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Moier Point :  It is also the site a monument of Sir Thomas Moir. Moir Point provides a lovely view of the valley. It is just 3 Kms from the Pillar Rocks / Berijam Lake Road.

Silent Valley View : It is a very silent zone,  Just a little away from the pillar rocks and the Berijam Lake Road, which provides a breathtaking view of Silent Valley. It suits its name because it is a very silent zone. Children should be accompanied by elders only.



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 Berijam Lake View :  This viewpoint is 21 Km South West of Kodaikanal Lake and it is 40 Kms from munnaar town. The Forest Department has restricted entry into the Berijam Lake area only between 9.30 a.m. and 3 p.m. for visitors. There is a forest Rest House with limited accommodation if necessity arises for a night halt.

Chettiar Park :  around 2 km from the town, it is tucked away in the north eastern corner , on the way to Kurunji Andavar Temple.

Shenbaganur Museum : It was established In 1895, also known as Fauna Flora Museum, is 5 Kms from the Lake. The Sacred Heart College maintains this museum. It was established to preserve certain archaeological remains and the flora and fauna of the hills. It houses one of the best Orchiadrium in the country having over 300 species of exotic orchids in display. A Spaniard contributed many of his private collections to this museum. Visiting hours - 10.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. 

Silver Cascade Falls : It is on the Madurai Kodaikanall Road at the 8th Km from Kodai lake. It is the overflow from the kodaikanal lake, that drops down as a 180 foot high water fall. Those interested can have a bath here.

churchLa Saleth [sallette] Church : This is a 150 years old heritage Church , Kodaikanal. Thanks offering was fulfilled in the year 1866. This is one of the Two Shrines,[the other one being in France] dedicated to our lady of La Saleth. Annual festival’s extraordinary celebration takes places at la saleth church every year on the 14th and 15th of August as the conclusion of a Nine Day festival, which attracts worshippers from entire South India irrespective of caste, colour, creed or faith. It is located near Coaker’s walk.

Kodaikanal is rightly called as the Princess of Hill Stations and some call it as "The Gift of the Forest" too.

Excursion to nearby places:

Dindigul : 97 Kms from Kodaikanal, has a population of 292,132 [2011] census. It is between the Palani and Sirumalai hills, With a reserved forest area of 85 hectares. Industrial Estates, Hand loom, Trading and Commerce are major economic activities of the District.

Dolmen Circle : Located at a distance of 18 Kms from the lake, near the Apple Research Station. Pre – Historic remains can be seen here. Original burial urns that were unearthed in this region during archaeological excavations and models of dolmens are exhibited for public viewing at the Shenbaganur Museum. 

Thalaiyar Falls :  This spectacular waterfall is also known as the Rat-Tail Falls, 975 ft high, is the third highest In India. It is inaccessible to the general public, as there is no approach road to reach it. It can be viewed while climbing up the Ghat Road to Kodaikanal from Kodai road.

Kukkal Caves : Kookai , at an altitude of 6200 ft, is a village of terrace farmers at the far western end of the Palani Hills, 40 Kms from Kodaikanal. The caves are over hanging slabs of different types of metamorphic rocks called charconite and granulite. The Kukkal caves are ancient rock shelters that show existence of traces of the erstwhile home of the descendants of the original Leaf-Clad paliyans.

Palani : This is one of the Six important abodes [arupadai veedu] of Lord Subramanya’s[Murugan] incarnations. This is a famous pilgrim centre 64 Kms from Kodaikanal. The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Dhandayuthapani. Direct and frequent buses are available from Kodaikanal to Palani.

 

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