Berijam Lake Berijam Lake is a reservoir near Kodaikanal town in Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu, South India. It is at the old site of Fort Hamilton, in the upper Palani hills. The lake, created by a dam with sluice outlets, is part of a microâ€“watershed development project. Periyakulam town, 18.7 kilometres 11.6 mi to the SE, gets its public drinking water from the lake. The lakes water quality is excellent.
There was originally a swamp here known as the Berijam swamp. The previous existence here of a large lake, evidence of which was visible nearby, was first recorded in 1864 by Colonel Douglas Hamilton of the 21st Regiment of the Madras Native Infantry. No written record or even local legend regarding the existence of this ancient lake survives. However, judging from visible traces of its shoreline which still remained in 1906, it must have been nearly 5 mi 8.0 km long, up to 3,960 ft 1,210 m wide and up to 70 ft 21 m deep. It was apparently formed by the side of a hill slipping down into a valley which slopes northwards, and damming up the stream which ran to the Amaravati River at the bottom of it. This stream apparently eventually cut its way through the huge natural embankment so formed, and thus emptied the lake this landslide or dam had once created. The dam was about 600 ft 180 m long and the breach in it was about 300 ft (91 m)across and 90 ft 27 m deep.
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Bear Shola Falls Bear Shola Falls, 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from the bus-stand, is a tall waterfall in a Reserve forest. The final approach to this quiet area is a gently climbing foot-path.The waterfall will be dry during summer season. the falls is bumpy and hilly and offers best views just after monsoon during the months of September & October. Falls height is 40 feet so water drops in small pool. The person interested in swimming can swim here.
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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.
Pambar Falls Pambar falls is popularly called Grand Cascade. The water overflows southwards forming the Fairy Falls which continues to join the Vaigai River forming the Pambar Falls. Peoples can bath in falls.
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