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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 in Kodaikanal

    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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  • Kodaikanal Solar Observatory in Kodaikanal

    Those who are fascinated by stars and astronomy, the Kodaikanal Solar Observatory, also known as Kodaikanal Observatory is the place to visit. Initially known as Solar Physics Observatory, this is owned and operated by the Indian Institute of Astrophysics. The observatory was set up in 1899 by shifting the activities of a s...

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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

    These falls are 975 feet (297m) high and the highest waterfall in Tamil Nadu, sixth highest waterfall in India and 267th highest in the world. At a distance of 40 Km from Kodaikanal and 485 Km from Chennai, Thalaiyar Falls gush down in the lush green slopes of Palani Hill ranges in the Dindigul District in Kodaikanal. Commo...

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Things To Do In Kodaikanal

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  • Camping in Kodaikanal

    Blessed by Mother Nature, Kodaikanal is among the most scenic spots of India. Among many other sightseeing attractions and things to do, camping in Kodaikanal is one of the most preferred activities. it is an experience to treasure amidst dense jungles with exotic flora and fauna and a favorable environment. There are sever...

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  • Trekking in Kodaikanal

    Trekking in Kodaikanal is truly a trekker’s delight as the city is blessed by several exquisite locales that offer trekking opportunities to both – beginners and professionals. Also known as Princess of Hill stations, the city’s name in Tamil means ‘Gift of the Forest’. So whether, it is about the Princess of Hill stations ...

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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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    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.

     

    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.

     

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

     

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

     

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

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