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Visit Berijam Lake

A road trip from Chennai will take you kilometres away from the hustle bustle of a city life to a hidden scenic freshwater reservoir called Berijam Lake, situated in the upper Palani Hills of Kodaikanal. The calm scenic waters of the lake, adjoining greenery and towering hills made it a must visit destination in Kodaikanal over the years.  

A road trip from Chennai will take you kilometres away from the hustle bustle of a city life to a hidden scenic freshwater reservoir called Berijam Lake, situated in the upper Palani Hills of Kodaikanal. The calm scenic waters of the lake, adjoining greenery and towering hills made it a must visit destination in Kodaikanal over the years.

The lake is a host to an impressive population of various species of fishes and water birds. As the catchment area of the lake is full of flora and fauna, the lake became an hotspot for nature and animal lovers alike. It acts as a main source of water for nearby villages as well.

You need to remember few facts about Berijam Lake before going there:

  • the Forest Department allows only limited number of vehicles to enter the forest area near the lake,
  • one can easily spot bison, deer and panthers here,
  • boating is prohibited as the lake is a main source of water in the nearby villages.
Originally created by a dam, Berijam Lake is now an eco-friendly tourist destination that lure travellers with its impressive bio- diversity and splendid surrounding. Its natural beauty and frequent spotting of animals capture the attention of nature and wildlife photographers to a great extent.
 

Timing

All days of the week 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

PREFFERED BY

Nature Lovers

TIME SPENT

1 to 2 hours

ENTRY FEE

no entry fee

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Historical
  • Altitude

    268 m above sea level
  • STD Code

    0451
  • Best Season

    September - March
  • State/Code

    /624001
  • LANGUAGES

    Tamil