Saturday, August 24, 2013

Vattakanal Falls Grand Attraction of Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal interpreted as gift of the forests in local language is the alluring and picturesque hill station tucked on a great height in the Western Ghats. It is also one of the most preferred places in Tamilnadu district for honeymoon couples and nature lovers. There are many activities to be enjoyed like boating, trekking, horse riding and cycling at this incredible location in the Palani hills. Vattakanal falls, Tamilnadu is one of the ace cards of tourist attractions of this state. Photos of vattakanal falls, Kodaikanal will give you a basic idea about its beauty and serenity.
vattakanal falls in kodaikanal
Kodai offers a list of vibrant sight seeing locations spread around its vicinity including lakes, temples, parks, museums, and some of the exclusive waterfalls like bear shola falls and vattakanal falls. Vattakanal is a cute village located near Kodaikanal with salubrious climate throughout the year. Surrounded with trees, orchards and green meadows this less populated village is the strategic point for tourists coming here to explore sight seeing hot spots like Silent valley and Dolphins Nose. It is the best place for picnickers, who arrive here for a day’s picnic from Bangalore and nearby cities. One of the topmost attractions of Kodaikanal is the vattakanal falls which is a panorama of flashing water cascading over the slopes of the mountains. While coming from the Dolphins nose one can absorb the beauty of the falls. Waterfalls of Kodai are supposed are in full swing during monsoons. So for absorbing the beauty of vattakanal falls in kodaikanal one has to visit it during mid monsoon. During monsoon this region becomes a green pasture with panoramic views of the hill slopes and the various shades of green keep on changing from one place to another. vattakanal falls photos, provide an idea of how splendid the fall looks during monsoon.
vattakanal falls kodaikanal
 The beauty of Kodaikanal can be observed in every aspect of this hill station and even the accommodation types are also unique at this destination. There are a few Hotels near Vattakanal falls, which are located in tranquil locations offering best experience of staying in the lap of nature.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Celebrating Mother Salette Festival In Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal is highly popular among tourists as an enchanting hill station located in Palani Hills of Southern India. Among its important characteristics is a rich Christian culture that stands apart even today. For the Christian population in this region, the Mother Salette festival is of great significance, especially due to a unique carnival which is held on this occasion. This festival is celebrated for nine days, which culminates in the carnival.
La Salette Church
The foundation of Mother Salette Church was laid on 28th of February, 1865. Construction of this church began in the same year on 17th of March, with the blessings of Father Saint Ceer. In the following year on last Sunday of May, this church was dedicated by Keanos and the first pilgrimage site for Mother Salette was established. From that day onwards, a festival was held every year on the last Sunday of May to celebrate this event. Following complaints from the British about disturbances caused by huge crowds, it was decided that the festival would be celebrated in the month of August instead of May. The Mother Salette festival Kodaikanal tourists witness on 14th and 15th of August every year is the result of a decision that was taken in 1904 to change the dates of celebration. Two days of festivities and the grand carnival attracts plenty of tourists to this region. People come from distant places to be a part of the celebrations irrespective of their caste or religion.
La Salette Church,Kodaikanal
A visit to Kodaikanal during these celebrations would be a great opportunity for tourists to visit all the popular attractions of this hill station and participate in Mother Salette festival Tamil Nadu tourism offers for travellers. Resorts in Kodaikanal would enable them to have a comfortable stay while enjoying a pleasant vacation in this region.