Kodaikanal Lake, Kodaikanal

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Enjoy a peaceful boat ride on Kodaikanal Lake, a manmade lake nestled in the lush, forested hills of the Kodaikanal hill station. A popular hangout spot, the lake is renowned for its star shape, placid azure waters, and verdant surroundings. Rent a rowboat and set off on the calm water, take a relaxing walk, or bike around the lake perimeter. You can enjoy a picnic on the scenic lake shore, or admire the "silver cascade," a waterfall formed by the outflow of the lake water. Plan to visit Kodaikanal Lake and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kodaikanal attractions using our Kodaikanal trip website .
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  • Nice enough to walk around, some interesting homes and gardens. There is also a cheese shop that sells a good range of products.  more »
  • The Kodai lake is situated near to the main town where boating is quite popular among the tourists. But the interesting thing is availability of bicycles on rental basis to ride along the lake road wh...  more »
  • Awesome place to relax. The boat ride was good and the lake is clean. The climate really suited for a wonderful boat ride.  more »
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  • An early morning walk around the lake or even better a jog or even better cycling is a wonderful feeling. Healthy to the physique healthy to the mind and the scene around the lake make you feel light hearted. Going boating is another famous thing to do. Or you can go shopping around the lake or have some snacks. Great shopping. Great lemon tea. Home made chocolates. Wow i love kodai
  • Very beautiful lake. One of the must tourist place to visit.Boating service is available here. Great place for photography. A morning or evening walk around the lake would be so amazing. The lake is one of the main tourist attraction in Kodaikanal. I had a wonderful experience being there. Rental cycling service is available. A cycle ride along the lake with friends or family would be most refreshing and healthy. Must visit place in Kodaikanal
  • Beauty is enjoyed in a best way here. You have variety of options for a boat ride. You enjoy the lake surrounded by tall trees cool Bliss. Nice romantic location to enjoy. Good food available to eat. Best place to relax and get refreshed.
  • One of the most beautiful place i ever visited.. its a honeymoon destination... Very romantic place specially in evening time when fog covers the lake with mist wind.... You can rent a bi or tricycle near lake to view nearby places
  • Great place to hang out. Ideal for those who love boating, cycling around the lake, horse riding around the lake and even jogging or walking around the lake. Stressed? Bored? Love to be in a cool place? Well, you should consider Kodaikanal Lake.

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Where to stay in Kodaikanal

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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