Hello from Kodaikanal, the Princess of Hill stations in Tamil Nadu! I am having a wonderful time with my family here. We are staying in a charming bungalow near Coakers walk, which has six rooms and a lot of vintage decor. The bungalow has a stunning view of the hills and valleys. The weather is ideal, not too hot or cold. Today we went to see some of the attractions in Kodaikanal.
The first one was the Church for Our Lady of La Salette, which was built in 1866 and is one of the oldest churches in Kodaikanal. The church is nestled in nature and has a serene atmosphere. Then we went to Dolphin’s nose, a picturesque spot that offers a dramatic view of the valley below and the mountains around. To get there, we had to trek downhill for about two kilometres from Vattakanal, a small hamlet. The trek was fun and challenging, with rocks and dirt on the slope. The roots of the tall trees helped us to keep our balance. We were tired and hungry when we got to the spot, so we took a van for the uphill ride. The ride was meant for the villagers who travel further down to about 8 kms from Dolphin’s nose, but it was worth Rs 100 per seat. I enjoyed the downhill trek more than the view from the spot. There were juice shops and eateries along the way. We had a tasty lunch at Altaf’s Cafe, which served middle eastern cuisine. Our last stop was the Vattakanal falls.
Kodaikanal has less sightseeing spots than Ooty and Coonoor, but Dolphin’s nose was a nice option. However, it may not be for everyone, especially the elderly or those who have trouble walking on steep paths. I liked the trek and the view, but I was also happy to go back to our cozy bungalow.
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