Kodaikanal lake : Kodaikanal is a misty hill station in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, situated approx. 120 km northwest of Madurai. Kodaikanal is known as “Princess of Hill station” while Ooty is the “Queen” but Kodaikanal is more relaxing and serene in comparison
Kodai Lake is in the heart of Kodaikanal. It is the central and focal point for tourists. his lake was created in 1863 by Sir Vere Hendry Levinge [1818-1885] the then collector of Madurai, thus making it 150 years old. The elevation is about 2000 meter above the sea level. Kodai lake spreads across 24 hectares and is skirted by 5 km long road, hence creating a circuit.
The 5km Kodai lake circuit looks spectacularly beautiful in the early hours of the morning. Lake is star-shaped, man-made and is bordered by evergreen forest. Boating, horse riding, and cycling are some of the activities that you may appease.
Other major attractions are Byrant Park, Green Valley View, Pillar Rocks, Moir’s point, lakeBeriLakeand Bear Shola falls.
Best Time to Visit: April-June and September to October are best time. Although, one can visit this hill station through out the year.
Climate: In summers, maximum temperature is 19.8 degrees Celsius while minimum temperature is 11.3 degrees Celsius.
In winters, maximum temperature is 17.3 degrees Celsius while minimum temperature is 8.3 degrees Celsius.
Rainfall: Heavy rain occurs during the months of October and December. Average rainfall is 164 cms.