Telescope House Kodaikanal Entry Fee
- 20 per person
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Telescope House Kodaikanal Address: Kodaikanal, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, 624101, India
A refreshing break from the pressure of hectic day to day life is something we all look forward to. The hill station of Kodaikanal presents its tourists with mesmerising natural settings, refreshing and soothing environment, adventurous activities, luxurious accommodation facilities and umpteen numbers of tourist spots. One of the best examples of tourist spots in Kodaikanal is Telescope House. The Telescope is located at the northern tip of the Coaker's Walk. It was constructed so as to make it easier for tourists to have amazing view of the valley. An entrance fee is collected per head. Visitors get mesmerising view of the surrounding areas especially of Sothupparai Dam, Vaigai Dam, Periyakulam and Varaha River. The Kodaikanal Terrestrial Telescope has been constructed at an appropriate place and attracts hordes of tourists.
It is located at Coaker's Walk, constructed by Lt.Coaker in 1872 and is a 1-kilometre paved pedestrian path that runs along slopes on the southern side of Kodai. Telescope house offers tourist with the opportunity to have a breath taking view of the valley and other nearby towns.
Along with Telescope House, some of the other tourist spots are Berijam Lake, Coaker’s Walk, Kurinjiandavar Temple, Kodaikanal Lake, Green Valley View, Silent Valley View, Devil's Kitchen, Guna Caves, Pine Forest, Shanthi Valley, Silver Cascade, Telescope House, Kukal Cave and Shenbaganur Museum, etc. One can also go for activities like trekking on the diverse trekking routes of Kodaikanal. For lovers of shopping, you have places like Khadi Emporium, Handloom Co-operative Stores and Travancore Crafts Work and Government Sales Emporium. What makes Kodaikanal all the more special is its pleasant climate throughout the year. However, the best time to visit is from the months of April to June and from September to October.