Originally posted on March 24, 2020 @ 9:08 am
At a distance of 21 kms from Kodaikanal (past the Pillar Rocks), Berijam Lake is a man-made lake. In 1864, Colonel Hamilton an officer within the British military chosen the location for a navy cantonment, which was constructed and the eponymous Fort Hamilton established. The lake itself was artificially created three years later. Berijam Lake provides ingesting water to Periyakulam city. It is without doubt one of the in style tourist places in Kodaikanal.
Surrounded by the plush inexperienced pine plantations, the Berijam Lake with its serene magnificence has caught the creativeness of artists, nature lovers and vacationers. The lake can also be an vital conservation middle for native wildlife. Birds resembling serpent eagles, pariah kites, rosefinch, leaf-warblers and pale rumped swallows will be noticed right here, as can bisons, langurs, elephants and an occasional leopard.
Boating can also be accessible within the Birijim Lake. A particular permission from District Forest Officer (in Kodaikanal) is required to go to this lake since it isn’t open for common public.
Timings: eight AM – 6 PM.