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A verdant oasis is what the quaint hill station of Kodaikanal or Kodai as it is more popularly known is all about. This hill station situated at an altitude of about 2,133 meters high in the Palani Hills, is often referred to as the Princess of the Hill stations and one needs to make a trip down there to realize why is it so. The reason being that unlike other hill stations like Shimla, Ooty, Mussoorie etc. where the adverse effects of tourism is now becoming evident, Kodaikanal still retains its charm in its pristine surroundings, lush landscape, amazing scenery and yes the foamy mist.
Kodaikanal is among the few hill stations in India that were not developed by the British. It was set up as a sanatorium in 1845 by the American Madura Mission. The starfish-shaped lake is the ne + more about Kodaikanal