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Kodaikanal Travel Guide  

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Kodaikanal is located 120 kms towards the northwest of Madurai in Tamil Nadu state.
The city is on the southern tip of the upper Palani hills, which are found on the Western Ghats in Tamil Nadu. The height of this place is more than 6854 feet.
Kodaikanal is also called as “Princess of Hill Stations” due to its beauty and pleasant climate.
There is a charming lake and several beautiful mountain views of the plains. Numerous waterfalls around Kodaikanal are just mesmerizing.
The average temperature in summer ranges from 11 to 20 degrees Celsius. In the winter season, it varies from 8 to 17 degrees Celsius. The rainfall is about 1650 mm. Most of this occurs from June to September.
The ideal time for visiting this place is in September-October and from April to June.
The population of this place was 32,931 as per the census of 2001.
There are places of worship for Hindus, Moslems and Christians.
There are more than 30 North and South Indian, Chinese, Western, Continental, Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian restaurants.

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Reviews Kodaikanal

Prashanth Jehan
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Solo
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : This place leaves a re-visit taste with one. It is a real haven for trekkers - Horseback riding is possible but bargaining with the local vendors is a must before hiring the horse. Exploring the entire town on a horse... more is a must try. Dolphin's nose is too good during winters - trying in summers aint advisable..plum farms are plenty & plethora of picturesque spots...Ever green valley (former name-Suicide point) has nothing to offer apart from petty shops...devil's kitchen would be a cave explorer's paradise provided the authorities sanction permission - mostly they don't... Of all the places I'd been this is the most ideal spot for a vacation...
Not to be missed Dolphins Nose , Berijam , Trekking spots
Mahalaya Chatterjee
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Family
Overall rating 8
Overall Guide : The lake area needs more maintenance in terms of cleanliness. The Observatory is the least visited place - it should be given wider publicity. All the Falls should have more facilities for tourists.
Not to be missed buy chocolates , visit the observatory , boating in the lake
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : very useful
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