Must-see attractions in The Western Ghats

  • Kodaikanal 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.

  • 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.