Monday, 4 March 2013

Kodaikkanal Hill Resorts Dindigul District Tamil Nadu

Kodaikanal is a city in the hills of the taluk division of the Dindigul district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Its name in the Tamil language means "The Gift of the Forest" Kodaikanal is referred to as the "Princess of Hill stations" and has a long history as a retreat and popular tourist destination Kodaikanal was established in 1845 as a refuge from the high temperatures and tropical diseases of the plains. Much of the local economy is based on the hospitality industry serving tourism


The earliest residents of Kodaikanal were the Palaiyar tribal people.. The earliest specific references to Kodaikanal and the Palani Hills are found in Tamil Sangam literature of the early Common era. Modern Kodaikanal was established by American Christian missionaries and British bureaucrats in 1845, as a refuge from the high temperatures and tropical diseases of the plains. In the 20th century a few elite Indians came to realise the value of this enchanting hill station and started relocating here.
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