Berijam Lake, Kodaikanal

Arguably the most beautiful lake in southern India, the Berijam Lake is one of the popular Kodaikanal Tourist Attractions.

Situated at a distance of 21 Kilometers from the heart of the city, the Berijam Lake was brought in front of the public eye by the European settlers. Originally a swamp, the area was cleared to discover the lake.

Surrounded by the lush green pine population, the Berijam Lake with its serene beauty has caught the imagination of artists, nature lovers and tourists.

The Berijam Lake near Kodaikanal acts as the main source of water for Periyakulam Town, close to Kodaikanal.

Kodaikanal Berijam Lake is a place to enjoy with lot of activities. Boating in the Berijam Lake is an unique experience.

Sailing around the crystalline water and watching the environs blessed with bluish green hills will please anyone. The water of the lake is the home to numerous known and unknown species of fish, making it a anglers heaven.

The way to Berijam Lake is an excellent trekking route. Walking down the slopes between the stretches of gigantic trees, the hike to Berijam Lake is an excellent one. However one have to careful as the forest is home to wild animals like bison and leopard.

It is advisable to walk in groups and not alone. With its raw natural beauty, the Berijam Lake has emerged as a popular tourist attraction in Kodaikanal.

Last Updated on : 05 May 2011