Kodaikanal Tourist Guide

Kodaikanal Tourist Guide - Destination Overview
  • Location: Tamil Nadu,India -
  • Nearest Airport: Madurai
  • Nearest Train Station: Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal Tourist Guide

Kodaikanal Tourist Guide: Overview

Kodaikanal is the best hill station in the state of Tamil Nadu which is famous for its picturesque and scenic beauty. It is located at a height of 7200 feet above the sea level, it offers amazing views which make it a special place for visitors. The town is very small and attracts the attention of people with its spectacular beauty. The kurinji flower blooms only once in 12 years and is found in the blue heaven. Kodaikanal is the perfect place for those who like to visit places like waterfalls, Lakes, Jungle, Green Valley Views etc.


                                                                                (Kodaikanal Lake)

Why you must Visit Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal is the complete weekend destination where you can enjoy in the weekend and visit various places around it. In kodaikanal you can visit waterfalls, Lakes, Jungle, Green Valley views, Temples, Museum and Jungle walk too. In the month of April and May you will get cool climate condition like 16 degree which is good for visitors. Holiday Travel offer packages of Kodaikanal which is well suitable for families, Couples and stags.  

Suggested Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kodaikanal

Pickup from Kodaikanal Bus Station and transfer to hotel, check in at Hotel. Later in the day free for leisure. In the evening  you can enjoy Boating in Kodai Lake, Cycling, Horse Riding and More, Overnight at Hotel

Day 02: Kodaikanal Sightseeing

After Breakfast ypu will go for local sightseeing like. Kurinji Andaver Temple, Chettiyar Park, Bear Shola Falls, Pillar Rocks, Green Valley View, Later In the Evening Return to the hotel and Enjoy the dinner. Over night at the hotel.

Day 03: Kodaikanal Sightseeing

After Breakfast Check out hotel Leave for one full day sightseeing visit Lutheran Church, Pamber Falls,Dolphins Nose, 500 years old tree, Coakers, Walk, Bryant Park, shopping and evening we will drop you at kodai Bus Station for your onward with sweet memories.


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Recommended Hotels in Kodaikanal

Hotel Pleasant Stay La Flora - 2 Star - TA Rank 3.5 - Certificate in Excellance

Hotel Pleasant stay -La Flora offer you to a luxurious and memorable stay at one of India's most popular and scenic hill stations, Kodaikanal (Tamil Nadu). The happiest to help you grace our hotel and create lifelong memories for yourself. The resort provides 38 luxurious rooms, well designed and decorated guest rooms with wooden flooring. Every window frames a beautiful natural greenery of scenic Kodaikanal. The Honeymoon suite offering views of the surrounding mountains and valley.

Kodai Sunset Resort - 3 star - TA Rank 4.5 - Certificate in Excellance

Overlooking the beautiful Valley the hotel stand tall with all elegance and style . A contemporary structure with a traditional feel, Kodai Sunshine Hotel has kept itself well with the spirit of the beautiful and Paradise of Hill Station, Kodaikanal. The hill is situated amidst the folds of the verdant Palani hills in the Western Ghats at an altitude of about 2133 m. With its spectacular rocks, tranquil woods, lovely lake and intoxicating air, Kodaikanal is an ideal hill resort for the tourists from all over the world.

The Carlton - 5 star - TA Rank 4.5 - Certificate in Excellance

Set beside the picturesque Kodai Lake and amidst virgin hills of Kodaikanal, The Carlton Kodaikanal is the dream destination for any vacationer. Painting a pretty picture in its serene surroundings, the hotel holds the pride of being the only 5 star hotel in the popular holiday destination - Kodaikanal. The hotel exudes luxury and charm with its colonial architecture complete with wooden flooring and high ceilings.

How to reach Kodaikanal

By Air: Nearest Airport - Madurai is 120 kms, Coimbatore 170 kms and Trichy 195 kms

By Train: Many trains pass through Kodaikanal road station, which is nearly 80 kms to Kodaikanal.

By Road: Kodaikanal is connected by Road with all important towns. Regular bus services are available from Kodaikanal to Madurai, Palani, Kodai Road, Theni, Dindigul, Thiruchirappalli, Kumuli, Bangalore, Coimbatore and Chennai

Places to visit in Kodaikanal

Berijam Lake: Located at the end of Pillar Rock Road, Kodaikanal, Berijam Lake is one of the top Kodaikanal Tourist places for you and your family! A pristine bed of serene, calm and pure clean waters shielded by the green of hills and forests beyond! Berijam Lake is situated at the old site of Fort Hamilton in the upper Palani Hills; combining a beautiful landscape for a good vacation time.

Coakers Walk: Imagine having a serene walk through the clouds and gazing at the beauty of the hills all around you! One of the most beautiful places to visit in Kodaikanal, Coakers Walk is a perfect place for you to take amazing pictures of the view of Kodaikanal, cycle or go for a relaxing stroll at any time during the day!

Dolphins Nose: Kodaikanal tourist places have those names that you expect to find in storybooks. The aptly named ‘Dolphins nose’ is a rocky hill cliff that provides you a bird’s eye view of the breathtaking beauty that is Kodaikanal. It is a flast rock overlooking a deep cliff, with a shape like that of a Dolphin’s nose. The best time to visit this place is in the morning or early afternoon, as you can see the mist hanging longingly amongst the clouds.


Kodaikanal Lake: If you want to row your boat on sparkling blue waters and witness glittering rays of the sun bounce off the ripples, then you need to visit the Kodaikanala Lake on your next visit to this hilly paradise. There are many mini waterfalls that flow by this lake, and there are several beautiful species of flora border lining this quaint, pleasant river. There are boats and boathouses along this lake, for your fairytale ride.

Green Valley View: Kodaikanal tourist places leave a mark on the tourists who are ever fascinated by its captivating beauty! Located near the Kodaikanal Golf Club and on the way to Pillar Rocks, the Kodaikanal Green Valley view has become a hub for all age groups to visit and enjoy! The place is known for its thick, beautiful mists and once they clear, you see one of the most tantalizing views of the famous hill station below you.


Thalaiyar Falls: If you love strong, gushing waters propelling vertically towards the ground like a giant bridal veil, then you need to head to Thalaiyar falls in Kodaikanal! Also known as the highest waterfalls in Tamil Nadu, the Thalaiyar Falls can be seen from the Dum Dum Rock viewpoint, and could send your camera film into frenzy! The waterfall cascades down from the divide of the grassy hills nearby. You could walk along the concreted wall at the edge of the falls, and get close to the massive 975 ft. fall!

Silver Cascade Falls: You could have travelled all over the world, but you have probably never seen a city or town that welcomes you in with a waterfall! Silver Cascade waterfall is a must see place to visit in Kodaikanal and it is the first attraction that welcomes you to Kodaikanal on the Madurai-Kodai road. The beautiful falls are over 180 ft high and the sound of the bubbly water gushing over the rocks will mesmerize you. The best time to see these falls would be during the rainy season.


Lake View Point: Kodaikanal never fails to enthrall the traveler in you. The Lake view point allows you to see the amazing Kodaikanal Lake and take in a panoramic view of the beautiful, lustrous landscapes of Kodaikanal. This place is a must go to for photographers and nature lovers.

Bear Shola Fall: Hail the monsoon period for giving us some of the most beautiful sights in the world; waterfalls! The famous Bear Shola Falls is a seasonal waterfall that spouts rich, clear water from all sides during the lovely monsoons. The beautiful falls lie nestled in the thickets of the forest reserve, away from the stares of human beings. Explore the area around the falls to observe different types of flora and fauna.

Kurinji Andavar Murugan Temple: How often do you get to visit the home of the gods? The Kurinji Andavar Murugan temple is a place of sanctity and religious, folk can visit the interiors of this pious temple to seek blessings of the almighty. Built in a manner that boasts of authentic south Indian architecture, this temple is situated near the chettiyar park and is open on select timings.


Things to Do in Kodaikanal

There are some beautiful places to see that offer to the richness of Kodaikanal. You can hire a cycle and tour around the lake. Boating is also a good option in the Kodai Lake. Horse riding, balloon shooting and relaxing at a spa etc.


What to eat in Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal is a part of south india so try out famous south indian food. You can get North Indian like Vada and South India foods like Dosas here. Chocolate is also something that you should not afford to miss out at any cost. The numerous roadside food stalls are the perfect options for munching on a wide variety of unique snacks while eating out in Kodaikanal. Here you will get cuisines as varied as Indian and Chinese to Tibetan and Western. The noodle soups and momos are favorites with locals.

Nearest Railway Station And Airport in Kodaikanal

Kodai Road is the nearest railway station and located at a distance of 80 km from the town. The major rail station is Coimbatore junction that has trains from different parts of the city. If you take a look at Kodaikanal travel guide, you will find that the nearest airport is Madurai airport that is well connected to Chennai and Coimbatore. These airports have flights to many other cities and international destinations.

Shopping in Kodaikanal

There are several interesting things that you can buy from this place. Get various cheeses and homemade chocolates. In addition to that, you can buy oil and other herbal oils. Spices and handmade stone pottery are some other exclusive items that you can shop from here at various stores and bazaars.

Best Time To Visit in Kodaikanal

Best time to visit kodailkanal is from April to June. Winters start from November and continue till January. Summers start from March and continue till May. The time between April to June and September to October are the peak seasons for enjoying different sightseeing activities.