Set up in 1901, the renowned Kodaikanal International School lends Kodai a bit of a cosmopolitan air, with students from around the globe.
- Kodaikanal International School
- Catherine Falls
Catherine Falls is 8km south of Kotagiri off the Mettupalayam road; the last 2km or so are on foot, and the falls only flow after rain.
- Kodanad Viewpoint
About 19km north of Kotagiri, Kodanad Viewpoint boasts vistas across both the Coimbatore Plains and the Mysore Plateau.
- Moir's Point
Less visited than other nearby viewpoints, Moir's Point is 13km west of town and has lovely views across the plains.
- Green Valley View
Green Valley View, 6km southwest of Kodai centre, has spectacular views to the plains far below.
- St Thomas' Church
Set between trees at the eastern end of Ooty Lake, simple St Thomas' dates back to 1870.
- Bear Shola Falls
Compact Bear Shola Falls are in a pocket of forest on the northwest edge of town.
- 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.