The Kodai Lake
This magnificent man-made lake spreads out in a star shape over sixty acres and is surrounded by green wooded slopes. This lake was created in 1863 by Sir Vere Hendry Levinge, who was the collector of Madurai, retired and settled in kodai. Boating facilities are available. Boat Race is conducted in May as a part of summer festival.
This is another big artificial lake in the upper regions of palani hills. It is a fine picnic spot offering beautiful scenery. It is 21 Kms from the Kodaikanal lake, Periyakulam town gets drinking water from the lake.It was first discovered and reclaimed in 1864 by Colonel Hamilton of the British Army. The Sheer beauty of the lake made it yet another tourist spot in kodaikanal.
A kilometre's walk from the lake. It derives the name Lt. Coaker, who prepared the map of Kodai. Coaker's Walk runs along a steep, emerald green wooded slope. From Coaker's Walk one can have a breath-taking view of the plains below.
Kurinji Andavar Temple
Dedicated to Lord Murugan, the temple offers a beautiful view of the Palani Hills.
There are Two, one near the Kurinji Andavar Temple and the other at Coaker's Walk.
8 Kms from the lake. The overflow of Kodai lake comedown here as 180 feet high falls
Solar Physical Observatory
3.2 Kms. From the Lake Elevation is 2343 meters. It was founded in 1989 at the top most point in Kodai. Visitors are allowed to closely observe the start, planetary movements etc., during visiting hours and Prior appointments.
This is also called as a Rat tail falls, The widest falls ranging from 13th Kilometer on the Ghat road to Kodai. It is one of the highest fall in India, with their 975 feet drop.
Bear Shola Falls
An ideal picnic spot 1.6-km from bus stand and within 2 Kms of the lake, where once bears came to drink water. The approach is rugged hill path. The falls are at the best in rainy season.