On the first day of our trip we reached Kodaikanal at around 7'O clock in the morning. The weather was cool here. We haven't booked hotel in advance so we started searching for hotels near bus stand. We found a decent budget homestay around 600m from the bus stop and we decided to stay there. After taking rest for a while, we started to explore this beautiful place. But we were hungry so first of all we needed some food. There are plenty of restaurants near bus stand. We had our breakfast in Astoria Veg. It's a good South Indian pure vegetarian restaurant.
There are lots of cabs, travellers, tourists buses available at the bus stand which one can take to travel in kodaikanal. They offer tour packages of one day or half a day in which they cover specific number of places.
But we decided to cover nearby tourist attractions by walk which were at walkable distance. There are 3 places - Coaker's walk, Bryant Park, kodaikanal lake which one can cover by walk from bus stand.
We started with Coaker's walk. It's a beautiful pathway constructed along the edge of the mountain to see the beautiful panaromic view. There are 2 entry/exit of this place. There are 2 telescope view point inside Coaker's walk where they show distant mountain, village on a mountain and a church at the cost of Rs.10.
After Coaker's walk we went to Bryant park. This also has 2 entry/exit. One infront of Coaker's walk entrance and one near the kodaikanal lake. We went inside the park from the gate opposite to Coaker's walk. And we exited from the other gate which is near the lake. The park was pretty big. There were lots of different types of trees, plants, flowers and cactus in the park. One can take a nap under the trees' shadow. There was a small children play area in the park with few jhulas in that area. Toilet facility was available inside the park.
After completing the park, we headed towards the lake. Tourists can enjoy boating in the lake. The circumference of the lake is around 3-4km long. Proper road was there around the lake. There were bicycles available for rent near the lake which you can take to roam around the lake. But it was too costly, Rs.100-150 per hour per bicycle. There were lots of local shops near the lake for soviener, chocolates and other spices. Tibetan shops were also there for woolen clothes.