Pillar Rocks, Kodaikanal

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Jutting out from the surrounding forest, Pillar Rocks create an imposing natural focal point amid an already dramatic landscape. The three giant rock pillars, around 122 m (400 ft) in height, rise out of a thick surrounding forest. The main viewpoint from which to see the rocks can get pretty busy, but definitely wait your turn to see them unobstructed. At such a great height, clouds regularly cover the pillars, but when they break through, the effect is all the more memorable. Plan your Pillar Rocks visit and explore what else you can see and do in Kodaikanal using our Kodaikanal vacation planner.
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  • The day we went to see Pillar rocks it was a cloudy day. But this enhanced the whole experience. Because of the heavy floating clouds one moment the Pillar rocks & an adjoining mighty waterfall was cl...  more »
  • these are the 4 pillars. 2 are hidden due to the trees and the other 2 gets hidden due to the mist :)  more »
  • This place offers awesome views of hills and big pillar like rocks as the name suggests.Though most of the time this place is covered with fog, so it is adviced to stay here for sometime patiently and...  more »
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  • Awesome view. Excellent experience you can ever get. Must watch place in kodaikkanal. Try to be there before 5pm , entrance is not allowed after 5pm. Great view below from there.
  • Great place to have a look at the rear view of Guna caves. There is a bit of history associated with this place ( read up or ask the forest department personnel). The mist might play spoilsport, depending on the inclement weather. Parking gets haphazard during the weekend. Rupees 20 & 5 entry fee for adults & kids( more than 5 years) respectively.
  • Good scenic view preferably in the morning sunrise as the sunlight falls on the rock. Prefer to visit before 9 am during Combined holidays as now Kodai roads are occupied with traffic and literally you stand in traffic and waste easily 2 hrs. Bread omlet only on the street shops tastes good and also the fresh carrots.
  • A must see place in Kodaikanal. At around 2 PM onwards, the fog starts to cover the entire area and you should be lucky enough to see the pillar rocks then. If you manage to see through the fog, it would be a feast to the eyes. Check out some cool pics below. There is an entry fee of Rs 5 per person.
  • Beautiful view to watch it during the perfect season. Park ur vehicles on the road, pay a entry fee of 10 and watch those rocks. U can actually see the rock from the road itself. Pay the fee and enter if u want to enjoy another valley view along with those pillar rocks.

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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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