Ooty Kodaikanal Packages. Kodaikanal is within the state of Tamil Nadu. It is a city within the hills of the Dindigul district , India. “The Gift of the Forest” is the meaning in Tamil. Kodaikanal is also known as prince of hill station and is a popular tourism destination.
Boating in Kodaikanal Lake
In 1845 Kodaikanal was established from the high temperatures. Hospitality industry serving tourism are the main source for this place. As of 2011, the town had a population of 36,501.
Main article: History of Kodaikanal Etymology
The Kodaikanal word is a combination of two words: kodai and kanal. The Tamil language features a minimum of 4 possible interpretations of the name Kodaikanal. By pronouncing the first syllable of Kodaikanal with an extended Tamil ‘O’, as in koe-dei. It means “summer”, whilst the last word two syllables kanal can mean “to see”, it is a place to visit in summer”.
In tamil Kanal means thick or closed forest. during this case, Kodai can have a minimum of 4 meanings. Kodai means the end. Kodaikanal means end of the forest. It is located at the crown of the Palani Hills and is effectively surrounded and guarded by thick forests.
It means “creepers” or vines by pronouncing Kodai with the short Tamil ‘o’ (as in Kodi). Kodaikanal also means “forest of creepers” or the forest of vines. Since, It would be interpreted to mean “gift”, rendering “Kodaikanal” as “gift of the forest”. By pronouncing Kodai with a quick Tamil ‘o’, and an extended ‘e’. Keeping the short Tamil ‘o’ but adding an extended ‘a’, Kodai could be understood. Because the Tamil word for umbrella. Kodaikanal acts as a forest fashioned kind of a protecting umbrella.
valli is another Tamil word for creeper or vine. The honey collecting daughter of the chief of the Veddas mountain tribe. When the chief and his wife prayed to mountain god, their prayers were answered. The chief found a newborn girl child during a campaign. she found among creeper plants, they named her Valli and she or he or he grew up as princess of the tribe in Kurinji and became the consort of lord Murugan.