Kodaikanal famous hill stations in Tamil Nadu India

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Kodaikanal alluded to as The Princess of Hill Stations, is arranged in the midst of the folds of the verdant Palani hills in the Western Ghats at an elevation of about 2133 m. The delightful hill station coating area of 21.45 sq.km. is found 120 Km far from Madurai, in Dindigul area, Tamil Nadu. 

Kodai hills was possessed by the primitive tribes of Paliyans and Pulyans in the fourteenth century and later by the villagers of Palani foothills who fled from the fields to escape the harsh principle. The Europeans began investigating the spot after Lt. B.S. Ward, who went to Kodai hills in 1821, submitted a report about the magnificence and the atmosphere of the spot. Created in the eighteenth century, the hill station was step by step made by American Madura Mission and British Missionaries who assembled residences, places of worship, schools and acquainted and planted new trees with make Kodai what it is today. A few dignitaries who went by the spot additionally helped the inside and out change  of the spot.

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