Projects Abroad India's organised trip this weekend is to Kodaikanal - a famous hill-station in Tamil Nadu.Kodaikanal is a place of serene beauty with beautiful hills and waterfalls.
In Kodaikanal, our volunteers will be able to go for trekking, horse-ride and boat ride. Also the volunteers can visit some of the sight-seeing places like Pillar Rocks, Green Valley View, Guna Caves, Film shooting spot, etc.,.
I hope volunteers will have a great weekend there at Kodaikanal..
Contributed by Nadia Cyril - Social Manager, India
The last weekend trip was organized to Kodaikanal. It was a very good experience for the volunteers as well as to the staff who attended the trip.
Over the place, everyone attended the trekking in which we took the volunteers to a tip of a cliff at the mountains.Then volunteers had a chance to visit a lake named Mannavanoor lake which is a popular touristic spot in Kodaikanal.
In the afternoon and on Sunday, we visited few sight-seeing places that includes Pillar rock, Pambar waterfalls,Green Valley View, Poobarai Village and Coaker’s walk as well.
Overall the trip was good and volunteers had fun while at the weekend away trip!
The last weekend trip that the Projects Abroad India organised was to Kodaikanal – one of the very cool places in South-india. We had stayed there for two fascinating nights and really the days were good and lovely.
The first day we went for trekking and sight-seeing to the near-by places like Green Valley View, Pillar Rocks, Pine forest and so on.Also we did shopping in the lake-side area.And while during the second day we got a chance to visit the Kurinjaandavar Temple(an avatar of Lord Murugan).As a whole, the trip was wonderful.
This past weekend, several volunteers hopped on a van to escape the Madurai heat and headed into the cool and breezy Western Ghats, the mountainous region between the southern states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. We stayed in Kodaikanal, the most popular of the “hill stations”, where we spent 2 nights trekking and touring the natural scenery.
Saturday, volunteers trekked for either 3 or 5 hours across the hills, learning about the local fauna and witnessing the spectacular views over the mountain range from the Pillar Rocks. In the afternoon, a van was hired to bring everyone around to local sightseeing areas and lakes.
Sunday morning, volunteers walked Coaker’s Walk, a small trail with beautiful views of the mountain villages and mountains set up by British colonists. We spent the afternoon at the site’s biggest tourist attraction, the town’s lake and its adjacent gardens at Bryant’s Park.While some of us rode horses around the lake, others enjoyed the gardens or rented a paddleboat to explore the lake. Local traders and craftsmen provided great shopping; from the small stands and vendors surrounding the lake, one could buy chocolate, dried fruit, tea, or woodcrafts.
Overall, the weekend was a perfect respite from hustle, bustle, and heat of the city of Madurai – volunteers took in gorgeous views of the mountains, made tracks across one of the most picturesque areas of southern India, and learned about the nature of the area in the process.