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Good trip

Nice to relax in this place. We had been this place afternoon hours n place was cool. Water is so... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Worth the visit

Although, I have been to Kodaikanal before, I have never had the chance to visit Berijam lake. But... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To reach this place we have to take permission at check post in kodaikanal since they allow only 200cars per day.the route to this place is scenic.the lake is big and very beautiful.this place gives us calmness and happiness.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Ashakani
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well... this is absolutely one of the most important place which no matter what you should NEVER MISS on your trip to kodai. However there are few things that you should be aware of: 1. To visit this beautiful lake/ Reservoir, you need a permit...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Berijam lake which was part of our sight seeing tour organised with the Cab company. There is a booking required one day in advance to avail passes from forest officials to visit the place, This spot place offers some suoer scenic views...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to relax in this place. We had been this place afternoon hours n place was cool. Water is so cold.....

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Mallurf
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Although, I have been to Kodaikanal before, I have never had the chance to visit Berijam lake. But this time, I ensured that I will give it a try. We hired a cab and started our journey to Berijam lake. The roads are in very...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank vishnuvrn
Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

So nice view and u should take a forest tour package to go to this place ..lake is not so good .but only view are nice .toilet is there ..u can use it by giving 5 rs ..its end of forest tour ..take some snacks...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank GovindP168
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

A natural lake in Berijam Sanctuary away from Kodaikanal. Needs forest permission to visit which can be obtained through forest office in Kodaikanal city or tour operators who do it for you. Lake is natural and nothing much to do their but the route to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rat_astro
Reviewed January 4, 2019

Berijam Lake is a reservoir situated at a distance of 20 KM from Kodaikanal. Decided to visit the place as I saw few good reviews about the beautiful lake inside the forests.The Tamil Nadu Forest Department has restricted entry into the Berijam Lake area between...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mohamedriji
Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

After parking your car you need to walk for 5 min to reach the lake. Good view around. You can click lot of fotos.there is a small temple here. Toilet is available and they charge RS 10. But it's not maintained.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ankur_the_explorer
Reviewed December 29, 2018

A very quite place with lots of natural beauty..This lake is nestled within dense forest..A very serene and beautiful place to visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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October 16, 2018|
Response from ShwetaG417 | Reviewed this property |
Since we didn't take the permission, no clue..but please check with the hotel you are staying or the driver. Sorry can't help much.
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Ahmedabad, India
2 Days Itenary Kodaikanal (2 Replies)
Hiii, I am planning to visit Kodaikanal in the next month with my wife, 2 adults and 2 children between the age group of 5 to 10 years. Day 1 : Local Kodaikanal Sightseeing Major Places Day 2 : Berijam Lake On the last day I need to board the train from Kodai Road at 8.30 Pm. I have heard that Mannavanur Lake is also nice place. So kindly suggest which place is worth visiting "Berijam Lake or Mannavanur Lake". Is it possible to visit Mannavanur Lake too along with Berijam Lake on...More
March 27, 2015|
Response fromKeralaToursGlobal1|
Hello Sweetaania, Study the below link & make an idea, talk to a local travel agent once you reach there. tripadvisor.in/Attractions-g303890-Activitie… Ragarding lakes compare it from the mixed reviews from former travelers. Mannavanur is a beautiful village of farmers. Berijam: tripadvisor.in/Attraction_Review-g303890-d32… Mannavanur Lake: tripadvisor.in/Attraction_Review-g303890-d76… Thanks
Berijam Lake (2 Replies)
I heard that access to Berijam Lake is restricted. Is it still so? Is there a way to get special permission to visit this place?
April 12, 2010|
Response fromorangenation|
Yes sir U should get a letter from the officials (should provide all the details) from forest dept. Aletter will be provided which they will ask u in the gate check point after pillar rock.
Suggestion for local sight seeing &Transportation in Kodai (1 Reply)
Hi , I am planning to visit Kodaikanal in first week of february for three nights. During my stay i want to enjoy city and places around in 8 -10 km radius and Berijam Lake another day. During my stay i am not looking to spend lavishly on taxi, so pls can you suggest : Is it Ok to Hire a bike for local sight seeing ( 3-5 Km) and what will the charges? what will be the charges if i book a taxi for local sight seeing per day? I want to visit the following places and enjoy the scenic...More
January 06, 2014|