Berijam Lake is a scenic freshwater reservoir that is hidden amidst dense forests near the beautiful hill station of Kodaikanal. It is situated in the upper Palani Hills, at the original location of Fort Hamilton. The total surface area of this water body is approximately 59 acres. This lake was created by a dam, which forms an integral part of a project related to micro-watershed development. The water of this lake is pure and potable, which is why it is sourced to Periyakulam – a small town in the valley that lies below Kodaikanal. .

A small hut named Fort Hamilton was thus built here, which served as a military outpost. It was in 1867 that the lake and the dam were formed after the Collector of Madurai donated a part of his retirement fund for the task.

Resident and water birds can be seen flocking around Berijam Lake, which also has an impressive population of varied fish species. Owing to its impressive biodiversity, efforts are made to protect it from human intrusion. To visit this lake, entry permits from the Forestry Department Office are required.

Situated at a distance of 8 km from the main city of Kodaikanal, the Dolphin's Nose provides a bird's eye view of the scenic landscape of the surrounding mountainous area. It is a flat rock jutting out of the mountain, overlooking a deep cliff, with its shape akin to that of the nose of a dolphin. Positioned at an elevation of 6600 feet, the fascinating place is one of the central destinations for tourists visiting Kodaikanal.

The 3-4 hour trip to the Dolphin’s Nose can be undertaken at either 8 am or 2 pm. An experienced guide, well versed with the terrain, will steer you through the trek. The summit offers a panoramic view of the area below and on clear days, you might be able to spot the Periyakulam Town as well as the Vaigai Lake. The trek isn’t a very strenuous one and you might also take a detour to the small village of Vellagavi which is on the same track.

HIGHLIGHTS are Short trek to the Dolphin’s Nose, Enjoy views of Periyakulamand Vaigai Lake, Visit the old village of Vellagavi

Chettiar Park, is a small precise garden park placed in the north east crook of the Kodaikanal town under the maintenance of the township, on the way to the Kurunji Andavar temple. Being distinct from other areas, Chettiar Park is very silent. . A huge variety of fascinating flowers can be seen here. The beautifully designed bushes adorn the garden. The amazing purple bloom of the Kurinji Flowers can be seen here once in every twelve years. It last bloomed in 2004. The well developed grass meadow and cool trees make the ambiance fresh and calm making Chettiar Park a pleasing tourist spot.

Chettiar Park, is located approximately 3 km away from the Kodaikanal Bus Stand, Chettiar Park attracts thousands of tourists from different cities and states of the country. Awash with a wide variety of common and rare species of flowers, this park exudes immense beauty at every step. The painstakingly manicured patches of grass and presence of large trees add immeasurable exquisiteness to the park. Among the fascinating variety of flowers, the Kurinji flowers, which blossoms once in every twelve years, is the main attraction.

One of the main attractions for the tourists of Kodaikanal is the Kodai lake which is at a distance of 3kms from the bus stand. In 1863, Vera Levinge, a former District Collector of Madurai settled in Kodaikanal after his retirement. He was the man of resource and creative ideas for this lake. By spending his own money he converted the marshy land with several streams of lake by constructing a strong bund and brought boats from Tuticorin. It is reported that the foreign resident's even used to swim in the lake.

The lake is situated at 10 deg 14' n latitude and 77 deg 28' longitude at an elevation of 2285m above sea level and it looks magnificent with star shaped glittering water, in the midst of evergreen lush slopes. The hills receive the rainfall during North-East Monsoon months of October, November and December. The lake is spread over 60 acres and surrounded by fine tarred road of 5 kms length, the maximum depth in 1962 was 11.5m but it is now about 9m due to siltation. The average depth is 3.0m. The boat club provides boats for hire. There are luxury boats also.