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Time Required : 1-2 hrs

Entry Fee : INR 10,
Camera: INR 30,
Telescope House: INR 20

Timings : 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Coakers Walk, Kodaikanal Overview

Coakers Walk is a beautiful man-made one-kilometre-long walking plaza built on the mountains in the mesmerizing city of Kodaikanal, which is situated in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The lovely path of Coakers Walk that curves by the edge of the gorgeous mountain have been constructed mainly for visitors to get a glimpse of Paradise on Earth. It is a preferred location for morning and evening walks, and admirers of nature visit the location often to capture the wonderful lush green valleys and the hills of Kodaikanal. One can also choose to ride a bicycle to explore the scenic location. The sight is breathtakingly beautiful, and it almost makes one feel like they are walking in the clouds.

The Coakers Walk was constructed in 1872, by Lieutenant Coaker. It is about half a kilometre away from the Kodaikanal Lake and is constructed on the steep slope of the mountains. The walk begins near Van Allen Hospital and joins the main road above St. Peter's Church. The pathway is fenced by the edge of the mountain for the safety of the visitors.

At the south-east of the Coakers Walk lies the valley of River Pambar and to the South lie the Dolphin's nose and the City of Madurai. The region has pleasant to cold weather most of the times and is frequented by people of all age groups. It's a favourite location for activities like sightseeing, photography and cycling. A walk here is a unique experience in itself and should be on your list of attractions to visit in Kodaikanal.

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Coakers Walk is about 2133 metres above sea level; hence the weather is pleasant most of the year. It is a man-made pedestrian walk famous for its scenery. During summers, i.e. between March and May, the temperature level hovers around 20 degrees Celcius and during winters the temperature wavers between 8 degrees Celcius to 17 degrees Celcius.

Kodaikanal is famous Horse Riding, Trekking, Boating and for its flora and fauna. A species of flower, Kurinji flower, blooms once every 12 months and this species of flowering plant is found only in the lush greenery of this region. The Telescope House at the end of Coakers Walk allows visitors to get a fabulous view of the valley in all its splendour.

Things To Do Around Coakers Walk

Shopping: The Kurinji Mini Super Market if quite famous in the region for essentials, gifts and souvenirs.

Cycling around the Kodaikanal Lake: Cycling is one of the best ways to explore the location as it is cost effective and doesn't cause pollution. It costs INR 30 per hour for adults and INR 20 per hour for children.

Horse Riding at Kodaikanal Lake: Horse riding is quite popular in the region and is a fabulous way to explore the region.

Kodaikanal Yoga Centre: Soothe your nerves with a quiet session of Yoga in the serene atmosphere by the Kodai Lake.

Boating at the Kodai Lake: A mesmerizing boat ride is worth experiencing in the pleasant weather conditions of Kodaikanal.

Best Time To Visit Coakers Walk

The best time to visit Coakers Walk is during summers i.e. between March and May as the weather is pleasant, less foggy and less cloudy allowing everyone to enjoy the fascinating view.

Tips For Visiting Coakers Walk

1. There are some street food vendors selling snacks. Do try the masala mango strips and bhel.
2. Photography enthusiasts can capture still pictures or videos of the scenic beauty of the location.
3. Lockers and Storage Facilities are provided.
4. Carry woollens and jackets as it could get windy and cold.
5. Public toilets are available here but are not very well maintained.

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Nachiappan Vellayan 5 months ago
they charge entrance ticket at Rs.20 per person and Rs.30 for camera cell phones and cheat the public. be careful. the ticket price is not displayed at the entrance. so the persons standing in the ticket counter cheat the public. share this information to all going to kodaikanal.
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