|View of Kodai town|
|Church opposite Coakers Walk entrance|
|Christmas tree at Bryant Park|
If there's one thing one cannot avoid in Kodai, it is the ubiquitous chocolate shops. They are everywhere, but that doesn't mean they are necessarily good. Don't immediately buy chocolate at the first shop you see, you will certainly see more.
And take heed: just because the shop looks clean and fancy, the chocolate may not be of the same quality. Tourist traps indeed.
Besides chocolate, there are many peanut stalls.
|Boating on the lake|
2) Astoria Veg- A relatively busy Indian restaurant. Fair quality food.
3) Cloud Street- On PT road, slightly further down than Tava. Fine European-cuisine food.
We stayed at Villa Retreat. It's a villa property blessed with a great location- next to Coakers Walk in the center of the town, walking distance from the lake. The lawn has great views of the area.
The rooms are OK- slightly small. The rate may include a car-and-driver tour of Kodai but some of the travel agents they hire may be dodgy- you may see yourself come back without seeing what you went out to.
Food at the hotel isn't very good, except for breakfast- which is fine.
Walking in the late evening around the centre is safe enough, even if it's deserted. If it's unlit, be careful of missing sidewalks, steps in the sidewalk and garbage. Some areas on the lakefront may be empty too even in the early evening, but it's still fine to walk around, and there may be an occasional police patrol.
At other times, walking is fine and many people walk around.
One Day in Kodaikanal
Visit some of the viewpoints such as Suicide Point and Coakers Walk in the morning. After lunch visit Bryant Park, take a round of the lake and spend the evening in the liveliest area around the lake, among the chocolate shops.
Last visit: Dec 2011
No of visits: 3
First visit: N/A