Kodaikanal- A Piece of Heaven
Kodaikanal, TamilNadu, popularly known as the Princess of Hill Stations is certainly Kodaikanal a piece of heaven on Earth. The best part about this place is its serenity and calmness. People who visit here get that ultimate peaceful environment that we all strive. Anybody who comes here gets mesmerized by the tranquillity. Standing elegantly at 7,200 feet above sea level, this place remains a loved summer getaway in South India. Kodaikanal is blessed by some of the most naturally beautiful places. A walk in the Parks or a sanctified visit to Stone Church, one can choose to do a lot of things here in Kodaikanal.
Thrilling Things to do in Kodaikanal
1. Walk, Boat Ride, Horse Ride!
Ambling in the Bryant’s Park or cycling around the waterway, everything that you do here would give you a pleasant feeling. Also, gliding in the nearby lake while staring at the soul-stirring beauty of sunset would surely be a pleasant experience. Adventure Buffs can also choose to roam around the lake on a Horse’s back to explore the region. You would get ample opportunities to soak in the beauty of the valley.
2. A Memorable Meeting with the Flowers!
The slanted gardens filled with vivacious bunch of flowers and a lotus pond, are a must visit. With over a million types of diverse flowers, you would get an opportunity to spend ample time with your blossoming buddies. The lilac-blue Kurunji flower blooms only once in 12 years, and is sure to take your heart away! The attractive environs and spectacular viewpoints make Kodaikanal a popular tourist spot amongst Indians and Foreigners.
3. Sanctifying Trips to Churches & Temples
A Jaunt to some of the most artistically made churches like La Saleth Church, French Church, Lutheran Church etc., or to temples like Kurinji Temple, will you an opportunity to purify your soul while enjoying the beauty of the place. These creatively designed antique churches enhance the natural beauty of the environs. Availability of many Budget Hotels in Kodaikanal makes it easier for people to visit this region.
4. Picnic in the Pillar Rocks
The popular Pillar Rocks in Kodaikanal serves as an outstanding picnic spot for the travellers. Just relax here while sipping your favourite juice and enjoy the enthralling views of the stunning mini garden and the grand boulders that are steeply positioned to soaring up to a height of 400m.
5. Historical Visit
100 years old Shembaganur Museum of Natural History is one of the Best places to Visit in Kodaikanal. Some of the popular exhibits include a bison’s skeleton, various varieties of moths, coin collections, and a lot more unique things that will definitely grab your attention. An assortment of over 2500 assortments of plants and 300 species of timber are stored in the museum and fascinate professionals and amateurs across the globe. Additionally, you can walk through the relics of the past by visiting Sacred Heart College Museum and Flora & Fauna Museum.
6. Nothing at All!
Have you ever wished to recline on the couch without worries while continuously glaring at the greenery outside? How beautiful will it be to indulge in your favourite book while sipping a hot cup of tea! Eating your breakfast while watching the beauty of sunup and enjoying a ride on the boat under the starlit sky would surely be an eternal experience. This ‘Queen of Hill Stations’ has a lot in the offing for the history aficionados who want to know all about the ancient connection of this place, nature devotees who love to enjoy the sunset, and the shopaholics who are in love with local handicrafts and artefacts.
All geared up to visit this picturesque precinct of Kodaikanal?