Property in Kodaikanal
Situated in the Dindigul district in Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal is a hill station whose name in the local Tamil language translated to “Gift of the Forest”. It was established by the English in 1845 as a retreat from the tropical climate and diseases in the plains. The economy of the town is based mostly on tourism.
Those interested can buy property in Kodaikanal, which are offered in the form of villas and plots mostly. The average price of plots in Kodaikanal is Rs 132 per sq. ft. For a 3BHK in Kodaikanal, you will have to pay anything between Rs 60 and 75 lakhs. The common configurations offered in Kodaikanal properties are 1, 2 and 3BHK. There are several developers who have upcoming flats for sale in Kodaikanal. Some of these builders are Rams Builders, Kodai Estates, Green Peace, Catalyst Properties and Saraswathi Constructions. The highest per sq. ft. rate is charged by Jemi Friends Nagar at Rs 6567.
Kodaikanal is famous for the manmade Kodaikanal Lake, from which all distances are measured. The closest airports to Kodaikanal are Madurai, Coimbatore and Trichy at distances of 135, 170 and 200 kilometres respectively. The closest railway station is at Palani, 54 kilometres from here. Other railway stations in the vicinity are Kodaikanal Road and Dingun Junction, 64 and 100 kilometres from here respectively. Bus services from Madurai’s Aayappalayam Bus Stand are available from half past two in the morning to five o’clock in the evening. The Ghat Roads from Palani or Batlagundu also lead to Kodaikanal. The city has its own vans, taxis, bicycle rentals and buses for travelling within.
Being a beneficiary of Christian missionary activities, there are several schools in Kodaikanal affiliated to the Church of South India. Some of them are St. Joseph’s Public School, PCK Presentation Convent Primary School, St. Peter’s Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Zion Matriculation High School and St. Xavier’s High School. The Kodaikanal Christian College is the main centre for higher education. Quite recently, the Kodai International Business School and Kodaikanal Institute of Technology were founded here at Ugarthenager.
Real estate in Kodaikanal has a mix of privately owned and government hospitals such as Van Allen Hospital and KHMS Hospital. They are there to treat for basic injuries and ailments for are not equipped to handle complicated surgeries or diagnoses. The Government Hospital is near the Rock Cottage on Lower Shola Road. It has maternity, dental and X-Ray among other facilities.
Kodaikanal has several places of interest such as the Bryant Park, Coaker’s Walk, Bear Shola Falls and Green Valley View.
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