Being one of the most well known hill resorts in India, Kodaikanal is situated on the southern pinnacle of the upper Palani Hills near Madurai in TamilNadu. Surrounded with rocks, woods, serene lakes and soothing air to embrace, Kodaikanal is the desired destination for tourists across the globe. At an altitude of about 2,133 mts, this tourist spot is spread across an area of 21.45-sq-km. Hill-plantain fruits and plums are best to be tasted here.
One shall never experience extremes of climate in Kodaikanal. During January, however, the night temperatures drop down to freezing, even ice is seen on the edges of the lakes. During summer (from March to May), the temperature stays between 20°C to 11°C, while in winters (from December to February) the temperature ranges between 17.3°C to 8.3°C. Monsoon could, however, be seen during the months of June to September.
If you ever disbelieved the mesmerizing power of Nature, you should travel to Kodaikanal, which beckons you with an enchanting spell. A honeymooners’ haven, Koadaikanal is a hill resort in TamilNadu situated at an altitude of about 2,133-m high amidst the folds of the Pali hills.
The pride of Kodaikanal is the ‘Kurinji-flower’, which blossoms once in 12 years, imparting an ethereal beauty to the hills. The hill town is also renowned for its educational institutions of international repute.
Best time to visit Kodaikanal is April to June during the summer. Monsoon from September to October also offers different experience.
Places to Visit in Kodaikanal
- Berijam Lake
- Bryant Park
- Shenbaganur Museum
- The Boat Club
- Kodaikanal Lake
- Coaker’s Walk
- Guna Cave (Devil’s Kitchen)
- Kurinji Andavar Temple
- Silver Cascade and Bear Shola Falls
HOW TO REACH KODAIKANAL / KODAI
At a distance of 95 km from Dindigul, 117 km from Madurai, 169 km from Coimbatore, 469 km from Bangalore,272 km from Kochi, 162 km from Munnar, 253 km from Ooty & 528 km from Chennai, Kodaikanal, also referred to as Kodai is one of the best hill stations in South India.
Kodaikanal, often referred to as the ‘Princess of Hill stations’ is located in Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu. Kodai is a beautiful hill station at an altitude of about 7000 feet (2133 m) on the southern tip of upper Palani hills. It has several scenic natural attractions which are enjoyed by its visitors and make it a popular romantic destination.
Madurai is the nearest Airport to Kodai. There is no direct train facility to Kodaikanal. Kodai Road, situated on Madurai – Dindigul route is the nearest train station. This station has good connectivity with major cities in India. Direct bus connectivity is available from Madurai, Coimbatore, Palani, Dindigul, Ooty, etc. Buses from Madurai to Kodaikanal start from Arappalayam Bus Station. From Coimbatore, buses to Kodaikanal run from Ukkadam Bus stand.
Nearest Airport: Madurai – Madurai Airport (128 Kms)
Nearest Train Station: Kodai Road Station (79 Kms)
Nearest Bus Station: Kodaikanal Central Bus Station