Coaker’s Walk

Kodaikanal (Kodai)

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.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Kodaikanal (Kodai) attractions

1. Bryant Park

0.16 MILES

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

2. Kodaikanal International School

0.32 MILES

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

3. Sacred Heart Natural Science Museum

0.49 MILES

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…

4. Bear Shola Falls

1.32 MILES

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

5. Dolphin's Nose

1.72 MILES

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…

6. 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.

7. Green Valley View

1.96 MILES

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

8. Pillar Rocks

2.48 MILES

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