Had been to berijam lake during weekday,in the off-season.There was very less crowd in kodaikanal and very few vehicles allowed to enter the forest of Berijam lake.The drive through the dense forest was amazing quiet and pure fresh air.Two or three view points on the way to the lake.Out of which caps valley view was a notable one.Its a steep cliff along the ridge,mostly cloudy but when there is no clouds the view is simply awesome.Its worth a visit.
Then driving further down in the dense forest called mathikattan shola(they say the forest is so dense that if an unknown person goes into the forest they would loose their way)several medicinal plants are found in the forest.
Driving further down there is a view point of the berijam lake sorrounded with dense forests.
Finally we arrived at berijam lake,which was truly amazing.Its a quite lake not much activities in the lake except some wild life sighting's if your lucky enough(Elephats or bision,flying squirils etc)
There are a few forest houses for the forest guards,no electricity.There is only one shop in this lake,which has some snacks and tea/coffee.A forest guest house was also there for VIP's,you need very special permission to stay in this house,they run on generator.
We had our picnic in Berijam lake after which we cleaned up our mess and came back.It is worth the visit.Its around 15-20 kms from kodaikanal.
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