Green Valley View (Suicide Point), Kodaikanal Overview
Formerly known as Suicide point, the Green Valley View offers a breathtaking view of the plains, deep valleys and hills. The mesmerizing view of the Vaigai Dam is an unforgettable experience. It used to be known as suicide point because of the dangerous valley which is dense and deep; below the point of more than 5000 feet drop.
- Famous For: Tourism, Photography and Scenary.
- Entrance Fee: No entry fee required for entry to this point.
- Visiting Time: It is open on all seven days from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Visit Duration: People spend around 1 hour in this place.
Any guesses made from the title itself? A misty view of the Vagai dam, standing in the city of Kodaikanal and enjoying nature’s beauty at its best, this is exactly why people visit this place in Kodaikanal. It appears to be like a secret revealing site where people are generally stunned by its stunning view.
- Try to visit the place during 10:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m since it would give you a clearer view. Morning and evenings are generally misty.
- It’s better to maintain safety, since the view point ends at a point which is 5000 ft from the ground level and so this point is also known as the suicide point.
Things to Do
- Get some good photos clicked would turn out to be one heavenly photoshoot of your life
- Many small shops located on the way to the point, they sell various special items like Eucalyptus Oil, Ooty Tea Powder, Chocolates.
Best Time to Visit
The winter months (November to February) get chilly. The temperature falls sharply but if you enjoy the cold, it will make up for a great vacation.
During the months of March to May, the temperature is a little higher with occasional rainfall. Sight-seeing is best during this time of the year.
The monsoon witness’s heavy rainfall and most tourists try avoiding this time. If you are looking to spend some quiet time, rainy season is the best. The atmosphere is wonderful with fresh air and greenery all around.
How to Reach
The nearest airport to the Green valley view point, kodaikanal is Madurai Airport which is at a distance of about 120 kilometers. From there, you can take a bus or book a cab to reach the city of Kodaikanal. The point is in proximity to the Kodaikanal bus stand. The transportation facilities are smooth and this being a famous tourist place one wouldn’t face any transport related problem at all.
If you are planning to travel by train, the closest railway station would be Kodai road which is a distance of 80 kilometers.
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If you are planning to visit Kodaikanal, which actually has ample number of tourist spot, then make sure to have this spot on your list. This view point is an epitome of serenity and beauty with a touch of the mystery of nature. This place is sure to give you some peaceful hours spent in the lap of nature, something which you surely don’t get in your daily messy scheduled corporate lives. Enjoy the panoramic view, perhaps the best in your life.