Kodaikanal is a city in the hills of the taluk division of the Dindigul district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Its name in the Tamil language means “The Gift of the Forest”. Kodaikanal is referred to as the “Princess of Hill stations” and has a long history as a retreat and popular tourist destination.

Green Valley View: located around 5.5 km from the Kodaikanal Lake, is the point from where tourists can enjoy the beautiful view of the Vaigai Dam. The place is formerly known as Suicide Point owing to facts that it is deep, dangerous and dense.

The valley is around 5,000 ft deep and the ideal time to make a visit to this valley is between 10 am and 3 pm. The major attraction of this valley is presence of plenty of monkeys.

Silent Valley View, situated at a short distance from Pillar Rocks, can be seen on the Berijam lake road. The best time to make a visit to this valley is during early morning and late afternoon. Since the valley is deep, children visiting this valley have to be accompanied by their parents.

Berijam Lake, located at a distance of 21 Kilometres from the heart of the city, the lake is one of the most popular attractions of Kodaikanal. This lake was introduced to the public by European settlers. Known for its serene beauty, the area on which the lake is present was originally a swamp, which was cleared so as to discover the lake.


Attitude 2133 mts
Area 21.45 sq kms
Summer 11ºC – 20ºC
Winter 8ºC – 17ºC
Rain fall 165 cms
Best time to visit September to may
Clothing Wollan and cotten
Languages Tamil, English, Hindi
Nearest Railway Kodai road 80 kms
Nearest Railway Madurai 130 kms
Nearest Railway Dindukal 135 kms
Nearest Airport Madurai 140 kms
Nearest Airport Coimbatore 190 kms
Places to visit Coaker’s walk, 500 years old tree, Pamper falls,(liril) Upper Lack View,Greenvalley View, Glof Course, Pillar Rocks, guna cave,(devils kitchen) pine tree forest, Brayant park, and lake boating.etc…….