You have perhaps been waiting for this day with utmost fervor even before getting hitched. After days of interminable cacophony and brouhaha brought about by guests, countless ensemble changes, being overfed and becoming pudgy, and enduring sleepless nights, all you want is to be with your better half in quietude.
Kodaikanal or “Kodai”, does not usually spring to our minds as a destination for honeymoon but its actually a great romantic retreat that will surely induce amorousness towards your sweetheart. Also known as the “Princess of Hill Stations”, this lesser known jewel in southern India’s crown is seated in the thicket of Palani Hills, 120 Kms north-west of Madurai, in Tamil Nadu.
Enveloping the serene star-shaped lake, Kodai is lush with botanical beauty and picturesque waterfalls. What’s more? You get to enjoy a spring-like weather all year round in a more intimate environment compared to its hill-station mommy, Ooty. Offering accommodation for all types of budget and an easy access, Kodai stands as an ideal getaway to spend sweet moments for newly wedded couplets
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We’ve wrapped up the best points of interest to help you plan your trip:
This is the star-shaped lake we mentioned earlier in the article. A popular tourist spot, Kodai lake is synonymous with serenity, cajoling you into a love-web of deep connection and heartfelt conversations. You can spot numerous beautiful species of birds, ride a pedal boat, or just take a romantic stroll along the shore of the lake.
The misty hills of Palani make it possible for vacationers to literally walk through the clouds. One such heavenly spot is Coakers walk which is a kilometer’s stretch of concrete pathway, carpeting the verdant slopes. I can’t even begin to describe how it feels to take in the spectacular views of the valleys, wind in your hair – just like a still from a Bollywood movie. You may complain of low visibility but the haze is what makes the place so magical!
Nature aesthetes cannot give this park a miss! Bryant park is a floral exhibit that spans across 20.5 acres of land, boasting of 325 species of trees and an eye-popping 740 different types of roses. You can witness flower shows and learn about gardening technique. Your spouse will definitely thank you for such a stunning visual treat.
You may wonder what is so different about this lake. Berijam lake is special because its completely devoid of pollution, thanks to the minimum-car policy. Serving as a major source of water to the surrounding villages, this lake is home to a fire tower and a medicine forest. Note that you require a permit to enter the park. Also, you must be informed that the park is closed from 9:30 am to 3 pm since many animals come down to the lake to quench their thirst during these hours.
Although this is not really a tourist attraction, visitors swear by the lip-smacking Italian food dished out at this cozy little café, and that counts as a must-visit right? You must definitely try their sandwiches stuffed with the goodness of cheese and wood-fired pizzas generously loaded with yummy toppings.
Kodai is pleasant throughout the year but the best months to visit would be – April to August, and then from October to March.