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Oct - May
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Weather in Kodaikanal

Sat, Jul 20 2024

19.61ºC | 12.09ºC

Clouds from morning to night

71.29% Humidity

Sun, Jul 21 2024

19.68ºC | 11.84ºC

Clouds from morning to night

70.0% Humidity

Mon, Jul 22 2024

21.44ºC | 12.23ºC

Clouds in morning , afternoon and night and rain in evening

68.13% Humidity

Tue, Jul 23 2024

21.28ºC | 12.33ºC

Rain in morning , afternoon and evening and clouds in night

69.25% Humidity

Wed, Jul 24 2024

21.35ºC | 11.97ºC

Rain in morning , afternoon and evening and clouds in night

68.5% Humidity

Thu, Jul 25 2024

11.93ºC | 11.93ºC

Clouds from morning to night

82.0% Humidity

Best Time To Visit Kodaikanal

Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination

Kodaikanal is a place that is ideal for a vacation throughout the year. However, the best time to visit Kodaikanal is from October to March. Tourists can also enjoy the famous Tea and Tourism Festival in Kodaikanal which is celebrated every year in the month of January. Another popular festival which is again celebrated in the month of January is Pongal. Thus, winter is an ideal time to visit Kodaikanal. The temperature also remains between 8°C to 17°C which is ideal to enjoy all sorts of activities. The weather of Kodaikanal is the main reason many travelers leave behind the hot and humid plains of Tamil Nadu. The thin, pine-scented air of Kodaikanal – which is located 2,133 meters above sea level – attracts thousands of tourists every year. The climate and temperature of Kodaikanal, owing to its location in Palani Hills, is cooler than the rest of Tamil Nadu.

Kodaikanal sees the highest number of travelers in the winter season which is from December to February as the weather is most pleasant during these months. Two main festivals which are Pongal and Tea and Tourism festivals are also celebrated during the month of January.

The monsoon season in Kodaikanal begins in June and continues till September. It receives a great amount of rainfall during these months which can hamper your outdoor plans. However, Kodaikanal looks heavenly beautiful owing to its lush green valleys which get enhances during the monsoon season. This could be an ideal time to visit Kodaikanal for nature lovers.

Let’s take a detailed look at the best month to visit Kodaikanal below:

March to June (20°C to 32°C):

During the months from March to June, Kodaikanal experiences the summer season. Unlike the northern region, the summer season in Kodaikanal is pleasant. Weather in Kodaikanal in May is cool and refreshing, perfect for sightseeing, outdoor activities, and trekking.

Significance: The significance of visiting Kodaikanal during the months from March to June is that one can enjoy a number of outdoor activities like boating etc. The temperature does not go beyond 32 degree Celsius and the weather is also pleasant.

December to February (8°C to 17°C):

December to February witnesses the winter season in Kodaikanal with the temperature dropping to a minimum of 8 degree Celsius. This is considered the best time to visit Kodaikanal. One can enjoy the Pongal festival during this time which is celebrated in the month of January. Kodaikanal weather in December is just perfect for some winter treks.

Significance: The significance of visiting Kodaikanal during the months from December to February is that one can enjoy the most ideal weather in Kodaikanal suitable for all sorts of activities. And also one can indulge in festivals like Pongal and Tea and Tourism festivals.

June to September (20°C to 30°C):

During the months from June to September, Kodaikanal experiences monsoon season. The place becomes lush green with a stunning landscape. Monsoon season is not an advisable season to plan a visit to Kodaikanal as the slopes become slippery and it becomes inconvenient to explore during the rainfall.

Significance: The significance of visiting Kodaikanal in the monsoon season is that one can get the most picturesque views of the lush green valleys. The whole landscape looks appealing and also this is the best time for sightseeing of waterfalls.

The weather conditions in Kodaikanal remain more or less the same throughout the year. The months of April and May make up the peak tourist season in Kodaikanal. Summer is the best season to visit Kodaikanal as the temperatures in Kodaikanal are pleasant and various horticultural shows are organized at Bryant Park in Kodaikanal. The post-monsoon months of September-October are less crowded with occasional clear skies. So, this hill station can be visited at any time of the year. However, the best time to visit Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu is from October through March. Here’s a detailed season-wise look at the ideal time to visit Kodaikanal.

Festivals Celebrated in Kodaikanal

The Grand Annual Summer Festival is celebrated in the month of May and it is one of the most famous festivals in Kodaikanal which is celebrated for 10 days wherein various activities and exhibitions are hosted. If you love culture and festivities, then this could be the best time to visit Kodaikanal for you. There are various cultural dances, music performances, boat races, and flower decorations that are conducted during this festival. Kabaddi tournaments, fishing, and rangoli competitions are some other life events that are conducted during this festival. Other popular festivals celebrated here are Pongal (January), Natyanjali (February of March), Jallikkattu (January), Miladi Sherif (April), and Mother Salette (August).

Climate in Kodaikanal

Summer Season in Kodaikanal

Summer in Kodaikanal lasts from April to June. The weather of Kodaikanal in May allows tourists to go on day and half-day hikes in the Palani Hills and enjoy the natural wonders of the hill station. Kodaikanal weather in June witnesses the average temperatures between 20 degree Celsius and 35 degrees. Kodaikanal in the summer season is a popular destination in Tamil Nadu for honeymooners and families looking to escape the heat.  During this season, sightseeing, boating, trekking, and paragliding are popular things to do in Kodaikanal.

Horticulture Shows, Dog Shows, and Boat Shows are held in Kodaikanal every summer. The ideal weather and entertaining events make summer the best time to visit Kodaikanal.

Monsoon Season in Kodaikanal

Monsoon in Kodaikanal arrives in the month of July and lasts until September. Heavy rainfall in Kodaikanal during this season turns the forested hills into a magical canopy of green. For nature lovers and budget travelers, monsoon is the best season to visit Kodaikanal. Hotel rates tend to go down and there is no tourist crowd. So one can enjoy the serenity of nature during monsoon in Kodaikanal.

Make sure to follow Kodaikanal weather forecast when planning a trip during the monsoon season. Kodaikanal weather in August is pleasant with moderate humidity and nights are colder after rainfall. Those who do not mind getting wet or looking for adventure on slippery slopes, August is the best month to visit Kodaikanal. Trees showcasing every possible hue of green and the moisture-laden air makes monsoon a great season to visit Tamil Nadu.

Winter Season in Kodaikanal

October through March is considered the winter season in Kodaikanal. The weather of Kodaikanal in November starts to get colder, especially in the night. Kodaikanal weather in December witnesses sunny days and chilly nights. The Palani Hills of Tamil Nadu also experience occasional rainfall in December, which makes the hill stations like Kodaikanal more beautiful. Scores of honeymooners and families head to these mountains in Tamil Nadu for a refreshing break. Lakes are full of water, parks adorn fresh greenery, and ample opportunities of trekking make winter the best season to visit Kodaikanal.

Kodaikanal weather in January ranges between 8 degree Celsius and 20 degrees. Make sure to pack woolens while visiting Kodaikanal in winter. The celebrations of Pongal Festival in Kodaikanal in January are worth experiencing.

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    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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    Rohan Kumar

    Bangalore

    Rohan'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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    Pune

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