When I had planned to visit Kodaikanal, I had envisioned a quiet serene place where the most strenuous activity would involve merely chewing my food. But I was certainly off track, as I realized from the numerous tracks … and trails and forests and lakes and churches and temples and quaint villages and … I see that you are catching on fast 😀
As I mentioned before, my year began with the Tamara Coorg where I broke my record of climbing my ‘Highest mountain ever’, namely the Balliyatre ridge at 5800 ft above Mean Sea Level (msl). Of course in the interests of verity, I need to repeat that I have climbed a total of two and a half mountains in my life or maybe a couple more in the course of this year :-D, in case I am giving you the impression of being a world class climber. And also please note that I did not actually climb from msl but from a much higher level :-D.
The Tamara Kodai helped me to further that number with a trek that put me atop a hill at 7000 ft above msl, with a slightly more strenuous trail to conquer, through the Shola forests. Of course they told me that it was the easiest of the various trails that they have curated.
Kodai is a charming and enchanting hill station, with its undulating landscape and evergreen forests that are in a permanent relationship with the mists that flirt with them.
Apart from being a place where one can opt for total for rest and relaxation, its terrain and history also offer a variety of activities for adventure, nature and heritage lovers.
So clamber along with me and let us allow the Tamara Kodai to lead us on our exploration of whatever we can pack into a span of 2 days, which as you will discover, is too short a duration to cover all that is of interest.