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Lush hills. Aromatic coffee plantations. Quaint little valleys. Terrace gardens. Be it a family vacation or a romantic getaway, breathtaking locations present themselves to you in abundance in Kodaikanal, fondly referred to as Kodai. Lose your earthly worries in its heavenly hills as you make friends with nature.

One of the best ways to enjoy your relaxing Kodaikanal tour is through Club Mahindra Kodaikanal, the prettiest of all Kodaikanal resorts, as per Club Mahindra reviews. With most of the popular places to visit in Kodaikanal located minutes away from it, you’ll never run out of things to do in Kodaikanal.

1. Stroll along Coaker’s Walk

Busy schedules may no longer allow you to enjoy the simple pleasures of life, such as a quiet stroll. A walk in Coaker’s Walk, however, will reintroduce you to this joy. Located less than a kilometre away from Club Mahindra Kodaikanal, Coaker’s Walk is a scenic man-made walking plaza spread across five acres of greenery. Breathe in the fresh mountain air with every step as you amble along the nooks and crannies of this hill station and breathe in some fresh air while capturing mesmerising views of the misty mountains. The telescope at the beginning of the stretch outlines the entire hill station. Pull up your socks and head outdoors in the evening or just before you start the day. You won’t disagree with us when we say that a walk works wonders!

2. Cruise along the Kodaikanal Lake

Anyone for a family picnic by the lake? This star shaped lake features on every Kodaikanal tour and is just 10 minutes away from Club Mahindra Kodaikanal. Take a boat ride through the placid water under the protective gaze of the bordering hills. If you want to witness the famous Flower show by the lake, the best time to visit Kodaikanal is during the summer, where you’ll not only feast your eyes on the flowers but also feast your senses. Did you know that the lake in Kodai is manmade? It is also adept at dissolving all your stresses. You can also go horse riding, which is completely safe, even for the little ones!

3. Night Safari for the nocturnal

Nothing heightens your senses than the silence of the night. Sound, light and smell sharpen as the moon comes up, making the Night Safari even more exciting. Hop on to a jeep and if you are lucky enough, you may also spot wild boars, bison, porcupines and crocodiles in their natural habitat.

4. Hike along the hills

It’s leg day! Trek or cycle along the Shola forests where sparkling waterfalls and picturesque viewpoints welcome you. The resort will organise the cycles. Trek to Palani Hills and emerge from the dark, deep woods to bright green and lush grasslands. If you’re looking for something more challenging, take the Periyakulam Adukkam route which takes around 7 hours to cover. However, if you want to take it easy and are travelling with kids, you can take the route from Kodaikanal to Berijam.

5. Eat to your heart’s content

Food is always the highlight of a holiday. Of all the Kodaikanal resorts, Club Mahindra’s menu includes popular local delicacies such as tangy sambhar, soupy rasam and delicious appams, which you can wash down with aromatic filter coffee. Our chefs will ensure that all cravings, including the whims and fancies of your children, are satisfied. Try the local sweet, Kozhakattai which looks and tastes like the Maharashtrian modak.

6. Visit the Bryant Park

Not just your ordinary park, Bryant Park welcomes you with vibrant flowers, shrubs and plants. Choose your spot on the green sheet of grass and relax with your family or visit the exotic rose garden comprising rare and unique species. Educate yourself at the Annual Horticulture Show that attracts thousands of tourists as well as locals every year. If you are a gardening enthusiast, this is amongst the best places to visit in Kodaikanal. The park is located just ten minutes away from Club Mahindra Resort so you can head there as often as you want.

Visit the Queen of Hill Stations and refuel yourself before you head back to the humdrum of everyday life! Club Mahindra Membership gives you the opportunity to get close and personal with all things natural and beautiful.

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