Enchanting Hills Escape to the South - Kodaikanal
An incredibly alluring hill station, Kodaikanal is a hill station located in the Dindigul district in the state of Tamil Nadu. Its name translates to "The Gift of the Forest" in Tamil, and this hill station is a sanctum of serenity as well as adventure. Situated at 7,000 ft above sea level, it is famous for its magnificent views and unsurpassed beauty.
With its crisp mountain air, floating clouds, rolling tea gardens, placid lakes, and multi-hued flower beds, Kodaikanal provides an enchanting hill escape in the South. It’s perfect to trek the dense pine forests, to go horse riding, cycle around the lake, and bathe in the waterfalls.
If one is looking for a perfect vacation with loved ones, Kodaikanal has a lot to offer. Here is a list of some of the top places in Koadaikanal which offer a truly immersive experience in the lap of nature.
One of the most beautiful places in Kodaikanal, Berijam Lake is a reservoir near Kodaikanal. It is located at the old site of "Fort Hamilton", in the upper Palani hills. Situated in the middle of the forest, the way to Berijam lake goes through the forest, and is a wonderful place to visit for all nature lovers. The lake with its blue coloured water, refreshing scenery, and thickets of lush greenery make it an amazing picnic spot.
Clear open sky as far as one can see, crystal blue waters and thrilling activities in the lap of nature – is all of the beauty that is Mannavanur Lake. People who are looking to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of the city life can visit this lake.
More so than the lake itself, the surroundings of the lake will surely captivate visitors. With greenery surrounding the expanses of the lake, one can also enjoy activities like Horse Riding, Kayaking and Boat Riding available at the lake.
The topmost peak in Kodaikanal, Perumal Peak is located in the Palani hills, that are a part of the greater Western Ghat mountain range in Tamil Nadu. Nestled in the majestic ghats, it is a place that is worth visiting when in Kodaikanal. The way to the top of the peak consists of a 2 hour trek, that takes one though a slanting trek with stunning views. The view from the top is worth everything.
amã Stays & Trails in Kodaikanal
Roughly an hour drive away from Berijam Lake lies amã Stays & Trails Kumara Villa, one of the best bungalows in Kodaikanal. It is charming 4 bedroom villa nestled in an area of granite cliffs, forested valleys, lakes, waterfalls and grassy hills. Kumara Villa is a perfect countryside setting closer to nature. Waking up to the beautiful landscape surrounding the villa makes for an ideal getaway.
Located at an hour drive away from Mannavanur Lake lies amã Stays & Trails Kailash House, one of the best villas in Kodaikanal. Set against an awe-inspiring backdrop of hills covered in lush green plantations and mist laden clouds, Kailash House surprises its guests with its tastefully designed spaces. Situated at the end of a meandering, stone-paved pathway, this beautiful home features walls in varied finishes of stone, brick and wood, which look alluring in contrast to wooden flooring and ornate fixtures, and create a truly warm and comforting aura.
If one is looking for the best bungalow, cottage or villa stay in Kodaikanal whether for a leisure getaway or for work from villa, amã Stays & Trails Kumara Villa and amã Stays & Trails Kailash House provide picture perfect and serene hill escapes.