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“Berijam Lake and its un-populated vistas” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Berijam Lake

Ranked #2 of 36 things to do in Kodaikanal
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Chennai/Pitt/Hartford/Startford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Berijam Lake and its un-populated vistas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2011

The Berijam lake can be visited with a government issued pass and they claim to have a daily limit. We outsourced the whole thing to the resort folks who arranged us a great local driver who was around 50 and he was amazing as he had the keys to give us the various viewpoints of the lake - different angles where there were no masses. Initially we went to the lake, walked till the dipping point and posed for photographs, there was crowds coming in, so we climbed the little hillock where Lord Murugan's deity was there. Then our driver took us to places on the side of the road where yearly campers stay. These camps were empty abutting the lake and it was beautiful from these camps - the views of the lake, the overlooking ranges and the colours of the water, and the sounds of nature. I would rate the trip as one of my best trips and compare it with the calmness I had experienced while trekking up to Gomukh. The driver taught my kids to make wild bouquets of wild plants, flowers and it was a lot of fun. The secret sauce of enjoying the trip is to hire a driver who is familiar with this place and request him to take you to those spots which are near to the road but isolated from public eye. These spots exist throughout the driveway from the entrance to end of the Berijam lake's roadway.

Visited April 2011
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“Not only the lake - but a wonderful forest and natuer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2011

Not only the lake is worth to visit but the majestic and wunderful Berijam forest area. According to the weather situation you can have fantastic views - or a really magic atmosphere with clouds and mist among the trees and changing situation very quickly. For me one of the highlights of nature in South India.

Visited February 2011
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“school outing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2004

Frankly it was ages ago, in the mid 70's. We drove from our swedish school in Kodaikanal along a plateau road in bushy and rather peaceful terrain.
The lake isn´t exactly majestic, but there aren´t too many lakes in southern India. The lake is surrounded by gentle slopes and the water is cool and clean. At least it still should be as it is situated at an high altitude and in a virtually unpopulated area.

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