Thursday, November 28, 2019

Popular Tourist Places to visit in Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal a place with rich is popular for its Natural charm referred to as “City in the hills” is located in Dindigul District of the Tamil speaking State TamilNadu.

There are various tourist attractions which attract many tourists from all around the world. Some of these tourists spots are Kodaikanal lake, Bryant park, Coaker’s walk, Poombarai village, Shembaganur Museum of Natural History, Pillar Rocks, Guna caves, Silver Cascade, Dolphin’s Nose, Kurinji Andavar Murugan temple, Berijam lake as they add more value to the place and also reflects the historical ambiance of Kodaikanal.

·         Kodai Lake

Kodaikanal Lake is a man-made lake in the Kodaikanal city. The early missionaries were responsible to build this lake. The lake is surrounded by rich green Palani Hills Range the main watershed for the lake. The lake is situated at an elevation of 2285m above sea level and has an average depth of 3.0m. The lake is at a distance of 3 km from the Kodai Bus stand which makes it easier for the visitors to visit the lake.
This lake has become a tourist attraction in recent years. Boating is the main sport tourists perform as an act of fun. The Kodaikanal Boat and Rowing Club, as well as the Tamil Nadu Tourist Development Corporation doing well in offering premium boating services. As of today boating as becoming a prime tourist attraction in Kodaikanal.

·         Bryant Park

Bryant Park is located on the East side of the Kodai lace and has various species of plants and animals in it. It is a large hub for plants, Scrubs, herbs, and animals. One section of the park is dedicated to the rose garden. The park also hosts an Annual Horticulture Show that draws gardening enthusiasts and horticulturalists. 
If you are an indoor gaming person, there are various places you can find in Kodaikanal which offer various indoor gaming facilities.

·         Coakers Walk

Coaker's walk is an amazing place to explore the mesmerizing mountains of Kodaikanal city. The walk is on a mountain which has been constructed to give the visitors an amazing mountain walking experience. Tourists prefer to take morning and evening walks to admire the glimpses of nature. The looks are amazingly beautiful, as it looks like you are walking on clouds.
It was constructed in 1872, by Lieutenant Coaker. It is about half a kilometre away from the Kodaikanal Lake and is constructed on the steep slope. The region is known for its cold weather and exquisite look. It's a popular location for tourists for activities like sightseeing, photography and cycling. A walk here is a unique experience in itself and should be on your list of attractions to visit in Kodaikanal.

·         Shembaganur Museum of Natural history

It is one of the most popular tourist places in Kodaikanal. The museum prime attraction is its orchidarium which is one of the best in the country. Maintained by the Sacred Heart College, the museum came into existence due to the efforts put in by E. Ugarte who was the Spanish Father and took control of its creator A. Anglade in 1951. The collection is entirely collected by the student teams. Ugarte described the significant assets of the museum in 1963 which also featured in 'A Museum of the Palais'. A record is known as 'The Botanical inventory in the Museum' was featured before this in 1954 by Father KM Mathew. Flora, Fauna, handicrafts, and anthropology are the major holdings museums have. There are around 2500 varieties of plants in the museum. There are nearly 300 species of trees and flower plants in the Orchidarium with a compilation of a variety of butterflies, snakes, mammals, and moths. The museum is worth visiting as it offers a lot of historical information along with providing a pleasant view of a variety of plants.

·         Pillar Rock

Pillar rock is the most favorite picnic spot in Kodaikanal, the place is named so as it has three vertically positioned boulders reaching up to a height of 400 feet. They stand as an untouched miracle for the tourists visiting Kodaikanal. The chambers between these two massive rocks are called the Devil's Kitchen. It is the hub for many birds and the sounds they make are a treat for the visitors. 

·         Guna Caves

These caves are the most mesmerizing place in Kodaikanal which has an amazing history to it. It is said that the Pandavas used to live in the caves. The name of the cave had come from a Bollywood movie that was shot in this movie. These caves have their own unique image among tourists for its extraordinary visiting experience. You can experience your dose of adventure in the form of trekking.

·         Kurinji Andavar Murugan temple

This temple is famous for the Kurinji flower which blossoms only once in 12years. It is situated just 3 km from mesmerizing Kodaikanal Lake and is devoted to the God of Hills, i.e. Lord Muruga. Decoding the meaning of this temple’s name, Kurinji stands for hill area and Andavar refers to God, so that is why this temple is called Kurinjiandavar named after the Hill God Murugan. The blossoms of the flower are the prime attraction of this temple and people turn up in huge numbers to see this. There are many shopping stores where you can buy various things. The cravings in the temple will leave you awestruck. 

This temple and its scenic surroundings will leave an enchanting impression. This temple is a must-visit when you for its aura.

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Kodaikanal Overview | Travels in Kodaikanal | Rooms in Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal History

The princess of hills, Kodaikanal, is one of the most famous hill stations in Southern India. The Queen of Hills also called the Kashmir, and yet the elegance and charm of Munnar, like the queen, make it a love of the traveler's heart. It is also called the Kashmir of Kerala and the Ooty. But, most travelers can't get the most from this gem. There is, therefore, a full guide to help planning the perfect travels in Kodaikanal, India with information on how to reach, what to see, where to stay(rooms in Kodaikanal)and what to eat.

 Kodaikanal History

Easiest Ways to reach Kodaikanal

The fastest way to get to Kodaikanal is to fly to Coimbatore or Madurai and then to hire a cab to get to the Kodaikanal. Madurai is nearer and takes about 2.5-3 hours while Coimbatore is on the way to Kodaikanal for about 4 hours. Bangalore and Chennai visitors can easily drive to Kodaikanal, and there are even some coming from Hyderabad. There are also a variety of windmills on the road from Coimbatore to Kodaikanal if you like to select them. Private cabs would be around 3000-3300 Rs. from Coimbatore to Kodaikanal. As a secure, courteous and fare taxi service, we would suggest the best travel agents in Kodaikanal. You can check the website here.

 How to reach Kodaikanal?

Sightseeing Places to visit in Kodaikanal

Many visitors who did not drive with their own cars to Kodaikanal prefers to hire taxis or cabs. Based upon the location you need, you can buy a full day cab from Rs.1200 up. There are also a few days to rent a car and ask your driver to take you around and he will cover all the standard sights. In Kodaikanal, there are no auto-rickshaws mainly because of the hilly terrain.

But if you are of the adventurous kind, why not rent a 2 wheel? While in Kodaikanal there are limited options to hire 2 wheels, we could still find one and had a great time driving around Kodaikanal because taxi unions do not want it. The lease can vary from Rs400 to 700 per day depending on the type of two-wheelers and the season. You can contact here  2 wheelers like active or motorcycles.

 Sightseeing places in Kodaikanal

As regards tourist destinations, other places can be categorized and covered in 2 loops, as we have already described, apart from the Kodai Lake and a couple of cascades located separately. These circuits are designed so that at the right time of day you can cover the best places. This route may prove hectic for some since some of the sites involve walking, which can take young children or older persons. We ask you to tailor the route to your taste and requirements. Remember that these tours are routes that we suggest to cover different sights.

Kodaikanal Places we will upload in the next session.