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About Boat Ride at Kodaikanal Lake

Located right in the heart of the city, the Kodai Lake is one of the most prestigious and popular tourist spots of Kodaikanal. A boat ride at the Kodaikanal Lake is a serene experience surrounded by the unspoilt beauty of Kodaikanal. There is a boat club, a boathouse as well as a boat service available next to the lake. Over the years, the lake has become especially loved for the boating facilities available here. Different kind of boats like rowing boats, pedalling boats as well as public ferries are available for tourists at very affordable rates. Not only this, there are also special ‘honeymoon boats’ for newlyweds. The summer season witnesses the unfolding of the Flower Show and Boat Pageant, which is greatly admired by tourists.

Historical Context: Kodaikanal Lake is an artificial lake created in 1863 with a great contribution from Sir Vere Henry Levinge, the then collector of Madurai. It is also known as Kodai Lake. Slowly, the lake became a landmark of great aesthetic value for the tourists, and people started various activities like boating, horse riding, and bicycle riding here.
Pro Tip: It is best to reach the Kodai Lake on foot.

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  • Cost Category Economy
  • Activity For Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Entry Fee 40 INR

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