Kodaikanal Mannavanur Lake: Things to watch, View, Forest Ride, Hotels

Mannavanur Lake is one of the famous tourist places in Kodaikanal. This Lake is located in the Mannavanur village. This place is located 32 Km away from Kodaikanal. From Kodaikanal you can reach this place by bike or car, buses also available. During your travel to mannavanur lake you need to drive in highly dense forest. Therefore, we will cover the below topics in this post.

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Mannavanur Lake

Mannavanur lake is located 32 km away from Kodaikanal. This lake is well maintained and also a nice place to spend time with family members.

Where is Mannavanur lake located?

This Lake is located in mannavanur village. You can reach this place by bike or car.

Kodaikanal Mannavanur Lake
Mannavanur Lake Kodaikanal

Buses are also available from Kodaikanal bus stand and also from periyakulam.

Kodaikanal to Mannavanur Travel

During your travel to mannavanur lake you need to drive in highly dense forest. You can also feel the thrillness if travel via car or bike.

On the way to mannavanur lake you can also see the mannavanur lake view point, Poombarai village view, Greeny forest, Different types of flowers, trees, valleys and if you are lucky you can also see the animals in the forest. 

Kodaikanal to mannavanur road
Kodaikanal to Mannavanur Road

Similarly there are some more villages near mannavanur like Kavunji, Poondi, Kilavarai.

Before traveling to Mannavanur lake from Kodaikanal check the petrol for your vehicles. Because there is no petrol pump.

Only petrol available in stores where you need to pay an extra amount for petrol. 

Mannavanur Lake Entry Fee

Entry fee is 20 Rupees for Adult and for children 10 Rupees. For other items like for Camera 25 Rs, Video Camera 50 Rs. If you want to go Horse ride. It is 75 Rs for Round trip. Coracle or Parisal is also available in this Lake. Fee for Coracle is 75 Rs.

Mannavanur Lake Entry Fee
Mannavanur lake entry fee

Things to watch in Mannavanur Lake

Mannavanur Lake area is 90 Hectare. In mannavanur lake you can see several places. They are

Kodaikanal mannavanur lake
  • Mannavanur river
  • Canal
  • Lake coracle ride
  • Trekking path
  • Camping site
  • Watch tower
  • Hills view
eco friendly hut in mannavanur
  • Eco tourism management center entrance
  • Greeny grass
  • Camping site
  • Canteen
  • Tea stall
  • Brook walk area
  • Film shooting spot etc..,

This mannavanur lake is also an eco friendly area where you can see bamboo dinner area, tea stall. Here tea and food are good.

You can spend nearly 3 to 6 hours in this place and also the best place for children to play.

Mannavanur Lake Hotel

dining halls in mannavanur lake
Hotel in Mannavanur Lake

You can buy different types of snacks like Tea, Green tea, Lemon tea, Black tea, Ginger tea, coffee, biscuits and Noodles.

Also you can buy food for lunch like variety rice, meals, chicken, chapati etc..,



  • Observe the wonderful wildlife activities.
  • Listening to the mesmerizing bird calls.
  • Photograph wildflowers.
  • Amaze at the beauty of wild orchids.
  • Enjoy the Gurgling sound of wild streams.
  • Use hand-lens to amaze at the beauty of miniature life forms.
  • Enjoy the thrill of photographing the sunrise and sunset over the mountain peaks.


  • Don’t go inside the forest without permission.
  • Don’t drink and smoke inside the forest.
  • Using polythene, plastic items are strictly prohibited inside the forest.
  • Don’t make noise inside the forest because wild animals are functioning.
  • Don’t disturb and feed the wild animals.
  • Walk on the grass.
mannavanur lake do and don't
Mannavanur lake do and don’t

If you don’t follow these steps, then severe action will be taken according to the Wild Life Protection ACT 1972.

Poombarai Village View

Poombarai village is located 18 km away from kodaikanal and 14 km away from Mannavanur lake. You can visit this village during your trip to mannavanur lake.

Poombarai Village view
Poombarai Village Kodaikanal

This village looks very beautiful and also you can visit the Arulmigu Kuzhandhai Velappar Kovil in this poombarai village

You can also purchase good quality crops like carrot, broccoli, potatoes, garlic in this village.

Poombarai village view also looks very beautiful and must visit places in kodaikanal.

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How to reach mannavanur lake from kodaikanal?

You can reach mannavanur lake from kodaikanal by traveling via poombarai. You need to travel ten mile road from Kodaikanal before Moir Point Poombarai road is split. Travel on that road once you reach poombarai. View the poombarai viewpoint and you can travel from the poombarai road to mannavanur lake.

How much distance between kodaikanal and mannavanur?

The distance between kodaikanal and mannavanur lake is 34 km.

Things to watch during your travel to mannavanur lake from Kodaikanal?

You can see the upper lake view, kodaikanal solar observatory polangara odai falls, poombarai village view, poombarai murugan temple, Lake view, highly dense forest, different types of flowers, trees, deep valley.

What are the villages near to this lake?

Poombarai, kavinji, poondi, kilavarai, kookal

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