Must see attractions in Kodaikanal (Kodai)

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    Berijam Lake

    Visiting forest-fringed Berijam Lake, 21km southwest of Kodaikanal, requires a Forest Department permit (₹250). Taxi drivers will organise this, if asked…

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    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…

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    Pillar Rocks

    About 7km west of town, these towering boulders have jaw-dropping views to the Tamil Nadu plains below.

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    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…

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    Dolphin's Nose

    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…

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    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.

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    Kodaikanal International School

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

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    Moir's Point

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

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    Green Valley View

    Green Valley View, 6km southwest of Kodai centre, has spectacular views to the plains far below.

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    Bear Shola Falls

    Compact Bear Shola Falls are in a pocket of forest on the northwest edge of town.

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    Kurinji Andavar Temple

    Dedicated to Murugan, this nondescript temple 3km northeast of town affords beautiful panoramas of the surrounding hills and the plains miles below.