Pine Forest Overview

Ranked 3 of 50 sightseeing in Kodaikanal

The Pine Forest was cultivated by one Mr Bryant in Kodaikanal in 1906 with the idea of having a timber forest for valuable wood. The place turned out to be a popular holiday destination and now lures multitudes of visitors to it from all over.

Kodaikanal brings respite to visitors from the heat of the adjoining cities with its pleasant climate throughout the year. This hill station, in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, is 2000 metres above sea level, set in the Ghat section of granite cliffs which are completely covered with Pine forests, waterfalls and lakes and grassy slopes. The star-shaped lake is a man-made one and the town is situated around it.

A honeymooners’ paradise with a laidback pace, the town has several holiday activities to offer, having a stroll through the Pine Forest being one of them. Sunlight shimmering through the pine trees is a visual delight.

Camping and trekking in the midst of these sylvan surroundings, while enjoying succulent jackfruit lobes, which are available in plenty in these parts, is sheer bliss. Many Indian movies have been filmed here and it is a popular location for movie makers. Driving to Kodaikanal is the easiest way to get there either from the cities of Tamil Nadu or even from Mysore in Karnataka.

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What travellers are saying about Pine Forest

Experience scale
  • Very Good 15
  • Good 7
  • Excellent 7
  • Average 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
  • Below Average 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed

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Reviews and Ratings

Pradeep Ramachandran

Pradeep Ramachandran4.3/5

225 reviews

Super place.

One of the best tourist place in Kodaikanal.amaizing place and we can enjoy lot. no entry fee for this place.we can have horse riding here. good place for photographers. many movies shooted here . paradise for movie directors.
  • Super place.
  • Super place.
  • Super place.
  • Super place.

Umang Kardani

Umang Kardani3.6/5

37 reviews

Slefie or picture clicking place

it's a forest of pines and I don't think there is anything to see but the thing u would love is it produces great senario that will help in good pics clicking but BEWARE OF PHOTO BOMBERS ????????

Muhammed Razil

Muhammed Razil3.6/5

22 reviews

Uniformity of nature

its a nice place to see. Dont expect more. you can just see the pine trees around. what made me wonder is that by seeing the uniformity of trees growing in their respective columns. one can do horse riding from there. photos that took from there was just awesome.
  • Uniformity of nature
  • Uniformity of nature

Balamurugan rathinavelu

Balamurugan rathinavelu4.3/5

8 reviews

Cool place

Nice and attractive place. Kids need to be careful while walking in this are a as there are more roots running above the ground. Not recommended to visit during rain as this place might be slippery. Noice place to take photos and

Amitra Kar

Amitra Kar5.0/5

31 reviews

Wonderful clean expanse of Greens in the woods!

The British unarguably made some valuable contributions and this place is the result of the same while in 1906, Mr. Bryant, the then Forest Officer of Madurai, decided for a pine plantation because of valuable timber. As of now, it is lovely fresh destination with loads of pine trees, some of which are more than 100 years old and covers an area of about 600 acres. You can take a short walk amidst the wonderful terrain and rejuvenate into a fantastic, relaxed and oxygen rich soul.

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  • Wonderful clean expanse of Greens in the woods!

Arun Rajan

Arun Rajan4.3/5

136 reviews

Dense forest

Pine forest in kodai is a beautiful forest and you can find a small waterfall inside the forest. The water is clean, however the path is rugged and slippery. It is a nice place to roam around and click pictures.

P yesu Thasen

P yesu Thasen3.2/5

46 reviews

Far too crowded !

The pine forest is indeed nice. It would be a great place to walk around . However, in May the crowds make it a less than satisfying experience. It was very difficult to park the car and the forest was overcrowded. May be a visit in another time would be worth it.

Krishna kumar Allam

Krishna kumar Allam3.9/5

19 reviews

A natural beauty

This is in the forest area of KodaiKanal. Plastic bags are not allowed, also you get to see a lot of monkeys while you visit this place. Please be aware they might snatch away any food which is in your hands..Good place which is a natural beauty however please do not go too inside as there would be leeches. While visiting with kids please ensure they do not near the monkeys..No activities here, you can take some selfies / group pics hereWear long boots just to be on safe side.

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  • A natural beauty
  • A natural beauty
  • A natural beauty

Surya Prakash

Surya Prakash4.6/5

1 review

One of the favourite

Though I visited this place many times..I it is my one of the fav spot...No entry fee....This place is full o pine trees,...This pines cones spread around ground with dett shapes and sizes look immediately...If we walk down to edge(100 mts) there will be a small water body where kids can enjoy very well.....CAUTIONS : Aware of Monkeys...They may attack on u for the please take care of urselfes and food from monkeys...Visit it in the early morningto enjoy the spot(later it will be crowded)...Wear proper Footwear to survive in this place to take pictures...Horse Riding is also available...

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Sangram Ghatge

Sangram Ghatge4.3/5

79 reviews

Full filmy style

awesome pine tree's..enjoy the scenery the weather..famous spot for movie shootinghorse riding is available rs 240 half round.good to take pic's in bollywood styleit was less crowded so could take pictures properly.
  • Full filmy style
  • Full filmy style

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