Kodanadu View Point Timing & Entrance Fees

Forest 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

Places nearbyCatherine Falls (24km), Nehru Park (18km), Pandian Park (20km), Sims Park (37km

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

15 Reviews and Tips

7/26/2019 12:13:14 AM

Clean and best view point in the nilgiris this should be rated as the best, as its well kept and not yet abused by too many visitors to this wonderful location.It has a good parking space.On the way you can get many scenic areas for photo session.We can see Tamil nadu and Karnataka border and water falls from there.

12/29/2017 2:50:58 AM

Kodanad viewpoint is an excellent place to visit in Kotagiri.More than the viewpoint, the ride to this place is great. It is situated about 40 km from Ooty, the roads are absolutely fantastic all the way and offer a mind-blowing view of the valley. You can stop and take lots of snaps along the road. Since this is far from Ooty, crowds are less even on weekends. So you can enjoy this place all on your own. It will take 1.5 hours to 2 hours to reach this place from Ooty.

8/24/2017 12:50:13 AM

Kodanad View Point, situated at the top of Kotagiri.The natural view of Kodanad is adorable. This place is really good.Less crowded place and you can buy nuts and dry fruits over there.

8/4/2017 1:08:26 AM

Kodanad View Point is a very calm place with less number of tourists. Driving from Kotagiri is very scenic and no traffic at all. The silence and breathtaking view of this place provide extreme calmness and peace to the mind. Nothing to do here except observing grandness of nature quietly.

2/17/2017 9:43:11 PM

The drive to kodanad viewpoint is excellent.You can enjoy a beautiful valley view from this viewpoint.You can also see the moyar valley along with rangaswamy pillar.This place often covered by mist. We spotted elephants in the forest below while our visit and really enjoyed a lot.

2/10/2017 12:37:22 AM

The drive to the Kodanad view point itself is breathtaking. After you reach the top, the view of the valley is scenic. From the top, you can see the Moyar river and Rangaswamy pillar. Most of the time the view is covered with mist. If you are lucky you can spot an elephant in the forest below.

1/25/2017 12:26:39 AM

Kodanadu is a wonderful viewpoint.One can view the entire area in this. It is a lovely and remote place for couples too. Even children will also enjoy the sight. Viewing clouds surrounded hills is really amazing.

10/12/2016 12:14:28 AM

The drive through tea estates to reach the view point is beautiful. After you reach the viewpoint you can get the great views of Bhavani River and mist covered mountains. There are no many hotels on the way. Good place for photography and nature lovers.

8/31/2016 2:22:50 AM

Kodanad view point is 15-18 km from Kotagiri, the drive to this spot itself scenic. Most of the times the spots is covered with the cloud which itself gives a great experience. The scenic view of this place is just eye catching. One of the best tourist spot to visit in Kotagiri.

8/1/2016 2:10:04 AM

One of the highlight spots in Kotagiri is Kodanad viewpoint. The drive to this place through the tea estates and mist will be mesmerizing. There is a small canteen at the view point. Parking is chargeable. Most of the time it remains uncrowded. Due to the uncrowded, you can spend a couple of hours in this viewpoint.

7/20/2016 11:20:57 PM

Kodanadu view point offers a unique view.One can view better if the telescope is installed at this place.The ride to this view point gives an excellent experience and breathtaking views throughout the journey. For nature lovers and photography lovers, it is the must visit place in Kotagiri.

3/24/2016 2:07:42 AM

One of the best tourist spot in Kotagiri. The spot which is fully surrounded by mountains,valleys,ridges, hills, waterfalls.Near to the entrance of this viewpoint , there is a small canteen where you get tea and snacks for refreshments. The parking area is there.

1/19/2016 11:17:49 PM

Kodanad view point is about 18 km from Kotagiri.There is a viewing tower from where you can see the wonderful view of the hills and plains.Every time the hills and plains get conceal in the clouds/mist and then it re-appears which give delight to our eyes. Due to the location, it is also known as Terminus country.One small canteen is available at that place.

11/25/2015 11:02:15 PM

Kodanad view point is a must visit places for tourists.You can view the Moyar river flowing, Karnataka-Tamil Nadu state border and you can also witness the point where Western and Eastern Ghats meet.You can enjoy the views of Rangaswamy peak.There is watch tower to view this Rangaswamy peak and Pillar.It is recommended to visit this view point at the bright sun day because you can not get a clear picture in a misty day.

10/23/2015 12:39:50 AM

Kodanadu View point is one of the spectacular places in Nilgiri Mountains.It offers much superior views when compared to Doddabetta view point.You can see the Moyar river flowing, Karnataka Tamil Nadu state borderand, the point where Western and Eastern ghats meet and you can also enjoy the view of Rangaswamy peak.Visit during bright sun time because due to misty climate you cannot get clear views at evening.It is a must see place for Nature Lovers.There is no restaurants available in and around of this place.The drive from Kotagiri to this view point is excellent and offers good views ,on the way to this view point you can spot Tea Estate which belongs to Chief Minister of Tamilnadu.

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