Chettiar Park, Kodaikanal

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Take a peaceful stroll through evergreen scenery complemented by vibrant floral displays at Chettiar Park. The small garden, popular with couples and families, features sculpted bushes, an abundance of plants, and flat grassy meadows where you can enjoy a picnic or simply take advantage of the photo ops. The park is the site of the famous blooming of the kurinji flowers--delicate purple blossoms that appear once every 12 years. Our Kodaikanal planning app makes visiting Chettiar Park and other Kodaikanal attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Kodaikanal has already very limited attractions. This park is not great though. This can be easily avoided and not a must see in Kodaikanal  more »
  • The Park is small but well maintained, beautiful and pure. If you are tired after walking around Kodajkanalu, it is very recommended to take a peek. Here a great number of flowers, beautiful trees and lawns, you can just sit on the bench, admiring the nature, you can take a walk along the paths. Here is not very crowded, the entrance of inexpensive, the Park is open until 5:00 evening. Even though we were in the Park in winter, there was a lot of beautiful flowers. There is a playground, near which is unexpectedly small "Chapel" in honour of one of the Saints/worshippers of Shiva (sorry, not sure exactly). Near the park there are Jain temple, and after him-Kurindzhi Andavar Murugan Hindu temple (or "Murugan in cverah kurindzhi"). Legend has it that a Garland of these colors was Valley girl, which fell in the hills of Tamil God Murugan (Skanda, Kartikejja-his other names), and he and his bride wore garlands of these flowers at the wedding. The guide told us that the famous sacred flowers blossom kurindzhi times in 10-12 years, and the last time this city they bloomed in 2006 year. According to our calculations it turned out that they had once again bloom precisely in 2018-m! We prnjalis them search for and really found a great kurindzhi hive, we first embraced disappointment because we did not see colors, but then erupted into joy, as we all saw on the branch two small lilac flower! Sacred flowers Murugan was just beginning to blossom (near the Temple of them appeared more), which means if you are planning a trip to the year 2018 in Tamil and questioned whether it is worth to visit Kodaikanal, a chance to see the small natural wonder, which happens once in the 10-12 years, should convince you that this is worth to arrive at least a day.
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  • Well maintained park.There is a children's play area as well. Vairety of flowers.A nice place to spend some spare time.  more »

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