A place to romance in the hills, a destination to awake the adventurer in you, a track that every trekker aspires to take, and a paradise for wildlife lovers and birdwatchers – this is Kodaikanal. Situated around 2,133 meters above sea level, Kodaikanal is a hill station near Palani in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is widely recognised as the perfect destination for family vacations and is often referred to as: “The princess of hill stations”. Its name means “The gift of the forest”, and it is a natural habitat for many exotic species of birds and animals. The list of places to visit in Kodaikanal offers an abundance of spots that give you the feeling of being in heaven. One such sublime spot is Kurangani Peak.
Kurangani Peak- An Introduction
The sightseeing in Kodaikanal is completed only after visiting the Kurangani Peak, which is snuggled on the crest of the Western Ghats. It is a nature lover’s bliss although not as popular as other hill stations such as Kodaikanal or Ooty in Tamil Nadu. With its falls, caverns and rock fissures, varied wildlife, tea, coffee and cardamom plantations, Kurangani, spotted with isolated tribal villages, is a heavenly abode for explorers. Experience the quickly changing weather and resilient winds that blow at the top. It has numerous trekking trails, and some of the best places to visit are Meeshapulimala, Rhodo Valley, and Top Station.
Why Is Kurangani known as a Bird Watchers’ Paradise?
Kurangani is also known as a paradise for Bird Watchers’ as it is a habitat for a variety of bird species. Some bird species that you can see here include Black-headed Oriole, Black-naped Monarch, Great Indian Hornbill, Pompadour Green Pigeon, Malabar Grey Hornbill, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Malabar Trogon, Malabar Whistling Thrush, Yellow-browed Bulbul, Painted Bush Quail, Racket-tailed Drongo, Mountain Imperial Pigeon, Scarlet Minivet, White-Bellied Treepie, and many others. Your camera won’t stop clicking once you arrive!
Where to Stay in Kodaikanal?
Most Kodaikanal resorts arrange short trips to Kurangani, but you should choose your resorts wisely. A Club Mahindra Membership is your key to stay at the best ones when in Kodaikanal. Club Mahindra resorts have comfortable and spacious rooms equipped with modern day amenities. The in-house restaurants serve mouth-watering local cuisines of Tamil Nadu. Club Mahindra Reviews always have positive words for the Kodaikanal resorts as the management and the housekeeping staff make all attempts to make your stay comfortable. The best part about staying at Club Mahindra resorts is that the resort management teams keep organizing several holiday activities to enjoy with your family, and this makes your vacations memorable.