Place:Kodaikanal, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, India

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NameKodaikanal
Alt namesKodaisource: Wikipedia
Kodaikānalsource: Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-88
TypeCity or town
Coordinates10.25°N 77.517°E
Located inDindigul, Tamil Nadu, India
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Kodaikanal is a city in the hills of the taluk division of the Dindigul district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Its name in the Tamil language means "The Gift of the Forest". Kodaikanal is referred to as the "Princess of Hill stations" and has a long history as a retreat and popular tourist destination.

Kodaikanal was established in 1845 as a refuge from the high temperatures and tropical diseases of the plains. Much of the local economy is based on the hospitality industry serving tourism.

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