HOME DESTINATIONS Kodaikanal
Kodai Lake: A Man-Made Marvel
Visit this beautiful, star-shaped lake which is part of the quintessential Kodai experience.
Did you know that the Kodai Lake is man-made? It was built in 1863 CE, almost immediately after European and American settlements started coming up in the region. Sir Vere Henry Levinge, the former collector of Madurai, was involved in its construction. Now, the lake is one of the biggest landmarks of the popular hill station.
A popular spot in Kodai, you will find thick crowds thronging here all year long. The best way to enjoy the lake is to go boating in it or cycle around it. From the Sterling Kodai - Lake resort, a walk or cycling around the lake can also be a great experience.
Good to Know :
Location: Adjacent to Sterling Kodai - Lake, 6 km from Sterling Kodai - Valley
Mannavanur Lake : Picnic by the Lake7.5hrs
Clouds float languidly on a lake and birds swoop into its still blue waters. This one is a must visit.
The Kodaikanal Essentials3hrs
Walking the streets of Kodaikanal, one can see history come alive. Do not forget to visit the Kurinji Andavar Temple, Coaker’s Walk and Solar Observatory.
Vilpatti Hill: A Vista of Valleys3hrs
Vilpatti is a trekker's delight offering various trails and vantage points.
Pillar Rocks: Guardians of a Forest3hrs
Pillar Rocks are an interesting natural phenomenon in Kodaikanal.
Bear Shola Falls : At the Edge of the Shola Forests8hrs
Bear Shola Falls: When the monsoons add to the symphony of Kodaikanal.
Vattakanal: A Backpacker's Pit Stop3hrs
Vattakanal is a cozy village tucked into the hills, about 10 km away from Kodaikanal Lake. Away from the hustle and bustle, it shows what being in the lap of nature truly means.
Shembaganur Museum: The Natural History of Kodaikanal3hrs
Shembaganur museum is believed to have one of the best orchid collections in the country. Visiting this orchidarium is a pleasant experience.