About Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal City TourThe forest’s gift, Kodaikanal retains its old world charm where the summer struck residents of plains used to visit this cool retreat blessed with nature’s bounty. Located on the southern cliffs of upper Palani range in Tamil Nadu, this spectacular hill station is known for its dense pine trees inclined towards gurgling cold streams and spectacular views. It’s the sylvan beauty of lakes, waterfalls and sweet reminiscing scents of flower gardens flower that draw tourists to visit this charming hill station. Besides this, the major pull to Kodaikanal belongs to magical Kurinji, a special kind of bright blue bell-shaped flower which blooms once in every 12 years. The upcoming Kurinji flower year will be 2018. If you want to visualize the blooming blues of this rare flower, then don’t miss out the Kodaikanal city tour.

Kodaikanal Tour Attractions

Kodaikanal Lake - Spread over 24 hectares, this star shaped lake lined by 5 km tarred road is one of the star attractions in Kodaikanal. The manmade lake accommodates boating and allows tourists to soak the creative views of Palani hills adorning the admiring backdrop of Kodaikanal.

Kodaikanal City TourBryant's Park – Along side the eastern lining of the lake, Bryant Park, a lush 20 acre botanical garden houses a splendid variety flowers, rafts as well as hybrids. The attraction of this park is the 740 different varieties of roses.

Golf Club – The Golf Club of Kodaikanal is an 18 hole course spanning over a vast 100 plus acres. Located at the height of 6,000 ft, this golf club is notably famous for its age and the wildlife spotted frequently on the golf course.

Waterfalls - There are three different waterfalls in Kodaikanal that make this hill station a wondrous retreat. To name a few waterfalls adorning the hill station with the gush of wind are Fairy Falls, Silver Cascade Falls, and Pambar Falls.

Pillar Rocks – Pillar Rocks are 122 m high imposing boulders famous as great natural rock art. Surrounded by the shadows of the clouds, these pillar rocks serve as a picnic spot under its shadow, caves, and chasms.

How to Reach Kodaikanal
  • By Air: The nearest air connectivity is through Madurai, the city of Meenakshi Temple.

  • By Road: From Madurai, a drive to Kodaikanal takes three hours whereas it takes 5 hours time from Tiruchirapalli.

  • By Railways: You need to hop down at Kodai Road Railway Station to reach Kodaikanal.

Climate of Kodaikanal – Kodaikanal’s subtropical climate makes it one of the best hill stations of Tamil Nadu. The best time to visit Kodaikanal is from September to May.


Indira Gandhi Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary – Indira Gandhi Wildlife and National Park is one of three major wildlife sanctuaries along the Tamil Nadu Kerala Border. Located on the cool misty mountains, this 1000 sq km forested area is a home to elephants, civet cats, gaurs, tigers, panthers, spotted deer, wild boars, bears, porcupines and the Nilgiri tahr. But if you are visiting the park, don’t miss out on spotting the herds of elephants in their training center.

Palani - Palani Hills are famous as a home to two great Hindu temples - the ancient Thiru Avinangudi temple and Sri Dandayudhapani temple.
Thalaiyar Falls - Also known as the Rat Tail Falls, these waterfalls, at 975 feet in height, are counted as one of the highest in the world.

Where to Stay
  Hotel Kodai International The Carlton Hotel Sun World
  Golden Parks Inn Summer Migrations Resort Hotel Apple Valley
  Kodai Resort Villa Retreat Sterling Holidays Lake View
  Elephant Valley JC Residency Hill Country Resort
  Hotel Mount View Hotel Spring Valley Silver Castle Resort
  Hotel SV International The Highland Parade Dalethorpe
  Hotel Pleasant Stay Quality Inn Sabari Resorts Royal Cottage
  Snooze Inn Sunny Dale Villa

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