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Coaker's Walk in Kodaikanal

·  Summer: March-May (20°C - 34°C)
·  Winter: November-January (8°C - 30°C)
   Monsoon: June-September 

Best time to visit: 

Opening Time: 07:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 07:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Nil

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 2
Children:  INR 2
Cameras:  INR 5
Video Camera:  INR 5
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  INR 2
Children:  INR 2
Cameras:  INR 5
Video Camera:  INR 5
Lt. Coaker designed the map of Kodaikanal and included an exciting walkway along Mount Nebo in the year 1872. Over all these years, this paved walkway called Coaker’s Walk has become a must-visit attraction of this beautiful hill station. About 1 km. in length, the walkway is simply admirable for offering splendid views of the plains below.

If you are lucky enough to visit the place on a clear day, you can relish the remarkable views of attractions like Dolphin’s Nose, Pambar River Valley and the holy city of Madurai. Broken Spectre is one stirring phenomenon, by which one can see his or her shadow on the clouds or mist, can also be experienced here.

A telescope has been installed at an observatory room (entry fee INR 3 per head) that allows close views of outstanding natural settings. Beautiful trees and flowers beds laid along the path add to the charming beauty and relaxing environment of the place.

Road: Coaker’s Walk is located towards the south of Kodai Road about 1 km. from Kodai Lake. One end is approachable near Van Allen Hospital while the walk ends at the main road. You can easily find the location of this leisure walk from any road of the hill station.

Railway: two closest railheads to Kodaikanal are Palani Railway Station (about 66 km. away) and Kodai Road Railway Station (about 80 km. away). Taxis are the best modes available at these stations for the road journey towards Kodaikanal.

Airway: Madurai Airport is about 134 km. away from this destination. From outside the airport, you can easily hire a taxi for the remaining road journey.