Pine Forest OverviewRanked 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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- Best Time: During Day
- Length of visit: 1-2hrs
- Food available for purchase
- Bathroom facilities
- Camera/Video allowed
- Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed