'forest tours' to Berijam, via other…
Viewpoint in Kodaikanal (Kodai)

Coaker’s Walk

Assuming it isn't cloaked in opaque mist, the views from paved Coaker’s Walk are beautiful, all the way down to the plains 2000m below. The stroll takes five minutes.
Museum in Kodaikanal (Kodai)

Sacred Heart Natural Science Museum

In the grounds of a former Jesuit seminary 4km downhill east of town, this museum has a ghoulishly intriguing miscellany of flora and fauna put together over more than 100 years by priests and trainees. Displays ran…
Landmark in Kodaikanal (Kodai)

Bryant Park Entry

Bryant Park, landscaped and stocked by its eponymous British officer, is pretty – and popular with canoodling couples. This entrance is down near the lake.
Landmark in Kodaikanal (Kodai)

Bryant Park Entry

Bryant Park, landscaped and stocked by the British officer after whom it’s named, is a lovely spot for a stroll. This is its northernmost entrance.
Hindu Temple in Kodaikanal (Kodai)

Kurinji Andavar Temple

Dedicated to Murugan, this modest temple 3km northeast of town affords beautiful panoramas of the surrounding hills and the plains miles below.
Park in Kodaikanal (Kodai)

Bryant Park

Landscaped and stocked by the British officer after whom it’s named, pretty Bryant Park is usually full of tourists and canoodling couples.
Landmark in Kodaikanal (Kodai)

Kodaikanal International School

Set up in 1901, the renowned Kodaikanal International School gives Kodai a bit of a cosmopolitan air, with students from around the globe.
Viewpoint in Kodaikanal (Kodai)

Moir's Point

Less visited than other nearby viewpoints, Moir's Point is 13km west of town and has lovely views across the plains.
Waterfall in Kodaikanal (Kodai)

Silver Cascade

The river that empties Kodaikanal Lake tumbles dramatically down Silver Cascade, on the Madurai road 7km below town.