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#2 of 20 Places to Visit in Kodaikanal
Distance (From Kodaikanal Bus Station): 0.5 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Place Location: Near Van Allen Hospital
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto / Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 0.5 km from Kodaikanal Bus Station, Coaker's Walk is a paved path situated in Kodaikanal. It is one of the most scenic places to visit in Kodai.
Constructed by Lt. Coaker in 1872, Coaker's Walk is a 1-kilometer paved pedestrian path along the edge of steep slopes on the southern side of Kodai town. It is one of the must-visit places as part of Kodai packages. The path, winding around Mount Nebo, starts in front of the Van Allen hospital, running parallel to the Van Allen Hospital Road, and joins the main road beside St.Peter's Church, providing a stunning panoramic view of the valleys and plains. On a clear day, one can view as far as Dolphin's Nose, the valley of the Pambar River, Periyakulam town, and even the city of Madurai.
The evening is the best time to experience the beauty of this place when the mystic clouds slowly cover the mountains. The walkway is very well maintained and it's a great spot for photography. One side of the walkway is occupied by majestic houses built during the colonial period.
Timings: 7 AM - 7 PM
Entry: Rs. 10 for Person, Rs. 30 for Camera, & Rs. 20 for Telescope House