Kodanad is a little village about 18 kms. from the east of Kotagiri on the eastern edges of Nilgiris. . The huge valley dips down from feet to the level of the plains and rises again in the opposite to the level of Mysore plateau.
It commands a panoramic view of the plains and the eastern slope of the Nilgiris. The panoramic view of the Thengumarahada , the Bhavanisagar dam, the tea estates and the river Moyar is breathtaking. Tamilnadu and karnataka State border and the actual point where the eastern and western ghats meet can be distinctly seen. This place is to be visited in bright sun light. A telescope has been installed to see the places, around and apart.