Kodaikanal Lake, Kodaikanal

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#1 of 117 in Nature in Tamil Nadu
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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  • One of the best hill stations in tamil nadu.. the boat ride in the lake was one cool adventure.. Must visit places in the summer.. Must avoid weekends as it brings out too many people..  more »
  • It's pretty cool . You can actually relax there with your family and friends. Rent a bicycle to roam around the lake and take fresh air. Enjoy cool weather and view with cup of tea and snacks.  more »
  • The Kodaikanal lake is the main tourist spot located in the heart of Kodaikanal town You can enjoy a pleasant boating experience here both pedal boats and row boats are available here. There are three...  more »
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  • its surroundings are infested with shops and crowds that you won't be able to feel that sort of serenity that you wish to have. You could take a stroll around the lake, or may take a cycle or horse ride. Boat rides are there too, but I don't think much precautions are followed. Photographers may have to wait and wander quite a bit to get that perfect shot. Try the fresh carrots sold there.
  • Fantastic large lake. In comparison with all other hill stations located in Tamilnadu, this one is the largest and beautiful one. It is star shaped lake, has 5 Km length of perimeter. It has 4 boat houses located surrounding lake. One will find large crowd in the boat house located opposite to Bryant park. If you can cycle hire one available near lake, and go to next boat house for quicker boat ride. Pros: Has 4 boat house, 5 Km lengthy star shaped lake. All season water. Cons: If you don’t have vehicles it’s really difficult to reach one side to other.
  • Best place to spend with your lover. Just walk with her by holding hands. Even if it’s 4 kilometers you won’t feel that. You can rent bicycles from there but I would suggest walking. By cycling you will be much more concentrated and believe me you don’t want that. Just walk...
  • After we were dropped off in the town after sightseeing at 1600 hrs., we ate and head straight to the lake. Lake is normally the drop off point after local sightseeing tours. The lake is around 6 Km in circumference and the road surrounding the lake is smooth, well paved and safe to walk. Cycles are available for hire @ RS 50 per half hour. We walked around the entire lake. It’s a very good way to have a conversation with your family and friends. By the time were reached back at the hotel it was already dark. (Point of caution: Since it is a hills station it gets dark quickly after sunset. Sections of the road around the lake are not lit. So be careful in those parts while walking or cycling.) Lots of shops are available to shop for local products such as chocolates, eucalyptus oil, tea & coffee powder, Natural shampoos, soaps etc...
  • Best place for a morning walk. Very serene. Evening you can just walk around doing some shopping. Don't miss the peanut sundal. Horse riding is also available.
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