Kodaikanal

Place Description

Comprised of densely wooded jungles, undulating hill slopes, meandering rivers, cascading waterfalls, and verdure valleys-Kodaikanal's scenic beauty never fails to mesmerise travellers. Often referred to as the 'Princess of Hills', Kodaikanal is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South India. Situated at an elevation of 7000 feet above sea-level, along the crest of the Palani Hills, Kodaikanal leaves travellers spoilt for choice while it comes to the places to visit.

The major valleys-the Parappar and Gundar surround Kodaikanal from both sides. Owing to its natural beauty, it is also a popular honeymoon destination in Tamil Nadu. The word Kodaikanal means "gift of the forest" and the hill station was developed into a retreat in the mid-19th century by British missionaries who used Kodaikanal as their summer capital. Gradually, more and more tourists started flocking to the place and Kodaikanal emerged as one of the most famous tourist destinations not only in the southern parts of the country but across India. Watch in admirable silence the enchanting allure of the hill station as white clouds play hide and seek with the mountains.

Travellers, especially nature lovers can choose from ample options in the city when it comes to the places to visit in Kodaikanal.