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Best time to visit

Oct - May

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5-6 Days



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Weather in Kodaikanal

Wed, Jan 16 2019

9.29ºC | 9.29ºC

Clear from morning to night

87.0% Humidity

Thu, Jan 17 2019

27.31ºC | 7.71ºC

Clear from morning to night

64.0% Humidity

Fri, Jan 18 2019

27.6ºC | 8.49ºC

Clear from morning to night

66.38% Humidity

Sat, Jan 19 2019

27.36ºC | 8.32ºC

Clear from morning to night

63.0% Humidity

Sun, Jan 20 2019

26.73ºC | 7.23ºC

Clear from morning to night

63.38% Humidity

Mon, Jan 21 2019

27.56ºC | 7.69ºC

Clear from morning to night

57.29% Humidity

Best Time To Visit Kodaikanal

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

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

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 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.

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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