Kodai Lake in Dindigul
This lake is surrounded by a 6.4 kms road and it is the chief attraction here in Dindigul. Mr. Vele Leving, the former collector of Madurai dug this artificial lake in 1820. This lake is star-shaped and covers an area of 24 hectares. But, boating and fishing are allowed here. This lake looks like glittering sapphire embedded in emerald green.
Bryant Park in Dindigul
This park is situated on the eastern side of the lake. This is a well-decorated park with exotic and native flowers, hybrid varieties etc. The flowers of this are even cut and exported. The annual horticultural show here is held in the month of May.
The Solar Observatory in Dindigul
This is one of the oldest observatories in the world. It was established in 1899. The solar observatory is used to observe sunspots and their behaviour. The main things to see here are Solar Physics, Astronomy and Meteorology. It is about 850 ft higher than the lake.
Coaker's Walk in Dindigul
It is situated about a km from the lake. It runs along a steep slope on the southern side of the hill. This is a semi-circular beautiful path. The view from here is very captivating. The distant plain is considered as a dreamland.
Kurinji Andavar Temple in Dindigul
The name of this temple is derived from a flower of this hill called 'Kurinji'. This flower blooms once in 12 years in a small bush. During the flowering season, the hill look completely violet and look like a violet-tinted fairy land as the colour of this flower is violet. These flowers are very delicate.
The Kurinji Andavar temple is situated near the Prospect Point. Lord Muruga is the presiding deity of this temple. The visitors can get a glimpse of Vaigai dam from here. It is only 3.2 kms away from this place.
Telescope House in Dindigul
There are two telescopes erected in two different viewpoints in Dindigul. These are in Kodaikanal and a clear view of the plains and valleys can be seen from here. One of these telescopes is near the Kurinji Andavar temple and the other is at Coaker's Walk. A minimum entrance fee is needed to pay visit here.
Green Valley Viewpoint in Dindigul
This view point of Dindigul is situated about 5.5 kms from the lake and near the Golf Club. A beautiful view of the entire Vaigai dam can be enjoyed from here.
The Pillar Rocks in Dindigul
The Pillar Rocks are three massive granite rocks about 400 ft high. These are standing side by side on an edge by the Coaker's Walk. It is a very charming sight. It is situated about 7.5 kms from the Kodai Lake and a nice road passing through charming greenery takes the visitors near the pillar.
Waterfalls in Dindigul
The main falls of Dindigul include the Fairy Falls, Silver Cascade, Glen Falls and Bear Shola Falls. These also serve as good picnic spots.
The Bear Shola Falls is situated about 1.5 km from the Kodai Lake. It can be reached by a picturesque ragged path. Silver Cascade is on the ghat road to Madurai 8 kms from Kodaikanal. The other falls are also within walking distance from the lake.
Dolphin's Nose in Dindigul
This is situated 8 kms from the Kodai Lake and is a highland with steep gorges on either side. The deep gorges below are awesome and dizzy.
The Perumal Peak in Dindigul
This peak is considered as a trekkers' paradise. It is situated about 11 kms from Kodaikanal. The height of this peak is 2400 metres. It takes a single day to reach there on foot. It is little strenuous as the path is quite bewitching and absorbing with beautiful sceneries all through. At a point called Neutral Saddle, the actual climb of the peak begins.
Berijam Lake in Dindigul
The Berijam Lake is situated beyond Pillar Rocks at a distance of 21 kms. It is the main supplier of drinking water to Periakulam town. It is a fine picnic spot as it possess picturesque scenery.
Kukkai Cave in Dindigul
It is situated about 40 kms from Kodaikanal. This is a natural cave and the earlier cavemen used to dwell here. It is a nice camping centre with plenty scope for trekking.
Shenbaganur Museum in Dindigul
This museum is devoted to the flora and fauna of the Dindigul hills. It is located about 5.5 kms from Kodaikanal. The Sacred Heart College, a seminary established in 1895 is running the museum here. One can also find some archaeological remains in this museum.
Orchidorium in Dindigul
This Orchidorium is also maintained by the Sacred Heart College. It is one of the best of its kind and contains about 300 species of orchids.
(Last Updated on : 19-04-2014)