Wednesday, January 12, 2011


DOLPHIN NOSE - A name that seems to be cute for listening, but glimpses of beautiful yet dangerous valley from that point can be quite unnerving. It is a huge rock extrapolating itself from an overhanging cliff which offers most breathtaking views as well as deep abyss below. It got the name from the resemblance of dolphin structure - a unique rock jutting out of the face of the hillside. If you are an adventure buff and a nature lover, this place has everything to offer. We took a 2 KM walk out of which the first half was on pave with pretty views of pear orchards and deep valleys amused on our left. The later one was treacherously steep and slippery(if drizzles) to say the least. Before starting from here you would be blewed out to see the guys finished their trek beneath, sweating all over struggling to put one foot followed by another. The task of descending down the slopes doesn't impacted much since we are desperate to see DOLPHIN NOSE. Its an enthralling experience to stand on the edge of the rock. I was scared to get that experience but my pals dared for that. We are left with the massive task of climbing all the way up. Somehow we managed to drag ourselves out of that huge task after having several pit stops in between. Thanks to our stamina levels.

You can have a look at my write up on KODAI LAKE and total KODAIKANAL - A NATURE LOVER'S PARADISE.

Friday, January 7, 2011


Coaker’s walk - a famous attraction of Kodaikanal, a narrow pedestrian path of about one KM. It always interest everyone since passing through this stretch will offer extraordinary pleasure with the scenic beauty of hills. This winding trail offers panoramic view of deep valleys that brings joy to the tourists. Its really magical to see the clouds playing hide&seek and the sense of cold breeze while a shawl of mist covering you. There is a telescope house at the end of the path which offers a close watch of the nearby places. The best exploring time of coakers walk is until mid afternoon. If you are lucky enough, you could witness the rare fascinating phenomenon called `Brachem Spectre’. With this phenomenon, one can catch an awesome sight of his own shadow reflected on a cloud when sun is exactly behind him. This is truely a rare event because the probability of witnessing it is pretty much low due to swirling mists. In 1872, Coaker’s walk is named after Lt. Coaker, who prepared the map of Kodaikanal. Overall a walk amidst the scenic beauty enjoying a bite of fresh carrots leaves you simple pleasure.

You can have a look at my write up on KODAI LAKE and total KODAIKANAL - A NATURE LOVER'S PARADISE.