An Englishwoman who saw the need for an English-medium school to assist the numerous Christian missionaries in the area founded the Kodaikanal International School in the early 1900s. It’s somewhat imposing gray stone façade—located in the middle of town—shows the founders roots quite clearly.
The English (and Christian) influence can be felt in the Christ the King church, located not from the KIS. I swear, someone went to a little village in England, plucked this gem out of the grass and transported it to Kodai. While I didn’t go inside, I did get a glimpse of the interior, complete with leaded glass windows and a turret.
Kodaikanal also has it’s own tea room, again located in yet another sweet stone building from the turn of the century. While the food at Tredis Tea House may leave some wanting, the atmosphere alone is worth a visit.