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Here’s a full-fledged tour guide explaining about Kodaikanal tourism, about Kodaikanal tourist places, providing a list of places in Kodaikanal, travel information, Kodaikanal weather, flights to Kodaikanal, and things to do in Kodaikanal:

Located at an elevation of 2,000 meters above sea level, the hill town of Kodaikanal is one of the most popular hill resorts in South India. For tourists traveling from nearby places like Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Visakhapatnam, and Trivandrum, a Kodaikanal trip is a tranquil retreat from their busy life schedules. A Kodaikanal visit includes numerous attractions like lush green valleys, charming lakes and waterfalls, mystical temples, and a plethora of adventure activities. Various Kodaikanal sightseeing packages are available online which cater to the needs of the travelers.

Be it a Kodaikanal one day trip, or a week-long vacation, the best time to visit this charming city is between the months of November to February, and June to September.

From nature lovers to adventure enthusiasts, or spiritual seekers, a Kodaikanal tourist places map includes various types of attractions to satisfy the needs of all sorts of travelers. For a one day sightseeing in Kodaikanal tour one can choose to some of these popular places like Kodaikanal Lake, Coaker’s Walk, Bear Shola Falls, Pillar Rocks, Bryant Park, Silent Valley, Suicide Point, and Dolphin’s Nose. Kodaikanal tourism is also famous for its temples such as Kurinji Andavar Temple, and Subrahmanya Temple. These temples are the best places to visit for religious travels in Kodaikanal.

A Kodaikanal sightseeing map not only includes popular places to visit but also features some of the best places for adventure activities. Being a hill station, Kodaikanal is famous for numerous thrilling outdoor activities such as trekking, hiking, camping, mountain biking, horse riding, boating, and much more. For best travels in Kodaikanal, one must indulge in these adventurous activities which will make their Kodaikanal trip experience even more memorable.


While Kodaikanal tourism brings you close to nature, it also lets you indulge in activities like shopping. There are various shopping places, and markets where one can purchase the best items of Kodaikanal. Some of the best things that one can buy in Kodaikanal are medicinal oils, balms, homemade chocolates of different varieties, souvenirs, organic food items, and handicrafts.

A Kodaikanal tourist map also guides you through the best nightlife places in the city. Even though Kodaikanal does not have an extremely peppy and dazzling nightlife but there are some places where one can chug down exotic drinks, savor delicious food, and dance to the booming music beats to enjoy the party culture of the city. Some of the best nightclubs in Kodaikanal are End Of The Road, Grammy, and the Oasis.

Traveling to Kodaikanal is not a hassle. There are numerous ways to reach the city. One can book a flight, bus or train tickets to travel to Kodaikanal. Tourists traveling from nearby cities like Chennai, Madurai, Ooty, Coonoor, or Bengaluru can self-drive to the hill town using a Kodaikanal map for proper navigation. There are numerous Kodaikanal tourism buses, and private vehicles which help travelers explore the city in a planned, and hassle-free manner.

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Places To Visit In Kodaikanal

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    Pillar Rocks are amongst the most sought after tourist spots of Kodaikanal that command a visited. This tourist attraction stands at a distance of 8 km from the heart of the city and comprises of three vertical granite boulders that stand shoulder to shoulder amidst untouched packets of condensed rainforests. Looming high a...

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  • Bear Shola Falls in Kodaikanal

    Bear Shola Falls, a perfect picnic spot is located at a distance of 2 km from the Kodaikanal Lake in the Reserve Forest. As it flows in the forest area, the purity of the falls is unspoiled by human intrusions. There is an interesting legend behind the name of this tourist spot. It says that a bear used to frequent these fa...

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  • Silver Cascade Falls in Kodaikanal

    Silver Cascade Falls came into being when in the year 1863 Madurai's British Collector Sir Vere Henry Levinge dammed waters of three streams to construct an artificial lake. The result was Kodaikanal Lake. The overflowing water of Kodai Lake is collected and channeled through a stream that gushes down as these glistening fa...

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  • Thalaiyar Falls in Kodaikanal

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Travel To Kodaikanal

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By Air

Since Kodaikanal does not have its own airport, one might wonder how to reach Kodaikanal by flight, and find it difficult to reach Kodaikanal by air. Even though the city is not facilitated by its own airport but there are a few nearby airports like Trichy (150 kilometers), Madurai (120 km), and Coimbatore (175 km), Madurai being the nearest airport to Kodaikanal.

Now, one might be thinking how to reach Kodaikanal from Madurai. Located 120 kilometers from the city center of Kodaikanal, Madurai airport is facilitated with various transportations. One can hire a cab, board a bus, or take a taxi to reach Kodaikanal from Madurai. Similarly, the answer how to reach Kodaikanal from Coimbatore is the same. Coimbatore airport is 175 kilometers from Kodaikanal, and one can choose from various local transfer options which include buses, tuk-tuks, and private cabs. A Kodaikanal travel guide includes detailed information about Kodaikanal route map and Kodaikanal distance from various cities.

By Train

Planning to travel to Kodaikanal by train? The city of Kodaikanal is connected to other parts of India through rail via Kodai road railway station. It is the nearest railway station to Kodaikanal up to where one can book their train tickets to reach this city. Various trains like Tuticorin Express, Tiruchendur Express, Nagercoil Express, Pearl City Express, and Trivandrum Express are some of the common trains that operate to and from the Kodai road railway station, the nearest railway station for Kodaikanal.

How to reach Kodaikanal from Kodaikanal Road railway station: This railway station is approximately 80 kilometers from the city center, and there are various transportation options available to reach Kodaikanal. One can take a local or private bus, or hire a taxi to reach the desired location in Kodaikanal.

By Road

For people who love long drives or ones who want to save on their budget, traveling to Kodaikanal by road is one of the best options to reach the city. While traveling by road, one can choose various options such as bus, cab, or private vehicle. One must keep a Kodaikanal road map handy while traveling to Kodaikanal by road. A Kodaikanal map is quite useful to carry while traveling by road.

One of the most exciting advantages of traveling to Kodaikanal by bus is that one gets an opportunity to enjoy the scenic Kodaikanal bus route which features greenery all around along with soothing environs and majestic landscapes. On reaching the city, one can board a Kodaikanal sightseeing bus which takes the tourists through the popular attractions of the city.

One can also choose to drive to Kodaikanal on their own. Some of the best driving routes to Kodaikanal, and their distances from respective cities are given below:

Coonoor To Kodaikanal: 232.7 kilometers

Kolkata To Kodaikanal: 2,186.1 kilometers

Distance Between Ooty And Kodaikanal:  kilometers

Kodaikanal And Ooty Distance: 250 kilometers

Dindigul Kodaikanal Distance: 2,627.8 kilometers

Distance Between Coimbatore And Kodaikanal: 171.9 kilometers

Distance Between Madurai And Kodaikanal: 116.2 kilometers

Distance Between Kodaikanal And Munnar: 162.8 kilometers

Ooty To Kodaikanal: 250 kilometers

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    Sudipta Sengupta

    Bengaluru

    Sudipta's 3 days trip to Kodaikanal

    Thanks travel Triangle for fine arrangement. Like my previous three tour this was also very nice. I will recommend my friends circle to travel Triangle.

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    Jainfamilykapil

    Bangalore

    Jainfamilykapil's 8 days trip to Kodaikanal

    Enjoyed the trip. Hotels arranged by Sameera (68M Holidays) were nice, especially Hotel Rupa Spree Elite, Mysore was awesome. Driver Paul behaved nicely and answered each query politely.

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    Rameswaram

    Gana's 4 days trip to Kodaikanal

    Happy and Memorable trip with gosthala tours.. Trip went very well and support from cab driver also good.iam very happy with gostala for memorable trip.

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    Rohankumar

    Bangalore

    Rohankumar's 3 days trip to Kodaikanal

    Kodaikanal is amazing.. we had a great time .. Good : 1. lot of nice places to cover 2. driver was good, polite and helpful. Logesh - he got up early at 5 to drive us to Coimbatore airport. without him, we could have even missed our flight. 3. Hotel - room is good. Not good: 1. there's no network at hotel, even WiFi was not working. 2. Hotel - Food is ok..price is little more. Service is very slow.

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    Darshan Ballal

    Pune

    Darshan's 6 days trip to Kodaikanal

    It was nice experience with travel triangle n Victory World Tour. One suggestion - it would be better if you ask cab driver language preference.

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    Muniraj Kumar

    Bengaluru

    Muniraj's 3 days trip to Kodaikanal

    Great and awesome trip with everything as expected.Very friendly driver made my trip cool and enjoyable.I would like to thank Victory World and Travel Triangle for their service. Each and every moment

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    Piku

    Chennai

    Piku's 3 days trip to Kodaikanal

    Please make sure next time when we are going to a hill station particularly during winter tile the druver also gets some decent accomodation. The hotel rooms were ok but not perfect as the bathrooms were not cleaned kindly make sure good resort was choosen. The climate was damn good and food was very nice at sterling

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    Abhishek Lingamallu

    Bengaluru south

    Abhishek's 4 days trip to Kodaikanal

    The trip plan and resort choice is good. But the driver is very very bad. Had worst experience with cab driver from the start of the trip. Where ever we start he’ll tells that that will be closed. The worst thing is even for dinner and lunch also if we ask for a certain place he finds many reasons not to go there. At start only we understood and requested travel agent to change the driver, they convinced and sent us. We had a very bad and worst memories where our entire happiest trip mood changed to hit discussions and fight with the driver. Entire spoiler of the trip The best thing travel agent did is booking the resorts. The resorts are really awesome and the service is excellent. The eagles dare is one good option we chose in ooty

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    Vaibhav Dubey

    Bangalore

    Vaibhav's 3 days trip to Kodaikanal

    It was a pleasurable experience on our hassle free trip to Kodaikanal! We would surely prefer Travel Triangle for our next holiday trips!

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    Ravi Thakker

    Mumbai

    Ravi's 7 days trip to Kodaikanal

    There were some initial hitches with my bookings as the agreed itenary were sold out once the payment was made but post that it was a smooth ride with Carlo travels. Only recommendation would be to be more careful and confirm about property avialbility before final bookings. A special mention for the cab service that they had provided 'South Tourism'. They were absolutely professional, disciplined and had a amazing fleet. Our driver Mr.Sridhar was very nice, he had hands on knowledge of all roads and and was very courteous. Would recommend Carlo travels to provide services from South Tourism to all their clients.

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    Medicinal oils, balms, homemade chocolates of different varieties, souvenirs, organic food items, and handicrafts are some of the best things to buy in Kodaikanal.

     

    Tava Vegetarian Restaurant, Hilltop Inn, Aby's Cafe, and Tibetan Brothers are some of the best restaurants in Kodaikanal.

     

    November to February, and June to September are the best time to visit Kodaikanal.

    Kodaikanal Lake, Coaker’s Walk, Bear Shola Falls, Pillar Rocks, Bryant Park, Silent Valley, Suicide Point, and Dolphin’s Nose, and Kurinji Andavar Temple are some of the best sightseeing places in Kodaikanal.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Kodaikanal to Batlagundu, Kodai to Dolphin's Nose to Vellagavi to Kumbakkarai, Shembaganur to Morappur to Adukkam, Kodai to Green Hut, and Kodai to Thoppi Thooki Parai are some of the best trekking trails in Kodaikanal.

     

     

    The distance between Bangalore and kodaikanal is 462 kilometers and can be covered in 8 to 10 hours easily. It is safe to drive from Bangalore to Kodaikanal. 

     

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