Trekking 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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Pillar Rocks in Kodaikanal
Pillar Rocks are amongst the most sought after tourist spots of Kodaikanal that command a visited. This tourist attraction stands at a distance of 8 km from the heart of the city and comprises of three vertical granite boulders that stand shoulder to shoulder amidst untouched packets of condensed rainforests. Looming high a...
Bear Shola Falls in Kodaikanal
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...
Kodaikanal Solar Observatory in Kodaikanal
Those who are fascinated by stars and astronomy, the Kodaikanal Solar Observatory, also known as Kodaikanal Observatory is the place to visit. Initially known as Solar Physics Observatory, this is owned and operated by the Indian Institute of Astrophysics. The observatory was set up in 1899 by shifting the activities of a s...
Silver Cascade Falls in Kodaikanal
Silver Cascade Falls came into being when in the year 1863 Madurai's British Collector Sir Vere Henry Levinge dammed waters of three streams to construct an artificial lake. The result was Kodaikanal Lake. The overflowing water of Kodai Lake is collected and channeled through a stream that gushes down as these glistening fa...
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Thalaiyar Falls in Kodaikanal
These falls are 975 feet (297m) high and the highest waterfall in Tamil Nadu, sixth highest waterfall in India and 267th highest in the world. At a distance of 40 Km from Kodaikanal and 485 Km from Chennai, Thalaiyar Falls gush down in the lush green slopes of Palani Hill ranges in the Dindigul District in Kodaikanal. Commo...
Things To Do In Kodaikanal
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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...
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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FAQ's of 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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