With 10+ tourist spots, breathtaking views, dense forests, sparkling falls & forever blooming flowers, Kodaikanal is rightly called the princess of the hill stations.
Situated in the lap of Palani hills, Kodaikanal is one of the finest hill stations we have. As you drive towards Kodai, the landscape changes gradually with glimpses of Eucalyptus trees against the backdrop of Pine trees. Temperature falls down degree by degree & even before you realise, your hands start searching for a jacket. Cross the hairpin bends & in half an hour, you are in the hill station brimming with honeymoon couples.
Whenever we visit a place, we do extensive research to identify the top tourist attractions so that we breathe in the place as much as we can. One such place in Kodai that starkly stood out for me was the wonder with bright, golden strokes in green, popularly known as the ‘Pine forests’.
I am not an avid nature lover. To tell you the truth, the mere thought of insects & creatures found in the wild, creep the traveller out of me. That said, the Pine forests of Kodai are mesmerizing. Straight out of the paintings adorning the walls of Living rooms, the Pine forests are beautiful & rhythmic in their own way. Of course, you have to be there to experience that.
What’s so special about the Pine forest?
Secure a spot & stand there listening to the tunes not audible to naked ears. Find a place & sit there silently & experience the pure flow of words forming the story that you had in mind for long. Click pictures from different angles & witness your simple camera doing magic.
The sound! There is an absolute silence in the forests, all the more if you are the only one visiting there, yet you hear some music. Secure a spot & stand there listening to the tunes not audible to naked ears. Find a place & sit there silently & experience the pure flow of words forming the story that you had in mind for long. Click pictures from different angles & witness your simple camera doing magic. The Pine forests are beautiful & inspirational. Get your book, pack your musical instrument, grab your camera & book the ticket to Kodai.
Who would like the Pine forests?
An artist! An artist would like the forests for all the reasons mentioned above. A solo traveller would like the forest because of the feel of the place. Couples would love it because of the beautiful pictures they can click.
Selfie tip: Stand anywhere against the trees and click pictures. Place is best suited for couple selfies though.