Berijam Lake

Kodaikanal (Kodai)

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, via other lookouts, for ₹2000.

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