kms from the lake, a famous shrine dedicated to Lord Muruga.
This temple is associated with the Kuriniji flowers which
carpet at hill sides blooms once in 12 years. Also Kurinji
means hill region in Tamil literature. Andavar means God.
Hence Lord Muruga is referred as God of Hill here.
ideal picnic spot 1.6-km from bus stand and within 2 Kms
of the lake, where once bears came to drink water. Cross
the lake bund, pass the Telephone exchange on your right,
and at the junction take the lower road past clifton Hotel.
The approach is rugged hill path. The falls are at the best
in rainy season.
reach Dolphins nose at a distance of 8 kms from the bus stand,
one has to follow the route specified here. A flat rock projects
over an awful chesm of 6600 feet deep, this is Dolphins nose.
On the way, beautiful views of plains and steepy rocky eascarpeints
called rolling hills can be seen.
cheek by jowl with the Kodaikanal School is the Lutheran
Church - a Gothic stone building with stained glass windows
and modern paintings and batiks portraying scenes from the
life of Christ. Nearby is an even more famous church - Christ
the King Church.