Thursday, April 19, 2012

Kodaikanal Lake

The Kodaikanal Lake is a very beautiful lake I have seen among the manmade and it gives a picturesque shape to the Kodaikanal town which lay around the lake, in the Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu, India. The charming lake always fascinates me from the time of encounter to enhance more lately, the lake holds the pretty clean picture always even thought its water state has been revealed not so good according to reports.
Kodai Lake
Upper lake view of Kodaikanal Lake
The star shaped Kodaikanal Lake is the attraction of many tourists to this hill station and it is the foremost entertainment and core part of the visitors, with activities of boating, horse riding and cycling are the part of the 5km stretch of road that goes around the lake. The pavement along the lake is a best platform for walker to take brisk walk against the pretty coldness and beside the bliss of nature and store of spring of water as a wonderful lake.
Kodai lake - calm
Pretty calm lake
The Kodaikanal Lake was created by Sir Hendry Levinge in the year 1863 after he settled in Kodaikanal as a retired Collector of Madurai; he constructed the bund to form a lake and stocked with fishes and later brought his first boat from Tuticorin. In 1890 a boat club was formed and in the following year of 1910 a new boathouse was constructed and opened to public and tourist in 1932.
Lake side abode
A beautiful lakeside adobe
Kodaikanal Lake is a freshwater lake created in a marshy where three streams flowed and it covers an area of about 24 hectares. The out flow of the lake forms a wonderful waterfall at the downstream of 8km from here is called the Silver Cascade, which flows from a height of 180ft.
Oat at lake
Rowing oar at lake
(Click each image for enlarge...)

14 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

that red roof is gorgeous in the trees and against the waters! :)

ladyfi said...

What a very pretty place!

ashok said...

Nice to see the pics...I have very fond memories of this place :)

George said...

You have shared some wonderful pictures of this beautiful lake. I would certainly enjoy spending some time here.

eden said...

I agree with you, Jeevan, the lake is beautiful. The water is relaxing and the boathouse is beautiful too.

Eden said...

Thank for visiting, Jeevan! Have a great weekend.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Please come back anytime. I am enjoying yours...

Kodaikanal Lake is awesome. I have a friend who loves to kayak on the 'calm' waters.. She'd love that lake.

Thanks again.
Betsy

Ramya Ranganathan said...

have been to Ooty.. not to Kodai..

will have to visit soon!!

Ramya Ranganathan said...

have been to Ooty.. not to Kodai..

will have to visit soon!!

Vetrimagal said...

Lovely pictures and narration.
I had been to kodai some 4 decades back, the lake was beautiful then, and is now!

geeth said...

Beautiful. Would love to visit the place someday :)

Kalyan said...

Heard so much about this place...beautiful snaps!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful views of the lake. First shot is my favourite.

Ponniyinselvan said...

haiyo, someone is becoming a great great poet and an expert photographer.Amazing.
karthik+amma