3 Beautiful Lakes in Kodaikanal – Best Time to Visit, Timings & Activities To Do

Published By: Jignesh Gohel on October 6, 2022

Kodaikanal is a beautiful hill station which is located at an altitude of about 7000 feet above sea level in the Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu. A relatively less crowded tourist destination in India, it is one of the most popular tourist spots in the country. There are many beautiful natural as well as artificial places in Kodaikanal and lakes in Kodaikanal are one of the most beautiful places where you can spend valuable time with your family and friends.

Lakes in Kodaikanal

The lakes of Kodaikanal is one of the most beautiful places to visit with your nearest one and enjoy surrounding views. Here are the 3 most beautiful lakes where you can also do boating.

1. Mannavanur Lake

Mannavanur lake - One of the most popular lakes in Kodaikanal

Mannavanur lake is one of the most serene places in Kodaikanal. With pine trees dotted around, it is a peaceful place to relax and unwind. The lake offers boating and horse rides, as well as picnics, as part of fun activities. A small fee is charged for visitors to enter the area. No entry fee is required here. And the lake is open from 9 am to 5 pm. So, make your plans accordingly.

Activities to do in Mannavanur Lake:

Lakes in Kodaikanal are not just ideal for boating, fishing and swimming. They are also a good place to take a walk and experience some real peace and quiet. There are many benches around the area that you can sit on and enjoy the views, watching the birds flying by while soaking in the peace of that place. However, if you want fun activities, boating, coracle rides and horse rides can be a good pick. After that, you can walk around the village or even check out other places which are nearby.

2. Kodaikanal Lake

 Kodaikanal Lake - Best for activities to do in kodaikanal lake

Kodaikanal Lake is a star-shaped artificial lake in Kodaikanal. It is the most famous landmark of the place and one of the top tourist attractions in the Tamil Nadu region. The lake spreads across 60 acres and the credit for developing it goes to Sir Vere Henry Levinge; the Collector of Madurai in 1863. The lake is surrounded by lush green surroundings and has an exquisite backdrop that consists of hundreds of canopies, trees, and bushes, as well as tents and restaurants. You can visit this lake between 6:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Activities to do in Kodaikanal Lake:

Kodaikanal is a popular tourist destination in India. It has several lakes and is surrounded by mountains with lush greenery. This can be enjoyed by hiring rowboats and pedal boats at the Boat Club and enjoy boating in the calm waters of the lake.

Kodaikanal lake boating and cycling are most popular activities for tourist. If you are an adventurous soul, you can try boating in the calm waters of the Lake. There is a boat club which rents out rowboats and pedal boats for hire. There are bike rides available along the lakeside, which are popular with children. The lake is surrounded by shops selling woolen clothes and toys, as well as meals.

3. Berijam Lake

Berijam Lake

The next stop on our Kodaikanal trip is Berijam Lake. Once you arrive here, the first thing that will catch your attention is its natural charm. In addition, wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the lake as it is home to a variety of creatures. No entry fee is required here. And the lake is open from 9 am to 3 pm. So, make your plans accordingly.

Activities to do in Berijam Lake:

In this freshwater lake in Kodaikanal, you will find varieties of options for different activities. Those people who like adventure can go to jeep safari. People can also enjoy bird watching and fishing but there boating is not allowed in this lake. 

Best Time to Visit Kodaikanal Lakes

The best visited between April and June during the summer months. A good time to visit the lake activities, take part in sightseeing and see the flower show is during these two months. Winter and monsoon are also the options to visit these lakes.

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