Kodai - The princess of Hill sations
Kodaikkanal is termed as "The Princess of Hill Stations" with its evergreen flora, and fascinating natural beauties. Nature had been biased in endowing Kodai with wealth of riches. The thickly wooded slopes, deep breathtaking valleys, waterfalls, streams, huge lake, etc makes the place a paradise for those who love, tranquil, pleasant, & serene ambience. Kodai's chief picnic spts include the star shaped lake, silver cascade (falls), the wide spread Bryant park & the adjacent coakers walk, world's oldest solar observatory, pillar rock. A special mention must be made of a phenomenon called `Brachem Spectre' in the coakers walk-a very lucky person can see his shadow on the clouds with a rainbow halo, when sun is behind him with cloud & mist in front! The green valley or the commonly known suicide point is situated at about 5 kms from the lake on the way to pillar rock. Here one gets the mystic feeling at the sight of a very deep (approx. 2000 ft) below their feets!, not to mention of the wide view of Vaigai dam on a clear day.
"Boat club , a wonderful place at Kodai."
In 1910, a new boat house was constructed. From May 1929, few tourists were only permitted to avail boat ride as temporary members.Then boat service was extended to the public and tourists in 1932. The tourists can avail boat services in the lake. T.T.D.C boats, Kodai boats, Carlton boats are available on hire for hours. Annual boat pageant is held in May every year as a part of Summer
"Bryant Part, a lovely park to enjoy"
This Park is situated on the eastern side of the lake. It is noted for flowers, hybrids and grafts. Cut flowers are exported from here. A glass house which shelters over fine varieties of flowers can be seen here. Flower show conducted every year
during May, as a part of Summer Festival is to be seen by one and all.