Kodaikanal is a hill town in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It’s set in an area of granite cliffs, forested valleys, lakes, waterfalls and grassy hills. At 2,000 meters above sea level, the town centers around man-made, star-shaped Kodaikanal Lake, bordered by evergreen forest. Rowing boats can be hired, and hikers and cyclists follow the 5k Lake Road path around the shore.
Kodaikanal is one among those places which will wash your spirit clean. It is known for its greenery surrounded with rocks, woods, serene lakes and fresh air. Kodaikanal is also referred to as "The Princess of hill stations".The word Kodaikanal can be split into two words 'kodai' and 'kanal' which in Tamil language means 'gift'and'forest'rendering kodaikanal as 'Gift of the forest'. There are more three possible interpretations in Tamil language regarding the meaning of its name.