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Kodaikanal Lake, Kodaikanal

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Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
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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  • In the cold Jan climate it was awesome to explore the kodai was clean. We had a motor boat ride.  more »
  • A large (about 5 kms i think) beautiful lake shrouded in mist with a couple of boats floating dreamily. That was the impression on the first day the boats were allowed to ply after lock down. There...  more »
  • You can hire bicycles to go around the lake. It is a large lake, and it will take quite a while to go around it. You can also go boating.  more »
  • Enjoyed our weekend with family, Kid's and friends. Boating was an amazing experience with kids. Spent 2hrs in boating. Enjoyed the climate, with ice-cream and good snacks while peddling. Nice views and we had good clicks of photographs. Overall an amazing experience.
  • Riding boat in the lake is awesome. enjoyed the gently breeze and drizzles. This lake is very big. the surrounding area looks a lot more beautiful when seen from the boat inside the lake. Some areas of the lake has fowling smell.
  • Very beautiful place and very good for boating. Breeze and the atmosphere here will give you very pleasant feeling. There will be cycles around the you can enjoy by going around. The place itself is very beautiful so no need to add anymore positive points about that.
  • Awesome! Place is filled with all type of entertainment. You have cycling option, 6km paved street to walk, horse riding, street shopping, boating, small bites and coffee shops etc etc... You relax to the core. I prefer to visit this place at "OFF SEASON". Avoid visiting this place on APR-MAY because the crowd will be too huge and you will find long queues everywhere.
  • This is heart of Kodaikanal and everything of Kodaikanal. You will love here boating, cycling and horse riding. Around the Lake you will also find many shopping centre and street food also. There are many resorts near by lake so you can enjoy lake view from these resorts.

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