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Kodaikanal Travel Guide

From nightlife to shopping, and from delicious cuisines to peppy festivals, the city of Kodaikanal never fails to excite the travel bugs. A Kodaikanal travel guide not only features sightseeing, and natural bounties but also provides an opportunity to the travelers to enjoy other specialities of the city. Here is some essential information about the city which might help the travelers explore the hidden side of Kodaikanal.

Shopping in Kodaikanal

No matter what sort of a vacation one is going on, shopping is one such activity that everyone must indulge in. Travel shopping is much more beyond clothing, and accessories. It includes souvenirs, handicrafts, and exclusive products of a particular place that remain as a memory of your trip.

Here is a Kodaikanal tourist guide for shopping across the city which will answer your questions like ‘what to buy’, and ‘where to buy’. The hill town of Kodaikanal is studded with numerous shopping places like Shalimar Weaves, Danish Display, Coaker's Walk, and Anna Salai market.

Coming to what to buy in Kodaikanal, the city is famous for its medicinal oils, balms, homemade chocolates of different varieties, souvenirs, organic food items, and handicrafts.  

Nightlife in Kodaikanal

Being a small hill station, Kodaikanal does not have a lot to offer when it comes to nightlife, unlike the metro cities of India. But still, its limited nightlife provides ample options to the travelers to enjoy their vacation. Here’s a full-fledged Kodaikanal guide to the best nightlife places in the city:

End Of The Road: This nightclub is located inside Hotel Carlton. It is known for its lively ambiance which complements the party mood. Visit this place to enjoy exotic drinks, cocktails, and a wide range of liquor. Another benefit of this place is that it is quite close to the Kodai Lake, thus, one can walk to the lake to spend some time besides its calm and serene shores.

Grammy: Located inside Hotel Quality Inn, Grammy is one of the most dazzling nightclubs in Kodaikanal. Its upmarket ambiance, soothing music, huge distillery, and lip smacking food make this place a perfect hangout spot to enjoy the nightlife of Kodaikanal.  

The Oasis: A part of the premium property of Hotel Kodai International, The Oasis is one of the best places to hangout during the night in Kodaikanal. With an elegant ambiance, soothing setting, and an comfortable sitting, this place beckons travelers to enjoy their night at this club. It also boasts of a wide variety of liquors, both Indian, and Foreign, and also serves delicious food.

Festivals in Kodaikanal

The city of Kodaikanal celebrates numerous festivals with huge pomp and show. There are a number of cultural as well as religious festivals which are celebrated every year with great zeal, and enthusiasm. Here’s a list of some of the most important festivals:

Pongal: Dedicated to the Sun  God, Pongal is a harvest festival which is not only celebrated in Kodaikanal but throughout the state of Tamil Nadu. To witness the celebrations of this auspicious festival one must plan their trip in the month of January.

Natyanjali Festival: Dedicated to the God of dance, this festival is celebrated in Kodaikanal in the month of February and March. It is a 4-day long festival which features dancers from all over India who flock to this city to pay tribute to Lord Nataraja (God of Dance).


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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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