Beauty of the Lake inspired Guests and Tourists - Kodai L...

Beauty of the Lake inspired Guests and Tourists

Review of Kodai Lake, Kodaikanal

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  • Good 79
  • Average 23
  • Below Average 4
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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  • Food available for purchase
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393 traveller reviews for Kodai Lake

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Narasimha bharathi

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  • Narasimha bharathi
  • Lives in Goa
  • 1 photo
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  2814 readers

"Beauty of the Lake inspired Guests and Tourists"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Aug 2, 2015
Its a must visit tourist spot by any family as it brings lots of cheers and enthusiasm as soon as you spot this place. Boating riding experience would really be a fun especially for children.

One must visit this place once is Sun is out and around 5 pm and as there would be thinner crowd and you could have a very long ride over the Lake by the boat ride.

Best thing a family could do is take cycle rides for all family members and once round would get you an overall view of the lake and you would really enjoy the ride. Though the cycle raid is chargeable for a nominal fee.

Street food are very handy over here. Hot corns and groundnuts are the best time pass at this place and they are quite tastier and yummy.
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  • Madhu
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  523 readers

"Good for mind"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jul 31, 2015
Visited the lake and was a good experience, cycling should be done those who visit lake. Boat service was also there, taking pedal boat is handy and will give a good experience.
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Rajendran P

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  • Rajendran P
  • Lives in Thoothukudi
  • 5 Reviews
  •  4509 readers

"Memorable visit"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Jul 28, 2015
With family we can experience self boating in peaceful and happy mood. It is very difficult for boating during early morning. But during sun set, evening time, it was very pleasant. We can feel God's touch.
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Nambiyappan m

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  • Nambiyappan m
  • Lives in Tirunelveli
  • 3 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  5297 readers

"Good for leisure time"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Jul 28, 2015
It's been a great leisure for everyone who wants to take a break on a busy schedule, then it's a right destination. Breezy evening is the best experience of all.
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Viswanath nayak

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  • Viswanath nayak
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1946 readers

"Fresh air in the morning"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jul 27, 2015
We visited early in the morning in the fresh air, used a bicycle to go around the lake. Bicycles are available on hire but use the bicycle only if you are used to a long long ride. Around the lake takes a long time.
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About Kodai Lake

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Kodaikanal Lake, a man-made lake, is located in the Kodaikanal city of Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu. Considered as one of the most popular geographic landmarks and tourist attractions, this lake is located at a distance of 3 km from the bus stand. Perched at an elevation of 2,285 m above sea level, this lake is star shaped.

Enclosing an area of around 60 acres, the lake has an average depth of 3 m. The lake was created in 1863 by Sir Vere Hentry Levinge, who was the collector of Madurai. He came to this place after his retirement and converted this marshy land with several streams of lake.

Tourists visiting this artificial lake can take a walk around this lake or can enjoy several activities such as cycle rides and horse rides. In addition, fishing can also be done at this lake; however tourists need to obtain permission from Inspector of Fisheries. Boating can also be enjoyed on this lake, for which boats are provided by Tamil Nadu Tourist Development Corporation and Kodaikanal Boat & Rowing Club.  

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