Kodaikanal is a small tourist hill station located at an altitude of 7200 feet, on the Western Ghats in South India. The town was found by Lieutenant Ward, an Englishman in 1821, on the lookout for a healthy place to live for the British and American missionaries, and to escape the summer heat and epidemics. The town was initially built to meet the need of the Europeans and Americans in India, but later in the 20th century the elite Indians entered Kodaikanal to enjoy its natural beauty and harness its wealth for development. Today, Kodaikanal is referred to as the “Princess of hill stations” in South India and attracts tourists from all over the world, who come to enjoy its pleasant climate and scenic beauty. As Kodaikanal has a variety of flora, fauna and a favorable climatic condition throughout the year.