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Kodaikanal Lake

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Address: Kodaikanal Road, Kodaikanal, India
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Its a lake sorrounded by shops. Lots of shops there to shopping. Nice boating in the lake, lake is located nearby bus stand. You can take a cycle ride its very cheap.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Its a lake sorrounded by shops. Lots of shops there to shopping. Nice boating in the lake, lake is located nearby bus stand. You can take a cycle ride its very cheap.

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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Too crowded, but the lake itself is clean. Surrounding areas are crowded, and not so clean. The boar ride is a decent one, you can enjoy the sight and spot some ducks too!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I would recommend to take a cycle and take turns around Lake rather than boating as its much more fun thing to do. View is really good and enjoyable more when weather is quite chilly.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Kodaikanal Lake is in the center of the town - it has a 5 km perimeter and the town authorities have obviously taken a great deal of effort to keep the walkway clean - it is great to walk around the lake late afternoon/ early evening. One can also take cycles on rent or go boating on the lake.... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Absolutely loved boating in the lake.. the lake is big..we took half an hour peddle boat ride...which we absolutely enjoyed... Serene midst of nature...Must visit

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We can hire a boat for one hour here and view of Kodaikanal during the ride was amazing.Its stopped when its raining so avoid such time.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely stroll around the lake, was nice to meet locals and enjoy the sun. The boats looked like a lot of fun too. I bought some homemade chocolate from a local shop and nibbled on that as I looked around the area - it was lovely!

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Lucknow, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kodaikanal is off course famous for its lake but due to apathy of agencies who are meant for its conservation the lake is shrinking and water was dirty green. But still we enjoyed our 20 MN off ride. From a hill top the lake looks like map of India and it's just awesome.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kodak lake is nice where u can go for peddle boating or normal boating. Nice to spend time in the evening.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place to spend some quality time alone or with our loved one's Don't forget to take a boat ride, especially during evening time it'll be more fun.

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