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Berijam Lake

Kodaikanal, India
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Ranked #2 of 21 attractions in Kodaikanal
Type: Bodies of Water
Traveler Description: Berijam lake is about 20 - 25 kms from kodaikanal inside forest area. You need official permission to enter the forest area, which your local travel... more »
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Spoleto, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you go in an off season and its not so crowded , you will fall in love with the location. Ideal for a movie to be filmed . Romantic and picturesque place .

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Madurai, India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We have to plant more trees that bring in rain and remove eucalyptus trees. There was literally very little water in the lake. we felt sad seeing the eco system slowly dying down

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Bangalore, India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The place and the drive to this lake is awesome. Quite, serene and colorful valleys will welcome you in your way with silence of swift wind flowing above hill side. This is the only place for which I may decide to visit Kodai again.

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Bangalore, India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

To reach Berijam, you need to obtain permission from the forest office on the day you are planning to visit. The office is in middle of town, on the way to lake. The lake is approx 15kms or so and you can drive if you have a personal vehicle. Very quite and its in the midst of greenery.

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Bangalore, India
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

A serene locality, but only when you visit it at the perfect time. I visited during a Sunday in March end, and god I so regret it. It was full with people (guess the school holidays might have started) and the climate in Kodai was also very warm. Plan and go a bit earlier, and if a weekday is possible... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Dense forest and nice view of the lake from the road. One thing which needs improvement is washrooms in the place. There was no restroom available at the place.

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Bangalore, India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Getting Permit: We went there during last week of March, we did not have a problem getting permit, we went to DFO office around 9 AM still able to get it. ( Overall Kodaikanal is less crowded at this time due to board exams + it is a weekday). The problem is finding parking for your car near the office,... More

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Worth the visit but those who are driving your own car has to go to the forest office early at like 7:30 itself to get the permit, since all the travel agents will take up all the permits with their guys in the line. Illiterates also let their friends into the line. Only 50 permits given in a day. You... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Must not miss place in kodai!!! Do take permission and visit!!! you will fall in love with this place!!!

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

A lake in the middle of the jungle. A good place to sit by for half an hour. Strangely, you wont find many birds around , only crows that feed on food that visitors carry.

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