a Wonderful experience when you share your thought, your experience, and your pleasure time with friends and family and with the people of the Globe. Today I am here to share my fabulous trip to Kodaikanal district Tamilnadu
We started from Bangalore around 7 AM in the morning me, my husband and our two friends packed our baggage’s and started for our weekend trip.
From Bangalore via Krishnagiri to Salem ,from Salem took a right towards Dindigul, a famous historical place enriching the life of the great Tipu Sultan. Dindigul has a famous fort atop a hill than can be viewed on the way itself. If you can spare some time,then the fort is worth visiting. After Dindigul, a couple of kms down, the ghat section starts to climb of approx.60-65 kms up the hill to Kodaikanal
. we drove all the way. On the way we took breaks and had our breakfast, lunch.
There were times when we had stopped the car for seeing scenic beauty of the hill when sun light fell down on them how it looked like. How the trees growing on the lap of the hill and how the waterfalls
were adding the dazzling beauty to them.
We had a wonderful experience during the drive to the top. The Last 30-35 kms of the journey was amidst clouds decending on the hill. with zero visibility. The gorge at one side and the hill on the other. We could not make it out what was on which side. My husband was at the wheels and as per his intutions we had left our lives in his hands and sensibility. Darkness was prevaling, with the complete Kodai district covered in pitch darkness due to power failure caused by incessant rainfall & landslides. After a long journey we reached the Kodai town at around 8 PM in the evening.
Distance: 450KM from Bangalore
Nature: Hill Station with natural beauty
Altitude: About 2,133-m high
Covers an area: 21.45-sq-km
Berijam Lake, Kodaikanal
Kodaikanal is one of the popular hill stations in India. The nature of Kodai, is what really attracts tourists, and give pleasure to the senses. It’s amazing natural beauty, the unique flowering plant ‘Kurunji'(Strobilanthus Kunthanus) that last bloomed in 2004, is nature’s gift to Kodaikanal. Berijam Lake, one amongst the most beautiful lakes of South India, spreads over an area of 24 hectares.
We stayed in the city for 2 days. One day we went out for different adjacent places worth visiting, and the other day we had boating in this lake, and most of the time spent there capturing & ravishing the beauty, in an around the lake.
Photography by Kushal.