The Kodaikanal Lake is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Tamil Nadu. This star-shaped artificial lake is located at an elevation of 2285 meters above sea-level. Kodai Lake was constructed way back in 1863 by Sir Vere Hentry Levinge, the collector of Madurai. He moved to Kodaikanal after his retirement and decided to build this lake on an abandoned marshy land. Currently, activities like fishing and boating can be done here.
The star-shaped lake is centrally located in Kodaikanal and is surrounded by the rich green Palani Hills Range the main watershed for the lake. The lake is situated at an elevation of 2285m above sea level and has an average depth of 3.0m. The lake is at a distance of 3 km from the Kodai Bus stand