Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Kodaikanal

Have you planned of going tour ?.I can give you a idea about Kodaikanal and some of the specials of that.This is the most famous tourist place where many people from different places will come here often.

Kodaikanal is called as the Princess of Hill stations..It is a very cool place to visit.There are many places to visit over there.The specialty of the places are many to say about that.
They are Kodaikanal Golf Club,Kodaikanal Lake,Kodaikanal Solar Observatory,Bryant Park,Coaker's Walk,Bear Shola Falls,Green Valley View,Shenbaganur Museum of Natural History,Pillar Rocks,Guna caves,Silver Cascade,Dolphin's Nose,Kurinji Andavar Murugan temple.

Kodaikanal Golf Club has a 18 hole, par 71 Golf course. It is on Golf links Road near the popular view point Suicide Point and 3 kilometers (2 mi) before the Pillar Rocks viewpoint and flower garden. Kodaikanal is a private membership club .Non-members are allowed to play the full 18 holes by becoming temporary members or by paying the required green fees. Non-members must have a handicap or take lessons before they play here.The course is closed April 15 to June 15.

Kodaikanal Lake is harldly around 0.5 km from the bus stand,it is around a distance of 60 acres that was lake built in 1863. It is recognized as Kodaikanal's most popular geographic landmark and tourist attraction. Rowboats and pedalos can be hired at the Kodaikanal Boat Club .Horses and bicycles can be hired beside the lake for short periods. The 5 kilometers path that skirts the periphery of this lovely lake is a favourite walk for the locals and tourists alike.

Kodaikanal Solar Observatory is the highest location near Kodai. The first observations were commenced here in 1901. Former Director John Evershed, discovered the phenomenon of radial motion in sunspots, now known as the Evershed effect. by using this solar tunnel Telescope you can have a clear view of Sothupparai Dam, Vaigai Dam, Periyakulam and Varaha river. It is open daily to the public during peak season, and a few hours each Friday the rest of the year.

Bryant Park is a wonderfully maintained 20.5 acres botanical garden. The park was planned and built in 1908 by a forest officer from Madurai, H.D.Bryant, and named after him. With 325 species of trees, the park is filled with stunning flowers during the peak season. There are nearly 740 varieties of roses. Eucalyptus tree and a Bodhi tree . The park organizes horticultural exhibits and flower shows every summer, to coincide with the peak season. Entrance fee to the park is nominal and it is open all year.


Coaker's Walk is a pedestrian walking over the edge of the mountain ,it starts from van allen hospital and joins to main road besides the st peters church.On a clear day one can view as far as Dolphin's Nose in south, the Pambar River in the southeast, Periyakulam town and even the city of Madurai.

Guna caves was made popular by the Tamil movie Guna, previously it was called as Devil’s Kitchen, are deep chambers between the three gigantic boulders that are the Pillar Rocks. The deep narrow path of the caves are now closed to public due to the continuos deaths of twelve youths there.These dangerous caves are highly protected now, and tourists can see sections of the cave system from afar.


kurunji Andavar Temple is famous for its Kurinji flower which blossoms in the area only once every 12 years. the temple belongs to Lord Murugan. This temple was built by a European lady and she was converted to Hinduism.


Bryant Park,Bear Shola Falls, and Silver cascaded falls views.These are also a very nice place to visit.Nearby this mountain there a big and famous temple called Palani. every one should visit this place.

PILLOR ROCK




Suicide Point View


Green Valley View


Dolphin's Nose

This looks like Dolphin's nose so it is named like that.This is most dangerous place.Many people often will here and enjoy they beauty of that and go.But you should aware of the danger and should avoid taking risks.


Silver Cascade
This is the nice falls to take bath.It will be more chill to take bath.Here carrot vegetable is nice to eat .Kodai is famous for chocolates.home made chocolates will be av available here.It will very nice.

Palani Hills

This is very famous temple near Kodai.Lord Murugah is here.This temple prasatham is famous over all India.Many people who comes to Kodai will be coming here.

This Place near Madurai maximum of 3 hours journey from there.It's near Kovai also.Madurai nearest Air Port.Train is also Madurai is the nearest place.

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