Dolphin's Nose

Kodaikanal (Kodai)

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).

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Nearby Kodaikanal (Kodai) attractions

1. Green Valley View

0.77 MILES

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

2. Pillar Rocks

1.48 MILES

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

3. Bryant Park

1.58 MILES

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

4. Coaker’s Walk

1.72 MILES

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…

5. Sacred Heart Natural Science Museum

1.83 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…

6. Kodaikanal International School

1.88 MILES

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

7. Bear Shola Falls

2.34 MILES

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

8. Moir's Point

2.65 MILES

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