We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Kodaikanal Lake

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Kodaikanal Road, Kodaikanal, India
Phone Number: 9442828366
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 2,046 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 751
    Excellent
  • 950
    Very good
  • 276
    Average
  • 41
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
A big round

The lake is the heart of kodaikanal . Around the lake have types of shops.there I use to buy a lot of things and natural home made chocolates. And atmosphere in kodai and the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Mushthaq
via mobile

Similar Things to Do in Kodaikanal

Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

2,046 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 2,028: English reviews
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The lake is the heart of kodaikanal . Around the lake have types of shops.there I use to buy a lot of things and natural home made chocolates. And atmosphere in kodai and the beauty of lake was a memorable experience. And the boating in the lake was really enjoyable.

Helpful?
Thank Mushthaq
Boston
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Lake has been maintained well , the boating in the lake has been good . The climate has been nice .

Helpful?
Thank ajsrinivas
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went kodaikanal on yesterday with my friends.I m visiting many places like botanical garden,View point etc...but I m only impressed this lake.because in the middle of the lake there r lotz of birds and flowers are there.wen we go to boating the birds d flowers all these kind of impressions around us.Such a beautiful place i m visiting this... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gopinath G
Muscat, Oman
Level Contributor
37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Kodaikanal lake have boating facility which you can avail. There are many lawn around for the tourist to sit and enjoy the weather. There are many local shops selling local items.

Helpful?
Thank Sc0rpionGal
Mumbai, India
Level Contributor
31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The lake is clean, but very overrated, as there is just a small boat house and nothing else to pass one's time

Helpful?
Thank sbrrao
Chennai, India
Level Contributor
23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went as a couple and enjoyed boating and cycling around the lake. There are pedal boats , rowing boats and shikara type boats . The lake is man made which is quite large in area and almost 60 feet deep. Though the lake is beautiful , it is not maintained well and has lot of unwanted plants spreading across... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kamal A
Chennai, India
Level Contributor
82 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There is no doubt it is one of the best lake in the Hill station and it is really big one and the people who go for walking and cycling will vouch this. Absolutely this lake is one of the Good entertainment for all ages of people. The one who is going for early walking are really lucky one and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ramamurthy S
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A must visit just enjoy d view in this peaceful boat ride n it relaxes every tensed muscle n tissue in our body. Its a very beautiful place n wen u sit on d green grasslawn at d borders n view d scene its life time memory to take back home with U. Lots of shopping stalls, food stalls, horse... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lily D
Bengaluru, India
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One should definitely take a walk around this lake early morning around 6pm and cherish the beauty of sunrise here

Helpful?
Thank lakshmi2016
Hyderabad, India
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Kodaikanal is a serene, beautiful place. The chill in the air, the vivid landscape and the amazing skyline stay with you long after your trip. The lake is so profoundly blue that the scenic view looks nothing less than a painting. There are a lot of activities to keep you occupied. The lake offers boating which is a wonderful experience... More 

Helpful?
Thank ditimittal94

Travellers who viewed Kodaikanal Lake also viewed

Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
 
Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
 

Been to Kodaikanal Lake? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Kodaikanal Lake and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Kodaikanal Lake staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?