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Trekking in Kodaikanal

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Tourism in Kodaikanal

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About 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 or gift of the forest, trekking enthusiasts are presented with amazing landscapes to trek with lovely variety.

Trekking places in Kodaikanal take trekkers through grasslands, eucalyptus trees, terrace gardens, gentle waterfalls, green meadows, flower beds, deep valleys, soothing streams, tumbling hillsides, and Shola forests. The distinctiveness of Kodaikanal trekking spots stems from the fact that trekking in the region is organized by guides. Trekking trails in Kodaikanal are countless that range from easy to difficult levels.

Most of the Kodaikanal trekking places take trekkers into the depths of the jungles. Several treks are scenic but steep that introduce people to wonderful waterfalls as well aromatic tea estates. Some of the popular treks are –

Thalaiyar Falls: These falls are all time favorite of trekkers that take almost 2-3 hours from one side.   

Bear Shola falls: From these falls, a small trekking track leads into the Shola forest, introducing trekkers to forest trekking in Kodaikanal. A rugged pathway leads to the falls that lasts the visitor just 5 minutes.

Palani Hills: From the dark deep woods to the beautiful green grasslands - the trek to Palani Hills in Kodaikanal is one of the most picturesque ones.

Other trekking attractions in Kodaikanal are Kodaikanal Lake, Devil's Kitchen in Pillar Rocks, Silent Valley National Park, Bison Wells, and Perumal Peak. Dolphin Nose Kodaikanal trekking is also looked upon by ardent trekkers. One of the most challenging Kodaikanal trekking routes is from Periyakulam Adukkam- Kodaikanal, which can be covered within 7 hours. Those who prefer an easy walk, the route from Kodaikanal to Berijam is suitable.

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    Bear Shola Falls, a perfect picnic spot is located at a distance of 2 km from the Kodaikanal Lake in the Reserve Forest. As it flows in the forest area, the purity of the falls is unspoiled by human intrusions. There is an interesting legend behind the name of this tourist spot. It says that a bear used to frequent these fa...

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    Sudipta Sengupta

    Bengaluru

    Sudipta's 3 days trip to Kodaikanal

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    Jainfamilykapil's 8 days trip to Kodaikanal

    Enjoyed the trip. Hotels arranged by Sameera (68M Holidays) were nice, especially Hotel Rupa Spree Elite, Mysore was awesome. Driver Paul behaved nicely and answered each query politely.

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    Gana's 4 days trip to Kodaikanal

    Happy and Memorable trip with gosthala tours.. Trip went very well and support from cab driver also good.iam very happy with gostala for memorable trip.

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    Rohankumar

    Bangalore

    Rohankumar's 3 days trip to Kodaikanal

    Kodaikanal is amazing.. we had a great time .. Good : 1. lot of nice places to cover 2. driver was good, polite and helpful. Logesh - he got up early at 5 to drive us to Coimbatore airport. without him, we could have even missed our flight. 3. Hotel - room is good. Not good: 1. there's no network at hotel, even WiFi was not working. 2. Hotel - Food is ok..price is little more. Service is very slow.

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    Darshan Ballal

    Pune

    Darshan's 6 days trip to Kodaikanal

    It was nice experience with travel triangle n Victory World Tour. One suggestion - it would be better if you ask cab driver language preference.

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    Muniraj Kumar

    Bengaluru

    Muniraj's 3 days trip to Kodaikanal

    Great and awesome trip with everything as expected.Very friendly driver made my trip cool and enjoyable.I would like to thank Victory World and Travel Triangle for their service. Each and every moment

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    Piku

    Chennai

    Piku's 3 days trip to Kodaikanal

    Please make sure next time when we are going to a hill station particularly during winter tile the druver also gets some decent accomodation. The hotel rooms were ok but not perfect as the bathrooms were not cleaned kindly make sure good resort was choosen. The climate was damn good and food was very nice at sterling

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    Abhishek Lingamallu

    Bengaluru south

    Abhishek's 4 days trip to Kodaikanal

    The trip plan and resort choice is good. But the driver is very very bad. Had worst experience with cab driver from the start of the trip. Where ever we start he’ll tells that that will be closed. The worst thing is even for dinner and lunch also if we ask for a certain place he finds many reasons not to go there. At start only we understood and requested travel agent to change the driver, they convinced and sent us. We had a very bad and worst memories where our entire happiest trip mood changed to hit discussions and fight with the driver. Entire spoiler of the trip The best thing travel agent did is booking the resorts. The resorts are really awesome and the service is excellent. The eagles dare is one good option we chose in ooty

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    Vaibhav Dubey

    Bangalore

    Vaibhav's 3 days trip to Kodaikanal

    It was a pleasurable experience on our hassle free trip to Kodaikanal! We would surely prefer Travel Triangle for our next holiday trips!

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    Ravi Thakker

    Mumbai

    Ravi's 7 days trip to Kodaikanal

    There were some initial hitches with my bookings as the agreed itenary were sold out once the payment was made but post that it was a smooth ride with Carlo travels. Only recommendation would be to be more careful and confirm about property avialbility before final bookings. A special mention for the cab service that they had provided 'South Tourism'. They were absolutely professional, disciplined and had a amazing fleet. Our driver Mr.Sridhar was very nice, he had hands on knowledge of all roads and and was very courteous. Would recommend Carlo travels to provide services from South Tourism to all their clients.

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    FAQ's of Kodaikanal

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    Each season has its own charm. December through February has the ideal weather for trekking while June through October is the best time to explore waterfalls in full glory.

     

    Yes, pack at least one light woollen sweater or down jacket as the weather in Kodaikanal drops during night.

     

    Kumbakarai Falls trek, Bear Shola Falls trek, and Berijam Lake trek are popular trails.

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