January 19, 2015

Coaker's Walk - Kodaikanal

Site Name: Coaker's Walk
Site Type: Hill station, Pathway, View point
Location:  Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu state, India
Highlights: One of the most important travel destinations of Kodaikanal
Nearest Railway Station: Kodai Road - around 80 kms
Nearest Airport: Madurai - around 120 kms 
How to reach: Well connected by road from Dindigul and Madurai
Hotel: A lot of options are available in Kodaikanal and Dindigul
Restaurants: All options - vegetarian and non vegetarian; North Indian, Chinese, South Indian, etc. in Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal is one of the most popular summer destinations of India. Thousands and thousands of travelers visit this popular hillstation named as 'Princess of hillstations'. It is located near Dindigul in Tamil Nadu state of India. After Ooty, it is the most visited hill resorts in Tamil Nadu state. 

Unlike the other hillstations where only viewpoints are present, this extraordinary hill resort has a lot of place of interest for tourists such as viewpoints, waterfalls, forests, trekking routes, temples and heritage spots. Let us explore one of the most important travel destinations of Kodaikanal, Coaker's Walk.

What is Coaker's Walk? It is not an ordinary pathway that you find in other cities. It is an one km long pedestrian path that runs along the edge of steep slopes. It is located near Bryant Park at the heart of Kodaikanal. It gives a spectacular views of the plains, nearby hills and valley of Pambar river. On a clear day, one could even get a distant sight of Madurai and Periyakulam. As the path was constructed by Lt. Coaker in 1872 CE, the place was named after him.

If you are very lucky, you can even experience the sight of Brachem Spectre here. You don't know what is Brachem Spectre? :-) Go and Google to find out yourself. 

Why are you waiting? Go and enjoy Kodaikanal. Walk along the one km stretch of Coaker's Walk; have fresh carrot and ice creams from the vendors in the pathway; enjoy the spectacular view on the other side. Share your photographs with your friends. I am sure they would agree if you claim that you had visited Europe and not a place in India.

Happy travelling.

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