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Lake Kodaikanal

an Outstanding Landscape Photo from Flickr

Lake Kodaikanal, originally uploaded by Java Cafe.

The photographer: "The Kodaikanal Lake is a central point of the town of Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu, India. In 1860s, Vera Levinge, a former District Collector of Madurai, settled in Kodaikanal after his retirement. With his own money, he converted the marshy land into a lake.

It is a star-shaped body of water, surrounded by lush slopes. The hills receive rainfall during North-East Monsoon months of October, November and December. The lake is spread over 60 acres and surrounded by a pretty road about 5 kms. long. The surrounding woods have a variety of tree species including pine and eucalyptus."


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