Here is a story Lieutenant Ward, an Englishman, who climbed up from the Kunnavan village of Vellagavi to Kodaikanal in 1821 to survey the area on the hilly ranges of Palani. In 1834, the Madurai collector climbed the hill from Devadanapatti and built a small bungalow at the head of Adukkam pass near Shenbaganur. In 1836, Dr.Wite visited Kodaikanal and recorded his observations, and these were very useful to botanists later. In 1845, American Missionaries built the first two bungalows “Sunnyside” and “Shelton”. Later, six American families came up the hill and stayed for the first time in Kodaikanal. Following this, the British also built houses here. The hill station Kodaikanal was created to serve the needs of the British and Europeans in India. The 20th century saw elite Indians entering Kodaikanal to enjoy its charm and beauty and to harness its natural wealth for development.
Kodai Temple Stages of development. In 1875, the Indian railways extended its line from Chennai to Tirunelveli and a station was created at Ammaianayakkanur and this was later renamed Kodai Road, to provide a gateway to Kodaikanal. Tourists started their journey at Ammaianayakkanur Railway station upto Krishnamma Nayak Thope. This trek was undertaken to Kodaikanal, 18 kms distance away using horses and palanquins with coolies for assistance.
Today, the charm of Kodaikanal lies in its wooded slopes and gigantic trees, the mighty rocks, bowers, creeks and slopes captivate the visitors, the meadows, the long stretches of forests, beautiful spots and the flocks of sheep grazing on green pastures are a source of joy, delight and thrill to onlookers. The climb to the various jutting rocks at Kodai is rewarding. The arduous climb to the Pillar rocks to a height of 400 ft is a must for every visitor to this hill resort.
Price on Twin sharing basis
2 * HOTELS - THE YANI /similar USD 301/- each
3* HOTELS - LORASI SUNSET HOTEL/similar USD 311/- each
4* HOTELS - HARRIS SUNSET ROAD /similar USD 329/-each
5* HOTELS - GRAND MIRAGE RESORTS/similar USD 405/-each
***Minimum 02 Pax. ***Conditions Apply.****
VALIDITY: September 2014
•3 Nights Accommodation on Twin Sharing Basis.
•Return Airport Transfers on SIC Basis.
•Sightseeing as mentioned
•Additional meals other than in the itinerary
•Government service tax @3.09%
•Hotels/rates/itinerary subject to change as per availability at the time of confirmation of the tour.
•All fares & rates are as prevailing today Taxes are calculated as on 01.01.2014
•Porterage at airports and seaports, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, insurance and all items of personal nature, also food and drinks not forming part of the tour
•Standard check-in time: 14.00-15.00 hrs (all Hotels)
•Standard check-out time : 12.00 hrs
Contact: + 91 98462 35222 / 0487 2388363
Mountain Club is a premium property from EVM Group, one of Kerala\'s leading business houses. Started in 1935 as a small enterprise EVM Group has today grown into a conglomerate with diverse business interests including:
Cultivation and Selling of Hill products like Cardamom, Cashew and Lemon grass oil including its exports.
Supply of Natural Rubber and Rubber products to popular tyre manufacturing Companies of India including Rubber crumbing factories.
Entertainment Industry - More than 20 Movie houses spread in Kerala among which \'Kavitha\' at M.G. Road Ernakulam is undoubtly best in Kerala.
C&F Agent for TATA Tea & Coffee and Distribution of Reliance Petro Chemicals etc and Fleet owners of Trucks in the State.
Tourism Development through Three Star Hotels and Resorts like Hill view, West Wood, Silvertips, Grand Plaza in Munnar, Isola-Di-Cocco Beach resort at Poovar (TVM), which is tourist’s favorites, and Hotels at Adimali and Kothamangalam.
EVM Group is the dealer in Kerala for Volkswagen, Nissan, Honda and Polaris ATV Bikes.
The founder of our Group Mr. E.V Mathai passed away on October 1999, but his dreams are now carried on by his six sons who are committed to steer the group to greater heights.
Payyanur Sree Subramanya Swami Temple temple is one of the three most important \'Maha Subrahmanya\' temples in South India.It is a \'PALANI\' of kerala .Commonly known as Payyannur Perumal . Payyan is an appellation of Lord Subrahmanya and Ooru meaning the place. Thus Payyanur meaning the land of Lord Subrahmanya.