Pillar Rocks

Activity Charges / Entry Fee: INR 10 per head.
Time Required
One to two hours
9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Difficulty Level
Best Suited For
Nature lovers and Couples.

Quick Info

The famous Pillar Rocks of Kodaikanal are located 8 km away from the Kodaikanal Lake. They are three massive granite rocks standing one after the other, displaying an amazing spectacle of nature. Each of the boulders is about 400 feet tall. The place is not only a sightseeing attraction but also a beautiful picnic spot and a splendid view point. The space between the pillars is called 'Devil's Kitchen'.

Rankings & Ratings

An amazing spectacle of nature.
Editor's Rankings

#4 in 5 Things to Do in Kodaikanal

TripAdvisor Ratings

Editor's Review

'Pillar Rocks' is certainly a marvellous spectacle of nature. The views are very captivating. If you happen to visit the place during sunrise or sunset, you will simply love the atmosphere. Some travellers love the place when it is absolutely clear without any fog. But when the place has just the right amount of fog, the place looks heavenly. Too much fog can spoil the view though.


  • Picturesque views of boulders, cliffs and greenery.
  • Amazing sunrise and sunset atmosphere.
  • Looks marvellous where there's a little fog.


  • Can get crowded during peak season.
  • The view gets spoilt when there's too much fog.
  • Nothing much to do apart from enjoying the view.

Detailed Info

Pillar Rocks are one of the most popular attractions of Kodaikanal. They are located 8 km away from the Kodaikanal Lake. They are three magnificent granite boulders, each of which has a massive height of 400 feet. Since these boulders stand one after the other, they create an amazing sight. Tourists, especially nature lovers, cannot stop admiring this marvel of nature. It is not only a sightseeing spot but also a great place for picnics.

The boulders create an impressive backdrop for a memorable lunch with family and friends. The place offers a wonderful opportunity for relaxation as well. There is an attractive garden close to the boulders. It is home to many beautiful flowering plants. The view points at Pillar Rocks offer spectacular views that help you form an instant connection with nature. The overall experience is certainly awe-inspiring. The view of Pillar Rocks keeps changing depending on fog.