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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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    • Trip to Tamil Nadu

      We have expected a communication from agent after planning of the trip, once payment is done there is no update on any information. we have kept calling and asking if all arrangements were done or not, until we asked we haven't received the driver details who will be picking us from Coimbatore airport, Itinerary details were not sent to driver who was clueless of which places were planned. As the driver was very friendly, he took us to all the places planned. Hotel in Ooty was disaster with all types of services, no room cleaning, no complimentary water bottles. Kodaikanal hotel was good and beyond expectations in food and all services. Seems like Travel Triangle is just expecting new Travelers and Customers and ignoring the most trusted travelers. very disappointed this time may be the last time trusting Travel triangle.
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      Jahnavi Chandra

      Hyderabad, 2 months ago

    • Trip to Tamil Nadu

      We r very happy with Travel Triangle. Hotel Apple Valley, Kodaikanal was good enough with good food. Thanks to Leena from sky tours for making our trip easy and memorable. TravelTriangle is Definitely recommended to plan your trip hassle free!!! Cheers!
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      Bhargavi Jenne

      Kasavanahalli, 2 months ago

    • 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, 4 months ago

    • Trip to Tamil Nadu

      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, 4 months 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, 5 months ago

    • Trip to Tamil Nadu

      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, 5 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, 5 months ago

    • Trip to Tamil Nadu

      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, 5 months ago

    • Trip to Tamil Nadu

      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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      Sunil Bestavemala Nagaraja

      Bangalore, 5 months ago

    • Trip to Tamil Nadu

      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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      Sushant Pawar

      Bangalore, 6 months ago

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    Yes, Kodaikanal is an amazing place to visit and has many attractions such as Green Valley View, Kodai Lake, Bear Shola Falls, Pillar Rocks, Devil’s Kitchen, and Coakers Walk.

     

    Both Coorg and Kodaikanal are great places to visit. But Coorg has more places to see compared to Kodaikanal.

     

    Both Ooty and Kodaikanal are gorgeous hill stations and receives a great number of tourists. In terms of weather Kodaikanal has pleasant weather throughout the year where as Ooty sees more of winters throughout the year.

    Yes, there are two trains running between Bangalore to Kodaikanal stations one is Mumbai Express (16340) and other one is Mysore Express (16235). The distance covered by train is 421 Km. 

     

     

    Yes it is safe to drive to Kodaikanal, the place has a good network of roads.

    The distance between Bangalore and kodaikanal is 462 kilometers and can be covered in 8 to 10 hours easily. It is safe to drive from Bangalore to Kodaikanal. 

     

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