Kodaikanal Lake
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  • Menulone
    Mumbai, India2,891 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is a popular tourist destination and offers a variety of activities to enjoy.
    Kodaikanal lake is a place that cannot be missed. Boating: You can take a boat ride on the lake and enjoy the scenic views. Cycling: You can hire a cycle and cycle around the lake. Horse riding: You can go for a horse ride around the lake. Walking: You can simply walk around the lake and enjoy the fresh air and scenery. The best time to visit the lake is during the evening, when the crowds are smaller and the light is better for photography. There are different shops and stalls around the lake where you can buy food and souvenirs. Be prepared for big crowds, especially during the weekends and holidays. Overall, Kodaikanal Lake is a beautiful place that is worth visiting if you are in Kodaikanal. It is a great place to relax and enjoy the scenery, and there are a variety of activities to keep you entertained.
    Visited December 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written September 5, 2023
  • Ashiq A
    Bengaluru, India99 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoy the beautiful lake in a boat
    A man made wonder which offers rejuvenating momento those visiting. The syar shaped lake is big and beautiful. Offers boating in three categories. 1. Two seater pedal boat 2. Four seater pedal boat 3. Six seater row boat (with boatman) It is a very good experience to ride the boat in the calm lake. Simetime the lake covers with fog which adds to the charm and elevates the experience to next lever.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 7, 2023
  • Divya7
    Chennai (Madras), India246 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fine but a bit over hyped
    There are several gates to take the boats from and its cheaper if you are in a group. It was Rs.400 for 6 people in Dec 2023. The flora and birds you see will depend on the season - I was able to see sparrows, Kingfishers, aambal and a variety of nightshade flower. You can also ride cycles or walk around the lake and do a bit of touristy shopping. White chocolate is better here compared to the roadside.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written December 13, 2023
  • kookal water falls
    Kodaikanal, India20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kookal water falls guide 8110072852
    Kookal water falls guide 8110072852 home stay low budget. Costly enjoy. View poind kookal. Walking. Lake view. Enjoy home stay homely. Food
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled on business
    Written April 28, 2024
  • Raja S
    70 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit spot at Kodai
    Best spot in kodaikanal to spend an entire day. Boating,Walk, cycling and shopping too. Kids can enjoy the cycling and boating for sure.Boating also gives a scenic valley and some great buildings around it.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written June 19, 2024
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iyer s
Mumbai, India3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Friends
will like to place on record the excellent customer services rendered to me and my family during our stay.

 

My name is Iyer Naganath Subramanian Customer no 39573.

 

At Sterling Kodai Lake, two persons need excellent commendation and praise.

Mr. Prabhu at the Front Office and Ms. Ramneek at the Canteen.

 

Mr. Prabhu right from the time we booked the stay till we left ensured excellent customer service and great hospitality. Speaks volumes for Sterling's customer service and human touch.

 

Ms. Ramneek was just excellent beyond imagination.  Always smiling with a keen desire to serve all the guests were here hallmark. Whether it was breakfast, lunch or dinner, Ramneek was present and all the time ready to attend, serve, provide options and leave all of us with an unforgettable experience. Kudos to both them. They require special awards.

 

At Kodai Balley, it was Mr. Ramesh at the Dining Hall. Was always present taking care of all of us, suggesting menus, options, catering personally to our tastes and ensuring each time we had an excellent experience. Honesty and integrity were something we could experience.

 

Finally, the driver Mr. Pandian who picked us from the Madurai airport and was with us on most of the days till he dropped us back to the airport. Extremely punctual, always smiling, had a wealth of knowledge about tourist spots, a guide and an excellent photographer who drove well and paid the highest attention to hygiene especially important  during these Covid times. 

 

My deep sense of gratitude to each of them.... Prabhu, Ramneek, Ramesh and Pandian. Expressing my deep satisfaction to these employees who made our holidays a HEAVENLY EXPERIENCE.

Written April 15, 2021
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travelbugDelhi
New Delhi, India787 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
A large (about 5 kms i think) beautiful lake shrouded in mist with a couple of boats floating dreamily. That was the impression on the first day the boats were allowed to ply after lock down. There were very few people as it was raining quite heavily & it was gorgeous to circumvent the entire lake without any traffic or people.
Written March 4, 2021
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Menulone
Mumbai, India2,891 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Kodaikanal lake is a place that cannot be missed.
Boating: You can take a boat ride on the lake and enjoy the scenic views.
Cycling: You can hire a cycle and cycle around the lake.
Horse riding: You can go for a horse ride around the lake.
Walking: You can simply walk around the lake and enjoy the fresh air and scenery.
The best time to visit the lake is during the evening, when the crowds are smaller and the light is better for photography. There are different shops and stalls around the lake where you can buy food and souvenirs. Be prepared for big crowds, especially during the weekends and holidays. Overall, Kodaikanal Lake is a beautiful place that is worth visiting if you are in Kodaikanal. It is a great place to relax and enjoy the scenery, and there are a variety of activities to keep you entertained.
Written September 6, 2023
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CuriousTraveller
Goa, India45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
If you ever visit Kodaikanal, you must not miss the boat ride in Kodaikanal. You will find it like a heaven with beautiful hills around and a big lake with few or more boats with your loved ones. You must not miss this beautiful experience. We enjoyed tbe pedal boat ride without thinking about the time we spent. That was really awesome. For that day we stopped using our smart phones too. Except taking some pictures. We really enjoyed the ride. While peddling we are not in a hurry to finish the boat ride. We enjyoed the boat ride as slow as possible. So that we were not strained to peddle the boats too.
Written February 2, 2020
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Jagadeesh
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
One of the best place to spend u r time in kodaikanal. The boating is good and there is a small place for the kids to spend time like small play games and house of horror. u have go for shopping, cycling, horse ride and excitement climate and the lake is covered with mist in the evening
Written January 22, 2020
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vip_foodie
Bengaluru, India3,252 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Solo
The lake is situated near Bus Stand and one of the main tourist attractions of Kodaikanal. Boating is available at the lake and cycles are available for renting. I would recommend cycling around the lake. It costs 50 rupees for half an hour for cycling.
Written November 2, 2021
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JK's Travel Net
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India286 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
One of the important things people would do is boating at Kodai lake. Row, speed and pedal boats are available. You can click some nice photos while at the boat. A life jacket is provided for kids and adults. But last time we found that people have littered the lake with plastic bottles and other wastes. You can also enjoy a bicycle ride around the lake. Bicycles are available for rent.
Written May 4, 2020
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RAMNATH R
Theni, India6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Banks of the lake is the perfect spot for cycling. Rental bicycles(single and tandem bicycles) and horses for riding. Bicycles charges are Rs.50 for half an hour. Tibetan shops and many other shops for hot tea, snacks, homemade chocolates and dresses can be found on the road sides of the lake.

⚠️ Roads are open to vehicles too so keep to the sides of road and if you are going around the lake you will need to cross 2 busy intersections and be mindful of the pedestrians.
Written August 22, 2021
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gilu
New Delhi, India188 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
There are lots of activities around the lake - boat ride, horse riding, cycle riding or simple walking around the lake. Boats are available for self-pedalling or rowing as well as a boatman may also be hired. The lake are the surrounding area look exceptionally beautiful in the dusk.
Written February 16, 2020
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Jacko
12 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
The lake is nice but pretty ordinary lake. There's shops around the lake which sales souvenires, shirts, food and etc.
You can also rent cycles and make the path around the lake.
Written January 25, 2020
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