Agriculture in Kodaikanal

Although Kodaikanal is mostly dependent on the tourism industry, Agriculture in Kodaikanal holds an important part in the city's economy.

The agricultural products earn a substantial amount of revenue for the city. The lovely hill station with paradisaical landscapes enjoy a weather that is suitable for growing coffee, which is a major export product.

Apart from its rich coffee plantations, agriculture in Kodaikanal involves cultivation of various fruits and vegetables. Kodaikanal is well known for its fruit orchards. In the orchards of Kodaikanal, fruits like pears, peaches, grapes, plums etc. are grown in abundance. Kodaikanal is one of the largest producers of potatoes in the state. The fruits and vegetables grown in Kodaikanal are in great demand for their freshness and high quality.

Various medicinal flowers are also grown in the area. Some beautiful flowers like Madonna, Datura, Dahila, Lilly and many others are sold in the markets, all around the state. The Kodaikanal area is rich with trees like pine, eucalyptus, wattles, deodars and many unknown plants.

Last Updated on : 05 May 2011