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. Using our custom trip planner, Kodaikanal attractions like Pillar Rocks can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 17, 2017
    A natural beauty ruined by street venders. It is high time that our tourism department gives dedicated spaces to these venders so as to allow people to enjoy the natural beauty of the place  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Due to misty ad foggy weather conditions, we could not get good view of Pillar Rocks, but the entire view of green-top mountains against blue-sky coated in misty white fog was too good and soothing ex...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    A picturesque place with nice view on a clear day.They have a ticket of Rs 10/- per person for going to the view area.  more »
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  • July 10, 2017
    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.
  • July 16, 2017
    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.
  • July 13, 2017
    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.
  • June 5, 2017
    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.
  • June 28, 2017
    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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