Thursday, 8 December 2011

Tourist Attractions in Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal  is famed hill stations in India, is located 120 Kms from Madurai, in Tamil Nadu. Kodaikanal is located at a height of around 2,133 metre and covers an area of 21.45 Sq Kms. Put amidst the curves of the green Pali hills, the hillresort fascinate the tourists. With its enormous rocks, wooded slopes,beautiful waterfalls and a lovely lake, Kodaikanal is a charming hillstation of South India.
Kodaikanal is a attractive city in the state of Tamil Nadu which mesmerizes you with its beauty and harmony. A honeymooners' haven, Kodaikanal nestles beautifully amidst the folds of the Pali hills. Kodaikanal is home to the rare 'Kurinji-flower', which blossoms once in 12 years, imparting an ethereal beauty to the hills. Kodaikanal seems to be bestowed with all forms of beauty by Nature-majestic hills, mighty rocks, beautiful waterfalls, a serene lake, fruit orchards, lush flora -which makes it one of the most popular hill stations in South India.
Some of the important places of tourist interest in the city are:
·  Berijam Lake Bryant Park
·  Shenbaganur Museum 
·  The Boat Club 
·  Kodaikanal Lake
·  Coaker’s Walk   
·  Guna Cave (Devil’s Kitchen)
·  Kurinji Andavar Temple          
· Silver Cascade and Bear Shola   Falls

The economy of Kodaikanal is predominantly run by  tourism. The number of tourists increased from two million in 1999 to 3.2 million in 2009.The town's infrastructure changes every and every year in grounding for the crest tourist season.
The fruits and plums of the hill station are famed for their cleanness and taste. The hill station is also known for exclusive blossoming plant Kurunji (Strobilanthus Kunthanus), that blossoms once in 12 years.The hill town is equally renowned for its educational institutions of international standard. The Summer Festival takes place every year inKodaikanal, and they are organized to welcome the visitors also. Cultural programs, adventure sports, boat races, flower and fruit shows are organized during the celebration.

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