Monday, August 11, 2008

கொடைகன்னல் - KodaiKannal

Kodaikannal is one of the famous hill station of south india.
Kodai as it is called is a trekker's delight.The Scenic and nature it has is also really pleaseant.

Kodai is around 4hrs trip in bus from Madurai and 3 hrs from Palazhni(near dindigal).
There are lot of private travels that have a night journey to reach you to Kodai.
If you reach Dindigal or Madurai by train then , you can take a bus.
Kodai Road happens to be a starting point to the hill when coming from Madurai and it is famouse for its Malli Poo(Jasmine).If you are coming from Dindugal then you can reach Palazhini and then Kodai

Kodaikannal is famouse for its lake. and it has been popularised by some very famous movies from south india (GUNA, Tenali -kamal , RAAM - jeeva). some of the spots have been names on these movies.

Places to watch

Coaker's Walk : Named after Coaker an English gentleman who used to talk a walk during his time. The Walk is a beautiful steep climb from the Kodai Lake and botanical Garden junction.

Upper Lake View : Iti s a view point from where we can see the Kodai lake in its Star Shape

Pamper Falls , Golf Course , Green Valley view

Pillar Rock : Devil's Kitchen : Four Pillar These places are linked to each other. This is a view point from where we can see the mount as a Pillars. Watching the pillars with Mist is a Real Beauty.

Devil's Kitchen is now also called as GUNA caves. The caves were used in the Climax of Kamal's movie GUNA. Now it has become a tourist spot. Earlier it was allowed to enter the caves but now due to security and safety reasons it has been blocked.

Pine Forest : This has been the most used spot of Kodai , almost hundreds of movies have been shot here, and now it has become a famous Cine Shooting Spot

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