February 20, 2015

Kodaikanal Suicide Point a.k.a. Green Valley

Site Name: Green Valley (formerly called as Suicide Point)
Site Type: Hill station, View Point
Location: Near Golf Course, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu state, India
Highlights: An important view-point in Kodaikanal
Nearest Railway Station: Kodai Road 
Nearest Airport: Madurai 
How to reach: Well connected by road from Kodaikanal town
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. There are many interesting tourist attractions in Kodaikanal. Green Valley is one among those destinations. Let us explore that place in this article. 

Green Valley is one of the popular view points in Kodaikanal. It is located at a distance of around 5 kms from Kodai Lake. It is situate very near to the popular Golf Club of Kodaikanal. In those days, this site was infamously famous for those who wanted to commit suicide. Hence, the site was formerly called as Suicide Point. Noone commits suicide in this site nowadays thanks to the fences erected. 

The staircase leading to this site is full of shops selling local made herbs, ornaments, chocolates and other items. The site offers a very good view of valleys, plains and Vaigai Dam. If you are carrying fruits or flowers, be careful; there are hundreds of monkeys found in this site.

Happy travelling. 

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