Kurinji Andavar Murugan Temple Kurinji Andavar Murugan temple, 4 kilometres 2.5 mi from the bus-stand, is famous for its Kurinji flower which blossoms in the area only once every 12 years. The deity here is called Sri Kurinji Easwaran, who is in fact Lord Murugan. This temple was built in 1936 by a European lady, who on coming to Ceylon, converted to Hinduism.She changed her name to Leelavathi and married Mr.Ponnambalam Ramanathan. She is also known as Lady Ramanathan. This temple was handed over to Arulmighu Dhandayuthapani Swamy Thiru Kovil, Palani by Mrs Devi Prasad Bhaskaran also known as Padmini, niece and adopted daughter of Mr S Natesan Pillai, son in-law of Lady Ramanathan and her husband Dr R. Bhaskaran.
Shembaganur Museum Shembaganur Museum of Natural History, 6 kilometres 3.7 mi from the bus-stand, founded in 1895, is open to the public except Tuesdays for viewing their outstanding taxidermy collection of more than 500 species of animals, birds and insects and a living collection of over 300 exotic orchid species. The museum is affiliated with Loyola College in Chennai and exhibits artifacts of the ancient Palaiyartribes people whose descendants still live in these hills.
Kodaikanal Solar Observatory The Solar Observatory is a solar observatory owned and operated by Indian Institute of Astrophysics. It is located on the southern tip of the Palni Hills 4 km from Kodaikanal town, Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu state, South India.
The Evershed effect was first detected at this observatory in January 1909. Solar data collected by the lab is the oldest continuous series of its kind in India. Precise observations of the equatorial electrojet are made here due to the unique geographic location of Kodaikanal.
Ionospheric soundings, geomagnetic, F region vertical drift and surface observations are made here regularly and summaries of the data obtained are sent to national IMD and global WMO GAW data centers.
They have a full-time staff of two scientists and nineteen technicians.
As early as 1881, Mr. Blanford, then Meteorological Reporter to the government of India, recommended the improvement of the work of solar observations in order to obtain accurate measures of the sunâ€™s heating power at the earths surface and its periodic variations.In May 1882, the Government astronomer at Madras, Norman Robert Pogson, proposed the need for photography and spectrography of the sun and the stars using a twenty inch telescope, which could be located at a hill station in South India.
40 Miles Rounded For adventure tourism you must choose 40 miles rounded with a path filled with fun and frolic, comes as a double delight for the adventure lovers in Kodaikanal. The trekking is for 3 to 4 daysIt starts from Berijem lake to the border of Kerala namely Vandaraw and will be back through â€˜Poondi, Kavunji and Kukkal. The sprawling sheep farm Mannavanu can be seen in course of trekking route. It is better for one to hire a local guide to avoid wrong routes.The tourist must take permission from the District forest office to stay in the rest houses in the forests. Take foods with you while trekking.
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