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Weather in Kodaikanal

Wed, Jul 17 2019

29.39ºC | 22.08ºC

Rain from morning to night

71.29% Humidity

Thu, Jul 18 2019

25.57ºC | 21.08ºC

Rain from morning to night

82.5% Humidity

Fri, Jul 19 2019

28.53ºC | 21.16ºC

Rain from morning to night

80.13% Humidity

Sat, Jul 20 2019

22.19ºC | 21.05ºC

Rain from morning to night

90.88% Humidity

Sun, Jul 21 2019

22.65ºC | 21.09ºC

Rain from morning to night

91.63% Humidity

Mon, Jul 22 2019

21.25ºC | 21.25ºC

Rain from morning to night

95.0% 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:

March to June (20°C to 32°C):

During the months from March to June, Kodaikanal experiences 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.

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. 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.

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 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.

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

Grand Annual Summer Festival is one of the most famous festivals in Kodaikanal which is celebrated for 10 days wherein various activities and exhibitions are hosted. 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 lively events that are conducted during this festival. The festival takes place during the month of May. Other popular festivals celebrated here are Pongal, Natyanjali, Jallikkattu, Miladi Sherif, and Mother Salette.


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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    • Trip to Tamil Nadu

      Myself and my wife had an excellent trip to Ooty and Kodaikanal. The service of inspire holidays is awesome. Never feel any difficulty from the starting of the trip to end of the trip. I have to mention about the driver, his name is Tamil. He is really good and have lot of patience. Never hesitated to answer whatever we’ve asked. He is really good. Travel triangle also very good in coordinating all the activities in the process. Please go with inspire holidays, I give ratings 5/5 Jyothi Mishra from travel triangle, she is awesome. I refer her as she has good knowledge on all the things she does.
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      Joseph Yeruva

      Hyderabad, 14 days ago

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      overall ok experience but could have been much better had the cab on day 2 been planned as per need and the situation in Ooty. - nice hotel ( darshan) with courteous staff. - polite and respectful driver from day 3 ( Ooty to Kodaikanal) onwards - support arranged in toy train tickets by driver - Boating at ooty Lake - breathtaking views at Kodaikanal from Coaker's walk, pillar rocks - amazing pictures clicked at Pine Forest Kodaikanal
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      Vikas Bhatnagar

      Delhi, a month ago

    • Trip to Tamil Nadu

      I had a trip to KodaiKanal, Ooty & Coimbatore. Bhargavi from VFM holidays was very helpful. The trip was good but with few hiccups. I did not have idea about which vehicle suits for our needs. Ultimately ended up adjusting ourselves during the trip with the vehicle provided. KodaiKanal accommodation is very good and we enjoyed location and sightseeing etc. Food prepared by them is very good. In Ooty the accommodation is not up to the mark and there are power cuts in two nights during our stay. We did not expect these kind of issues in a tourist place. We thought that toy train tickets will be booked by travel triangle but ended up in missing it as no tickets available for us to get from railway counter also. Next time, I would need to verify all these before planning for a vacation.
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      HARI KRISHNA KASETTY

      Ooty, a month ago

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      Kodaikanal trip: Thanks travel triangleand Vfm for making my trip smooth and memorable. Excellent service. Best driver who directed us very well.
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      Rekha Narasingaraj

      Chennai, 2 months ago

    • Trip to Tamil Nadu

      One of the biggest disappointments was Kodaikanal Hotel. In PDF shared with us it mentioned Spring Valley Residency but we were given Hotel Spring Valley which is not at all good. Two days we stayed in Kodaikanal we have to face wait outside of hotel to get another hotel confirmation from Customize trip.
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      Saranya Tammineedi

      Coimbatore, 2 months ago

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      Kodaikanal was awesome. Ooty was okay. Hotels in ooty was okay. It's better to go by flight to Coimbatore. So that one day journey will be less.
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      Lavanya Kompally

      Hyderabad, 2 months ago

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      I am really impressed by the way trip was organized. Right from landing in Kodaikanal railway station to our return to Bangalore every bit was perfectly aligned with respect to cabs and itinerary. The drivers were polite and were open to do pit stops wherever we need. They were also knowledgable explaining the beauty of Kodaikanal. Overall I felt really relaxed during the trip with zero worries on how to visit places or where to have lunch/dinner. Thumbs up to Travel Triangle and Corporate Hosts Destination.
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      Bangalore, 2 months ago

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      We had a good time during our Coorg, Ooty, Kodaikanal tour. Tootle tour made a good arrangement. The hotels stay and food was good. the porcupine castle hotel in Coorg has good scenic beauty. Teanest nightingale in Ooty is a small property but the food was good. It was my wife's birthday when we were in Ooty. Caretaker helped to arrange the cake and we could celebrate the birthday. We really enjoyed it.
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      Agent: Travel Thrill very professional service they have provided, Agent name is: Mr.Syed Azahar (9535078647), Very transparent/ Transperent in booking Hotels and Services. Very cooperative because Agent has booked hotels what I recommended hotels only. Cab: Very professional cab driver, name is: Mr.Yakoob, Vehicle: Toyota Etios KA 04 AA 7867. I personally recommend him 5* rated driver and cab. Hotels: The Agent has booked hotels what I personally recommended, There is no mistake of the agent. But In Mysore Hotel: Hotel Pai Vistha Rated --- 4*, In Ooty: Hotel Gem Park 3*, Hotel Sinclairs retreat 1* Very Bad hotel. Kodaikanal- Hotel Kodai Resort : 4* Very Nice Hotel.
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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.

     

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