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Things To Do In Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

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Activities In Kodaikanal

Situated in the temple state of India (Tamil Nadu), Kodaikanal is a charming hill station known for its enchanting landscapes, and numerous tourist attractions. The enticing beauty of Kodaikanal lures a large number of tourists who flock to this place to explore its magnificence and grandeur. Apart from the alluring tourist spots, and sightseeing places, there are innumerable things to do in Kodaikanal that make your vacation even more fun-filled, and adventurous. Here are some of the best activities to do in Kodaikanal which will add thrill to your holiday at this paradisiacal land.

Wondering what to do in Kodaikanal? Out of the numerous activities in Kodaikanal, swimming in the freshwater of Silver Cascade waterfall. This waterfall originates from the Kodai Lake and its base provides a rejuvenating retreat for the travelers where they can take a bath under the freely falling water, and swim in its freshwaters. If you are looking for adventure sports in Kodaikanal, the city won’t disappoint you in this section as well. With loads of adventure activities in Kodaikanal such as horse riding, fishing, boating, and tent camping, one can never miss adventure during their trip to this hill station.

For a Kodaikanal special retreat, one must spend a day a the Kodai estate. A day outing at the Kodai estate is one of the best things to do in Kodaikanal for nature lovers, and couples. Nestled amidst the pine, cardamom, pepper, pear, avocado, and lots of other trees, this estate is a perfect place to rest in the arms of nature, and bask in the serenity of nature. Other Kodaikanal India points of interest for nature lovers include a visit to the Bryant Park. A day out at this 20 acre park is one of the top 10 things to do in Kodaikanal. Visit this place to spectate a variety of flora and fauna featuring more than 300 species of plants.

A visit to the Suicide Point is one of the top things to do in Kodaikanal. Also known as the Green Valley, this place is situated just 5 kilometers from the Kodai Lake. It is a popular viewpoint known for enthralling bird’s eye view of the lush green valleys, hills, plains, and the Vaigai Dam. Other popular things to do in Kodaikanal India include a night safari across the hills. It is an exciting experience which lets you explore the wildlife of the city under the night sky. If lucky, you can spectate animals like bisons, porcupines, wild boars and several other animals.

Trekking is also one of the best Kodaikanal adventure activities which is a major source of tourism as the thrilling trekking trails lure numerous adventure enthusiasts to flock to this cty. Some of the most popular trekking routes are Kodaikanal to Batlagundu, Kodai to Dolphin's Nose to Vellagavi to Kumbakkarai, Shembaganur to Morappur to Adukkam, Kodai to Green Hut, and Kodai to Thoppithookkipparai. These trekking trails not only help taste the thrill of adventure but also bring trekkers close to nature, and provide an opportunity of camping under the night sky.

With so many things to do in Kodaikanal, this city is a perfect place for all types of travelers, be it honeymooners, nature enthusiasts, families, or adventure seekers.

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Camping in Kodaikanal

Blessed by Mother Nature, Kodaikanal is among the most scenic spots of India. Among many other sightseeing attractions and things to do, camping in Kodaikanal is one of the most preferred activities. it is an experience to treasure amidst dense jungles with exotic flora and fauna and a favorable environment. There are sever...

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Trekking in Kodaikanal

Trekking in Kodaikanal is truly a trekker’s delight as the city is blessed by several exquisite locales that offer trekking opportunities to both – beginners and professionals. Also known as Princess of Hill stations, the city’s name in Tamil means ‘Gift of the Forest’. So whether, it is about the Princess of Hill stations ...

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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

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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, 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

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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, 5 months ago

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      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

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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, 5 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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      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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