Revered as the pristine gem of Kodaikanal, La Saleth Church is sited up on a cliff edge outside of town. In order to reach there, you have to ascend a steep staircase which guides you to the door of this beautiful shrine. Once reaching there, one can pay homage to the Almighty and offer his/her prayers in calm and quiet ambiance. La Saleth is more than 100-year old historic shrine in Kodaikanal and was once the only Catholic Church in the town. In the month of August, the church hosts its annual festival to pay homage to Mother May that runs for around 9 days. During this time, a heavy footfall of devotees can be spotted, both natives and tourists, After visiting the church next location is kodaikanal lake.
The lake is star-shaped, centrally located in the town of Kodaikanal and is surrounded by lush green hills of the northwestern palani hills range, which is the main watershed for the lake.
Kodai Lake is a manmade lake located in the Kodaikanal city in Dindigul district in Tamil Nadu, India. Sir Vere Henry Levinge the then Collector of Madurai, was instrumental in creating the lake in 1863, amidst the Kodaikanal town which was developed by the British and early missionaries from USA. The lake is said to be Kodaikanal's most visited place.