Kodaikanal Eco Tour
Described as an ultimate splendor spot, Kodai is the most suitable for those
who love being close to mother nature. If every bird must sing it's own
throat, every traveller should find his/her own destination and the path.
One question arises here why would a nature enthusiast would follow the same
path that is followed by everybody else? When you are visiting Kodai, it
should be recommended to you that you take all the opposite turns and follow
the unknown paths. This hill resort offers a number of breathtaking spots
and attractions to lure the travelers. We find a number of tourist
attractions, that are untouched and undisturbed by human presence. If you
are also set for such a twisting and turning journey across the green
valley, you would make a request to maintain the sanctity of place visited
by you. The captivating scenic beauty of Kodai lures all of us. The sweet
chirping sound of the singing birds is combined here with the witching
beauty and offering a great stroll throughout Kodai. Some locations in or
around Kodaikanal are mentioned here.
Eco-tourism in Kodaikanal
¤ Guna Caves
Having loose and wobbly rocks, Guna
Caves are also known as the 'Devil's Kitchen' as there is an amazing variety
of plants and small insects. One bat infested chamber also sets between
three boulders mentioned in a book as well. Teenagers also love the scary
sights of the cave who stand outside the cave and hearing their scaring
echoes after shout their names.
¤ Kodai Lake
If you follow the deserted roads of
Kodai, you can reach Kodaikanal. Walking strolls and bicycle tours are the
salient features of this 6 km long lake. Tourists can trip around Kodai
without harming the ecological balance by fumes of the Jeeps. Splendid flora
with its flowering beauty fascinates all. If you are lucky enough, you may
spot a rare bird and have a view of the birds romancing under the green
woods that embellish Kodai.
¤ Berijam Lake
This lake is very much suitable for
all of those who wish to live secluded, rejuvenating as well as charming
setting of mother nature. This calm and soothing lake is just a few
kilometers from Kodai. It's a reservoir of witching fauna. The star shaped
lake is famous for the azure water. You may need to take permit from Forest
Department 24 hours in advance.
Some waterfalls in Kodaikanal drench
the hills so the whole aura looks magnificent when water rushes down from
steep slopes and precipitous paths. Located 8 km of Kodai, Silver Cascade is
a witching fall. Other important falls here include Bear Shola Falls that
are famous for bears that used to come here for water. Thalaiyar falls are
the third major waterfall of Kodai. This widest waterfall is a sheer drop
from a height of 957ft. All of these splendid waterfalls are so magnificent
that even a maundering trip may spur you to explore very interesting shrubs
and small plants.
¤ Palani and Pollachi
Located around 62 km from
Kodaikanal, Palani and Pollachi are two small towns famous for their orange
grooves and coffee plantations. Malaikovil Subrahmanya temple is also
located here which is a Hindu pilgrimage. The devouts have to step up around
659 steps to reach this temple.
¤ Annamali Park
Another green getaway from
Kodaikanal is also known as Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary. Spread over an
area of 960 km, Annamali Park homes a number of animals including tiger,
panther, sloth bear, Nilgiri langur, lion-tailed macaque and wild boar.
Various types of birds live here and the reservoirs of the wildlife
sanctuary support a large population of crocodile. Although most of the park
is closed to visitors, you are allowed to trek around with a permit and a
guide. It's also possible to stay in the forest rest house for a night here.