Kodaikanal Sightseeing Places

 

Kodaikanal Sightseeing Places

Kodaikanal is a hill town in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It’s set in an area of granite cliffs, forested valleys, lakes, waterfalls and grassy hills. At 2,000 meters above sea level, the town centers around man-made, star-shaped Kodaikanal Lake, bordered by evergreen forest. Rowing boats can be hired, and hikers and cyclists follow the 5k Lake Road path around the shore.

Kodaikanal Sightseeing Places

Kodaikanal Lake,
Berijam Lake,
Green Valley View,
Kodaikanal Solar Observatory,
Kodaikanal Golf Club,
Silver Cascade Falls,
Bryant Park,
Bear Shola Falls,
Coaker’s Walk,
Kurinji Andavar Temple,
Chettiar Park,
Sacred Heart College Museum,
Upper Lake View,
Fairy Falls,
Liril Falls,
Wax Museum Kodaikanal,
Silver Cascade Waterfall,
Museum,
Pambar Cottage,
Jain Temple,

The earliest residents of Kodaikanal were the Palaiyar tribal people. The earliest specific references to Kodaikanal and the Palani Hills are found in Tamil Sangam literature of the early Common era. Modern Kodaikanal was established by American Christian missionaries and British bureaucrats in 1845, as a refuge from the high temperatures and tropical diseases of the plains. In the 20th century a few elite Indians came to realise the value of this enchanting hill station and started relocating here.

Tourism has been impacted by industrial pollution issues including the closure of a mercury factory owned by Unilever’s Indian subsidiary Hindustan Unilever after evidence of widespread mercury pollution. To date no proper clean-up operation has been mounted. The issue gained prominence in early 2015 when “Kodaikanal Won’t”, a rap music about mercury pollution in the region went viral globally getting more than a million views in 4 days.

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