Kodaikanal Lake, an artificial lake having an area of 60acres was built in 1863. It is Kodaikanal’s most popular tourist attraction.


Bryant Park is a wonderfully maintained 20.5 acres botanical garden.


Coaker Walk is a 1-kilometre paved pedestrian path running along the edge of steep slopes on the southern side of Kodaikanal. There is an observatory with a telescope halfway along the walk.

Pine forests, started by Mr. Bryant in 1906, are in the south- west of Kodaikanal.

Green Valley View, formerly called Suicide Point, has an excellent panoramic view of the plains and a sheer drop of 1,500 metres overlooking the Vaigai Dam to the south. Kodaikanal Solar Observatory, at 2,343 metres (7,687 ft) is the highest location near Kodai.

Pillar Rocks, is a set of three giant rock pillars which stand 122 metres high. The viewpoint can be crowded and has an excellent public garden adjacent to it.

Dolphin’s Nose, is a flat rock projecting over a breathtaking chasm 6,600 feet deep. Standing there beautiful views of steep rocky escarpments rising from the plains can be seen.

Berijam Lake, a freshwater reservoir located about 23km away from the Kodai bus stand, is an amazing picnic spot. The total surface area of this water body is about 59 acres. Entry to the area is restricted between 9.30 am to 3 pm.