Kodaikanal was situated as a hill in the Palani hills. Palani hills were first surveyed by British lieutenant ward in 1821. In 1834, Madurai collector built a small bungalow at the head of Kodaikanal Adukkam pas near Shenbaganur. In 1845 the two bungalows “Sunny side” & “Shelton” built in town area by American mission. The first Long distance visitor major partridge of Bombay Army who visited Kodaikanal in 1852, and planted the Australian eucalyptus trees in Kodaikanal in 1853, a group of American and British constructed a Anglican church of St. Peter. This is the first church in Kodaikanal. The famous Mary Church of “La Saleth” was constructed in 1860 by a catholic priest.
Kodaikanal is presently one of the few remaining unspoiled hill resorts in the country. The researcher is very proud to introduce the great “Cold Gold” Kodaikanal. Kodaikanal is a famous chilled hill station among the world. This is situated in Tamilnadu. It is nesting on the southern most of the upper reaches of the Palani hills. The nature gives a lot of gifts to Kodai. So, the tourists called the Kodaikanal kindly 54 as “The Switcherland of the East”, “The Emerland Set of South” and “The Chilled Pradise among the Hills’.
Kodaikanal is a charming hill station situated amidst the wooded slopes and gentle jungle at the southern India. This hill station is still unspoiled by modern civilization unlike its poor Ooty which is called the “Queen of Hill Station”. Waterfalls and the beautiful lake of Kodaikanal will enhance or mesmerize any visitors. Housing more sunshine than other hill resorts is being accessible all round the year. Kodaikanal is one of the most popular health resorts in India. Abundance of natures and accessibility to greenery is this beautiful hill station. Kodaikanal consists the area of 2,145.sq.meters situated at an altitude of 2,133 sq.meters above sea level.
AREA : 21.45 sq.kms
POPULATION : 100674 ( 2001Censes)
ALTITUTE : 2,133 - Metres above sea level
RAINFALL : 165cms (average)
TEMPERATURE : Summer - Max :29.0°C Min : 16 .0°C | Winter - Max : 21.30°C Min : 9.0°C
BEST SEASON : April to June, and September to October, but can be visited throughout the year.
CLOTH : Light woollens in the evening during summer and heavy woollens during winter.
LANGUAGES : Tamil and English
STATE : Tamil Nadu
DISTRICT : Dindigul
ISD CODE : + 91
STD CODE : + 04542
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