Pine Forest, Kodaikanal

Pine Forest

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in Kodaikanal
Average Rating
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50 Ratings & 39 Reviews

About Pine Forest

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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.

What travellers are saying about Pine Forest

Experience scale
  • Excellent 8
  • Very Good 19
  • Good 10
  • Average 2
  • Below Average 0
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed

3 Video Reviews for Pine Forest

Harish Gunpati

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  • Harish Gunpati
  • Beachbum
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 10 photos
  • 12 Reviews
  •  97 helpful votes
  •  342823 readers
  • Posted 2 months ago
Overall Rating
  • 217

Aditi Das

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  • Aditi Das
  • Lives in Bangalore
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  10 readers
  • Posted Aug 16, 2016
Overall Rating
  • 802

Farhan Arif

  • Tourist
  • Farhan Arif
  • Lives in Kannur
  • 48 photos
  • 8 Reviews
  •  39 helpful votes
  •  1837 readers
  • Posted Jul 31, 2016
Overall Rating
  • 394

39 traveller reviews for Pine Forest

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Pradeep Ramachandran

  • Tourist
  • Pradeep Ramachandran
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 914 photos
  • 193 Reviews
  •  75 helpful votes
  •  75062 readers

"Super place."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Sep 1, 2017
One of the best tourist place in Kodaikanal. Amazing place and we can enjoy lot. No entry fee for this place. We can have horse riding here. Good place for photographers. Many movies shoo ted here. Paradise for movie directors.
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Umang Kardani

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  • Umang Kardani
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 17 photos
  • 37 Reviews
  •  20 helpful votes
  •  38688 readers

"Slefie or picture clicking place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Apr 10, 2017
It's a forest of pines and I don't think there is anything to see but the thing you would love is it produces great senario that will help in good pics clicking.
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Muhammed Razil

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  • Muhammed Razil
  • Lives in Kozhikode
  • 72 photos
  • 7 Reviews
  •  88 helpful votes
  •  1229 readers

"Uniformity of nature"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 5, 2017
Its a nice place to see. Don't 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.
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Balamurugan rathinavelu

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  • 8 Reviews
  •  2262 readers

"Cool place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 28, 2016
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
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Amitra Kar

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  • Amitra Kar
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 164 photos
  • 31 Reviews
  •  194 helpful votes
  •  53046 readers

"Wonderful clean expanse of Greens in the woods!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 31, 2016
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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Arun Rajan

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  • Arun Rajan
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 173 photos
  • 113 Reviews
  •  69 helpful votes
  •  44220 readers

"Dense forest"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jun 21, 2016
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.
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P yesu Thasen

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  • P yesu Thasen
  • Lives in Coonoor
  • 13 photos
  • 36 Reviews
  •  94 helpful votes
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"Far too crowded !"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted May 18, 2016
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.
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Krishna kumar Allam

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  • Krishna kumar Allam
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 73 photos
  • 19 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  12607 readers

"A natural beauty"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Apr 24, 2016
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 here.

Wear long boots just to be on safe side.
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Surya Prakash

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  • Surya Prakash
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  918 readers

"One of the favourite"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Mar 31, 2016
Though I visited this place many times it is my one of the favourite spot. No entry fee, this place is full of pine trees, these pine 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 you for the food, so please take care of ourselves and food from monkeys. Visit it in the early morning to enjoy the spot(later it will be crowded). Wear proper footwear to survive in this forest, best place to take pictures and Horse Riding is also available.
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Sangram Ghatge

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  • Sangram Ghatge
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 63 photos
  • 79 Reviews
  •  36 helpful votes
  •  62468 readers

"Full filmy style"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 10, 2016
Awesome Pine tree's. Enjoy the scenery and the weather. Famous spot for movie shooting. Horse riding is available Rs 240 half round. Good to take pic's in Bollywood style. It was less crowded so could take pictures properly.
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