Kodiakanal Industrial Visit

The main Industrial attraction of Kodaikanal are Sheep research centre, Kodai Dairy and small scale chocolate processing units, you can also have you industrial visit at Theni, Dindigul or Madurai if you are an outstation students, for more information on Madurai kindly go to the Madurai section.

Kodaikanal, a charming hill station, stands amidst sylvan beauty on the southern crest of the upper Palani Hills near Madurai in Tamil Nadu. It is also referred to the princess of Hills and is located 2,133 m above sea level.
Kodaikanal is also well known for the Kurinji flower which blooms once in 12 years in December and covers the valley in a beautiful sea of blue. It last bloomed in 2006; the next bloom is expected in 2018.

Sights to See

Kodaikanal Lake: Spread over an area of 24 hectares (60 acres) and skirted by a 4.8 km tarred road, the lake is the main attraction of the hill station. This is an excellent place for boating, and fishing is possible with permission.

Golf Club: Situated at a height of 6,000 feet, this 18- hole par- 66 course is spread over a 100 plus acres.

Bryant’s Park:
The park is located on the eastern side of the lake, covers an area of over 20 acres, and boasts of over 740 varieties of roses.

Panoramic Views: Coaker’s Walk which commands a

wonderful view of the plains of Madurai; and Green Valley View from which you get a panoramic view of the entire Vaigai Project.

Astrophysical Observatory: The observatory, situated at a height of 2,347 m, was founded in 1899. It is the only one of its kind in the country where a good deal of work on solar astrophysics is done. Visiting hours: 10 am to 12.30 pm and 7 to 9 pm (during season); 10 pm to 12 noon on Fridays only (off season).

Waterfalls: Fairy Falls are located about 5 km from Kodaikanal Lake; Silver Cascade Falls are located about 8 km from the lake where the excess water from Kodai Lake surges down in the form of a roaring, 180- feet high waterfall.

Kurinji Andavar Temple: The temple is located 3.2 km and its presiding deity is Lord Murugan. From this point, one can have a beautiful view of the northern plains including Vaigai Dam.

Pillar Rocks: Just 7.2 km away from Kodiakanal are located 122 m high rocks with imposing boulders. There are picnic spots behind the rocks and several caves and chasms below.


  • Kodai Dairy Product
  • Sheep Research Center
  • Soundararaja Mills Pvt. Ltd.(Dindigul)
  • Saravana spinning Mills Pvt.Ltd. .(Dindigul)

And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries


Doctor’s Delight (10 km): This old bluff, located just 3.2 km from the Pillar Rocks, is on the way to Berijam Lake and commands a fine view.

Dolmen Circle (18 km from the Lake): This is said to be the site of ancient settlements.

Berijam Lake (21 km): This lake supplies drinking water to the Periakulam town. It is an angler’s delight and abounds in trout. Permission for fishing has to be obtained from the fisheries department.

Perumal Peak (20 km): Though the peak is often surrounded by mist, on a clear day it commands one of the finest views of the valley below.

Kukkal Caves (40 km): This is a site inhabited by the earliest known tribes who lived here, the Paliyans.

Thalaiyar Falls: Also known as the Rat Tail Falls, these waterfalls, at 975 feet in height, are counted as one of the highest in the world.Palani (64 km): Palani is famous for two great temples: the ancient Thiru Avinangudi temple, celebrated in song and story, located at the foot of the hill; and the more recent and popular Sri Dandayudhapani temple, dedicated to Lord Subramanya, on top of a 140 m high hill. One of the six abodes of Lord Subramanya, the deity was created by an ardent devotee of the god called Bhogar out of an amalgamation of nine poisonous minerals.

How would you like to travel?

The nearest airport is Madurai (120 km).
The nearest railhead is Kodaikanal Road 80 km.
Kodaikanal is connected by road with all important towns in South India. Some important road distances are:
  • Chennai 520 km
  • Ooty 264 km
  • Trichy 197 km
  • Coimbatore 175 km
  • Kumili 160 km
  • Madurai 120 km
  • Kodai Road 80 km
  • Palani 64 km
  • Munnar 90 km
  • Periyar 160 km

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