Monday, January 11, 2010

Kodaikanal - Useful Info


Kodaikanal – Useful Info
Kodaikanal City Guide
Kodaikanal, a charming hill station, stands amidst sylvan beauty on the southern crest of the upper Palani Hills near Madurai in Tamil Nadu.
Altitude: 2,133 meters.
Temperature: (deg C): Summer- Max 19.3, Min 11.3; Winter- Max 17.3, Min 8.3.
Best Season: April to June and September to October.
STD Code: 04542.
Places Of Interest
Kodaikanal Lake- 5 kms, Coaker's Walk- 1 km, Astrophysical Observatory- 3.2 kms, Fairy Falls- 4.8 kms, Kurinji Andavar Temple- 3.2 kms, Shenbaganur Museum- 5.6 kms, Pilar Rocks- 7.2 kms, Green Valley View- 6.4 kms.
Excursion:
Silver Cascade- 8 kms, Dophin's Nose- 8 kms, Perumal Peak- 11 kms, Beryam Lake- 21 kms, Kukkal Caves- 40 kms.

Kodaikanal climate

Never too hot or cold, though night temperatures drop to freezing in January, and thin ice is seen on the lake edges. In summer (March to May) the temperature range is 20°C to 11°C, and in winter (Dec-Feb) 17.3°C to 8.3°C. An average of 165 cms of rain falls every year, mostly during the north-east monsoon occurs from June to September.

Country
Established
1845
Nearest city
Madurai 121 km (75 mi)
Chairman
S. Mohamed Ibrahim
Vice Chairman
Thiru.P.Chelladurai
32,931 (2001)
• 1,100 /km2 (2,849 /sq mi)

M 51% F 49% /
66% 1991%
21.45 km2 (8 sq mi)
• 2,133 m (6,998 ft)

Climate
Precipitation
Temperature
• Summer
• Winter


     1,650 mm (65 in)

     19.8 °C (68 °F)
     8.3 °C (47 °F)

Codes
Pincode
• 624601
• +240 - 242
• TN 57

Season
Months
Peak Season
April-June
Low Season
Feb-March; July-September
Second Season
October-January






Kodaikanal Information

KodaiKanal Population
1,03,450 (urban/rural , Kodaikanal taluk)
Kodaikanal Std Code
04542
Kodaikanal Tourist Information Center
0452-241675
Kodaikanal Enquery
0451-2420131
Kodaikanal Government Hospital
04542-241292
Kodaikanal Police Station
04542-240262

Police Emergency


+ 91- 4542 - 241800
Police Station


+ 91- 4542 - 240262
Government Hospitals


+ 91- 4542 - 241292
Veterinary Hospital


+ 91- 4542 - 240683
Distirct Forest Officer


+ 91- 4542 - 240287
Sub Collector Office


+ 91- 4542 - 240296
Panchayat Union Office


+ 91 - 4542 - 240204
Fire Service Station


+ 91 - 4542 - 240785

Kodaikanal - Hospitals


The Van Allen Hospital
In April 1915, Dr.Van Allen raised funds to construct the first unit of the hospital at the entrance of Coaker's walk.So it was named after him. Facilities got updated from time to time and now it has X-ray machine, well equipped pathological lab, and operation theatre with blood transfusion facilities.


Working Hours - Monday to Friday: 9.30 to 11.30 a.m
                               2.30 to 4.30 p.m
                      Saturday: 9.30 to 11.30 a.m

Government Hospital
It is situated on the hillside near Rock cottage on lower shola road. It was a small municipal hospital until 1927. Now it has X-ray, Dental, Maternity ward and other facilities
Government Veterinary Hospital
The state Government's animal husbandry department maintains this hospital in Munjikal. There is a mobile unit which cater needs of nearby villages. It also offers extension work in dairy improvement and poultry farming.
Bank Locations

Bank Of India
Sgj Thangadurai Bldg.,210 Abc-16 Anna Salai, Kodaikanal-624101
Canara Bank
Cls Book Shopping Bldg 10-116,Anna Salai, Kodaikanal 624 101

Indian Bank
Annasalai Kodaikanal Dindugal District 624101

State Bank Of India
Dist : Dindigul, Tamil Nadu 624101

Union Bank Of India
1St Floor, Municipal Shopping Complex, Old Bus Stand, Anna Salai, Kodaikanal Pin-624 001, Dist. Dindigul Qem, T.Nadu.

Bank of India
Email: boikodai@bsnl.in , 210 ABC 16, S.G.J Thangadurai Building, Anna Salai, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India. + 91 - 4542 - 244475, Fax: 4542 - 244474
Canara Bank
Anna Salai, CLS Book Shop Building, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India. + 91- 4542 - 242405
Central Bank of India
M M Street, Lawsghat Road, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India .+ 91- 4542 - 242306
Indian Bank
Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India + 91- 4542 - 241042
Kodaikanal Urban Bank
Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India.+ 91- 4542 - 241316
State Bank of India
Anna Salai, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India. + 91- 4542 - 240846
Union Bank of India

Naidupuram, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India. + 91- 4542 - 240535

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