Berijam Lake, Kodaikanal

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#3 of 13 in Parks in Kodaikanal
Take a picnic meal to the shores of Berijam Lake, a freshwater reservoir formed by a dam constructed in 1867. You'll need to obtain an entry permit before you attempt the scenic drive to the lake, but once there, you can explore the surrounding protected area, home to elephants, bison, and deer. Spend you time walking or hiking, making some striking photographs, and soaking in the picturesque forest-fringed lake view. Using our custom trip planner, Kodaikanal attractions like Berijam Lake can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Better than the kodai lake. The forest department can have the area cleaned to retain its pristine beauty.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    The Forest officials have barricaded entry to the lake, you can enjoy the view from road-side. Many tourists litter the place, hence, they had to take this action, as it provides drinking water to Kod...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Berijam Lake is located inside the deep forest, one need to obtain permission from Forest dept. I have traveled in a shared Mini bus by paying Rs. 300 per head and they took care about entry permit. O...  more »

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Unsurprisingly, the most upmarket accommodations in Kodaikanal sit by the lake. Offering extensive views of the central water features and the hills rolling off into the horizon, the rooms in such establishments usually come with a nice set of amenities including onsite spas, restaurants, and pools. Shoestring travelers that want a central location can opt for simple hotels in the town center to the east, while those wanting to get out of town altogether will find a few scattered hotels along the main roads, as well as rental bungalows in secluded spots.
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