Kodaikanal is a hill station that attracts many holidaymakers every year and is an ideal destination for a peaceful and refreshing family vacation in South India. Located almost 7000 feet above the sea level on the Palani Hills, Kodaikanal has a number of picturesque natural attractions. Though the list of well-known places to visit in Kodaikanal is long. However, there are some lesser known places to visit to Kodaikanal that truly captures the beauty of the place. Here are five such places that you shouldn’t miss when you go sightseeing in Kodaikanal.
1. Guna Caves:
Also known as Devil’s Kitchen; these caves are called ‘Guna’ after a Tamil movie – Guna - starring Kamal Hassan was filmed here in 1992. Though the entry to the caves is now forbidden for safety reasons, tourists are allowed to visit near the place, which is an experience to have thanks to the very picturesque nature of the location.
2. Kodaikanal Solar Observatory:
This place could be a wonderful one to visit with children. The white dome of the building is visible from a distance. At the southern tip of the Palani Hills, a trip to the observatory could be a learning experience for the entire family.
3. Perumal Peak:
If you are the one to seek thrills while on a holiday, plan a trek here. A small temple at the top of the peak is devoted to Lord Shiva. After a short drive from Kodaikanal, you will reach the base point. The trek will take you 3 – 4 hours. The views along the trek are fascinating.
4. Pillar Rocks:
It is a union of three huge rock pillars standing 400 feet above the ground. The rocks stand impressively and offer delightful views among dense vegetation and cloudy peaks.
5. The Shenbaganur Museum:
Children will have fun being here. A visit to the museum will prove to be educational and entertaining for the entire family. This is a must visit place in Kodaikanal to discover the local culture and the South Indian way of life are exhibited here.
You need a comfortable place to stay to ensure a satisfying vacation. When in Kodaikanal, the Club Mahindra Kodaikanal resort is an ideal resort to stay with family. Rated highly among other Kodaikanal resorts, you are assured of a wonderful holiday when you stay here. Whether the spacious and comfortable rooms fitted with modern amenities or the in-house restaurant that will serve you the best of local cuisine, every comfort of yours will be taken care of here. There is never a lack of fun things to do even at the resort with the wide range of activities you can indulge in with your family here. A look at the Club Mahindra reviews should give you a better idea of the resort and help you plan your holiday better.