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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  • About 5kms lake road surrounding the lake is a sheer beauty in serenity, especially early morning. Most enjoyable for walking and cycling  more »
  • Boating on the lake gives you some nice sights and its not very expensive also. Although we went boating in the rain, still it was a good experience. It helped that due to recent heavy rains, the lake...  more »
  • its a beautiful lake with equally beautiful surroundings. It gets cold in the evening though with wind blowing. We really enjoyed the boat ride (paddle one).  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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