Visiting forest-fringed Berijam Lake, 21km southwest of Kodaikanal, requires a Forest Department permit (₹250). Taxi drivers will organise this, if asked the day before, and do half-day 'forest tours' to Berijam, vi…
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.
About 7km west of town, these towering boulders have jaw-dropping views to the Tamil Nadu plains below.
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…
A narrow rock lookout overhanging a precipitous drop, with views of the valley below. Follow the trail to it for 15 minutes from Vattakanal, or walk all the way from Kodaikanal (4.5km).
Landscaped and stocked by the British officer after whom it’s named, pretty Bryant Park is usually full of tourists and canoodling couples.
Set up in 1901, the renowned Kodaikanal International School lends Kodai a bit of a cosmopolitan air, with students from around the globe.
Less visited than other nearby viewpoints, Moir's Point is 13km west of town and has lovely views across the plains.
Green Valley View, 6km southwest of Kodai centre, has spectacular views to the plains far below.
Compact Bear Shola Falls are in a pocket of forest on the northwest edge of town.