Visiting forest-fringed Berijam Lake, 21km southwest of Kodaikanal, requires a Forest Department permit (₹250). Taxi drivers will organise this, if asked…
Must see attractions in Kodaikanal (Kodai)
- BBerijam Lake
- CCoaker’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…
- PPillar Rocks
About 7km west of town, these towering boulders have jaw-dropping views to the Tamil Nadu plains below.
- SSacred 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…
- DDolphin'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…
- BBryant Park
Landscaped and stocked by the British officer after whom it’s named, pretty Bryant Park is usually full of tourists and canoodling couples.
- KKodaikanal 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.
- MMoir's Point
Less visited than other nearby viewpoints, Moir's Point is 13km west of town and has lovely views across the plains.
- GGreen Valley View
Green Valley View, 6km southwest of Kodai centre, has spectacular views to the plains far below.
- BBear Shola Falls
Compact Bear Shola Falls are in a pocket of forest on the northwest edge of town.
- KKurinji Andavar Temple
Dedicated to Murugan, this nondescript temple 3km northeast of town affords beautiful panoramas of the surrounding hills and the plains miles below.