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Kodaikanal Lake, Kodaikanal

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#1 of 101 in Nature in Tamil Nadu
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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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  • The scenery are very pleasant for eyes. One of the beautiful place to view. They must look into the maintenance and neatness at the same time for better improvement and tourist attraction.  more »
  • This is a centrally located tourist attraction in Kodai. Very well traceable on maps and well guided by boards all along the town. However, this is not a very well maintained location. You find boatin...  more »
  • Lake is beautiful, but too crowded during weekends. If you have time, can go for cycling around the lake. Boating closes at 5.30, boating is a nice experience, though we missed it.  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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