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Mannavanur Lake, Kodaikanal

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Kodaikanal Lake, also known as Kodai Lake is a manmade lake located in the Kodaikanal city in Dindigul district in Tamil Nadu, India. Sir Vere Henry Levinge, the then Collector of Madurai, was instrumental in creating the lake in 1863, amidst the Kodaikanal town which was developed by the British and early missionaries from USA. The lake is said to be Kodaikanal's most popular geographic landmark and tourist attraction.Over the years a boat club, boathouse and boat service (with rowing boats and pedalling boats and a public ferry) for the public and tourists has become fully functional and is of aesthetic significance for tourism. Boat Pageant and Flower Shows are a regular feature in the summer season which attracts tourists.AccessA railway line extended from Chennai to Tirunelveli with an intermediate station at Ammaianayakkanur (later renamed Kodai Road) was built in 1875, to provide a gateway to Kodaikanal town and there on to the lake through a foot trek of 18 km from the railhead. The nearest railheads to the lake presently are the Kodai Road railway Station at 80 km and the Palani Railway station at 64 km distance, from the town. Madurai (at 121 km) and Coimbatore (at 135 km) airports are the closest to the Lake. Kodai Lake is well connected by road with regular bus services operating to Madurai, Palani, Kodaikanal Road, Theni, Dindigul, Thiruchirapalli, Kumili, Erode, Bangalore and Coimbatore.
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  • A must visit in Kodaikanal trip. If you are a nature lover, you will love this place. Good place for trekking and photography.You can enjoy a coracle ride in the lake. The drive to Mannavanur lake thr...  more »
  • Mannavanur Lake is small in size than Kodaikanal Lake but this lake has good view. To reach there we had taken a drive of about 1 and half hours. Good lake and good road to reach there with lovely vie...  more »
  • Excellent place to visit. Very scenic place. Good place for trekking and a good picnic spot. People can also do boating  more »