Kodanadu View Point Timing & Entrance FeesForest 9:00 am to 6:00 pm 15 Tips
Timing: Mon-Fri: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sat-Sun: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Fees: No Fees
Camera Fees: No Fees
Things to do: Scenic Views, Thengumarada views
Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016
A good drive from ooty goes through the green carpet of Tea estates and the valley on the other side with settlements. The "supposed to be" Jayalalitha property" of estates is beautifully laid out. The roads in that estate is spotlessly clean as also the beautiful emerald like tea estates. The whole area is cordoned off in high-rise compound walls and gates.
The view point has an upper deck and a lower deck. One can have a lovely look of the hills and mountains, if you are lucky to have a clear day and the view was beautiful. Kotagiri itself is a lovely and unspoilt landscape and hence there are lot of places from where one can have a great view of the valley and greenery.
There are no hotels or restaurants there at the view point. Have a few tea shops nearby. Both the upper deck and the lower deck has only stairs and wheel chairs cannot be manouvered.
Kodanad View Point is around 18 Kms from Kotagiri. It is one of the smaller towns in the Nilgiri hills and is relatively unknown to outsiders. This beautiful place enjoys a climatic advantage over Ooty because it is protected by the Doddabetta mountain range from the onslaught of the south-west monsoon. Kodanad is one of the most scenic spots in the Nilgiris with scintillating 220 degree views, tall and dense pine forests, beautifully green tea estates and a pleasant nip in the air.
Another special thing about Kodanad is that it is the home of AIADMK chief and chief minister of Tamil Nadu, Ms. Jayalalithaa. Most of the tea estates area falls under her property. Kodanad is Jayalalithaa’s summer home and relaxing centre