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. Put Kodaikanal Lake on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Kodaikanal vacation route planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    + Different kinds of Boating available .. Reasonable Charges for boating Horse riding and cycling can be done around the lake Some entertainment activities also available Lots of shops available to ge...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    This is main tourist point in Kodaikanal. Everything is calculated from this point (in terms of distance) You can enjoy boat ride in the lake, click photos, enjoy some rides for children or simply enj...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    We went there with family in Aug 2017. Boating is the main attraction here which offers Peddle boats for coupled and family, row boats(with pilot) for bigger families.They charged Rs. 325/- for 20 min...  more »

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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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