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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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  • Silver Cascade Falls in Kodaikanal

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

    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.

     

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

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