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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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.
Dolphin Nose Dolphin Nose, 8 kilometres 5.0 mi from the bus stand, is flat rock projecting over a breathtaking chasm 6,600 feet (2,000 m) deep. It is an undisturbed area 1 kilometre 0.62 mi down a very steep rocky trail beginning soon after Pambar Bridge. Orange juice vendors along the trail offer a welcome rest stop. Beautiful views of steep rocky escarpments rising from the plains can be seen. The old village of Vellagavi can be reached through a rugged bridle path here. A short paved walkway leads from the road here to Pambar falls which is also locally addressed as Liril Falls after the famous Liril Soap Advertisement filming in 1985.
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.
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