An evening stroll on the Coaker's walk: A 1 km stroll with a valley view (if there isn't any mist).
Now before departing, stop at Coaker's Walk and as the name suggests walk around and enjoy the sunset. Hope your long weekend will not go waste and the blog will help you in planning your trip to Kodaikanal and Vattakanal. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.Photo Credit: All of us, Dimple, Gunjan, Raviteja, Manas, Balaram and me
Coaker's Walk is the most scenic & beautiful tourist spot in Kodaikanal close to Kodaikanal Lake. Constructed by Lt.Coaker in 1872, Coaker's Walk is a 1 kilometer paved pedestrian path running in parallel to the Club Road along the edge of steep slopes on the southern side of Kodai. On a clear day one can view as far as Dolphin's Nose in south, the valley of the Pambar River in the southeast, Periyakulam town and even the city of Madurai.
I went to Kodaikanal with one goal in mind - To capture Nilkurunji, the flower that blossoms only once in every 12 years and 2018 happens to be one! I came to know that a few of them can be found in Coaker's walk. So, I went there again on Day 4.
Croaker’s Walk: The entry ticket is priced at 35 INR. It is a narrow but paved pedestrian path that was constructed by Lt Croaker in the year 1872. The path offers scintillating views of the valleys and in rarest occasions can also give a glimpse of the rainbow cutting across the clouds. The path is one kilometre long and has market lined at the side. Items sold are very expensive and thus, it is advisable to either bargain or buy from the market near the lake.