Welcome to The Astoria Veg, Kodaikanal's most popular hotel and vegetarian restaurant. Fabulously furnished and economically priced, there is no better place to stay or dine in Kodai than at The Astoria Veg. We offer a wide choice of rooms and absolutely delicious vegetarian cuisine. Established and managed by a family that has been into the hospitality industry for several decades, and owns and manages several other properties in other parts of Tamil Nadu, The Astoria Veg is an ideal home away from home for the cost-conscious traveler.
The Astoria Veg is not just another vegetarian eatery. It is the best vegetarian restaurant in town, a place where cooking and serving of food is a carefully cultivated art. On offer is the widest array of vegetarian cuisine catering to both North and South Indian palates. Made from farm fresh vegetables using ingredients and condiments of the highest quality, every dish at The Astoria Veg is a gourmet's delight. You can find pricier restaurants in town, but if it is deliciously wholesome food that you want The Astoria Veg is the place.
The Astoria Veg is centrally located right opposite to the bus terminal and is in close proximity to major tourist attractions of the area. Kodaikanal is 520 km from Chennai, 197 km from Trichy, 175 km from Coimbatore and 120 km from Madurai, by road. Closest Airports are at Madurai and Coimbatore. The nearest rail heads are at Palani (64 km) and Kodai Road (80 km).
Nestled among the verdant folds of the Palani Hills at a height of over 2000 meters, Kodaikanal is one of the most popular hill stations of South India. With its wooded slopes, panoramic views, placid lakes, enchanting waterfalls, variegated flora, bracing, salubrious climate and laid back life style, Kodai is the place to be any time of the year.
Kodaikanal has a pleasant climate throughout the year, with summer temperatures ranging from a minimum of 11.3ºC to a maximum of 19.8ºC, and winter temperatures from a minimum of 8.3ºC to a maximum of 17.3ºC. The hill station receives an average annual rainfall of 165 cms. The best time to visit Kodaikanal is from April to June and from September to October
About a kilometre's walk from Kodai Lake is Coaker's Walk, which derives its name from Lt. Coaker, who prepared the map of Kodai.
Situated on the eastern side of the lake, the park is noted for its variety of flowers, both hybrids and grafts. There is also a green house which contains fine.
This flora and fauna museum located 5.5 km from the lake and maintained by the Sacred Heart College.
Located at a distance of 21-km from Kodaikanal, Berijam Lake is a star shaped water body spread over an area of 24 hectares.
Located about 7 km from the kodaikanallake, this is an outcrop of three rocks magnificently jutting out into the sky to a height of about 400 feet.
This waterfall is to be found on the road leading to Madurai and is about 8 km from Kodaikanal. The overflow from Kodai Lake comes down here from a height.
So named because it once attracted bears, it is a favourite picnic spot, about 1.6 km from the lake, and 2 km from the bus stand.
Situated 3 km from Kodai Lake, this is a famous shrine dedicated to lord Muruga. This temple is associated with Kurinji, a flowering plant that blooms.