Often referred to as the ‘princess of hill stations’ Kodaikanal is one of the most popular tourist destinations and an oasis for people seeking for a weekend getaway. This gift of the forest attracts throngs of travelers, peace seekers and family vacationers. Sitting against the backdrop of the snow clad, lush green mountains this paradise on earth has always been one of the most popular attractions of Southern India.
This quaint hamlet was established in the year 1845 as a refuge away from the scorching temperatures and diseases of the plains and ever since then, it has remained one of the hubs for peace and nature. Dotted with tall green trees and a number of scenic spots, Kodaikanal is truly a Pandora box for travelers of every type.
Kodaikanal is known for its rich flora and fauna collection which sets this place a bar apart. Each place to visit in Kodaikanal is as scenic and tranquil as the next. From the iconic 60 acres site of Kodai Lake where people can go for horse riding, cycling and boating and the unique Pillar rocks to the cascading bear shoal falls and the magnificently encapsulating Coakers walk, Kodaikanal is filled with numerous breathtaking sites which will make your trip to Kodaikanal worth it. If you are an adventure lover then Kodaikanal offers you the option of making the Kodai – Palani trek which welcomes the trekkers with exciting and thrilling views of the surrounding mountains. Other than this, Kodaikanal has a number of other trekking routes which excite the thrill seekers. Some of the other unique tourist attractions of Kodaikanal include – Kodaikanal solar observatory, Kurinji temple, pine forest, Kukkal caves and Shembaganur museum of natural history. Visit this magnificent mosaic of greenery, mountains and welcoming people, and take away with you a lifetime worth of memories.
A. If looking for a honeymoon package to kodaikanal then an 8 days and 7 nights package will cost about 50K rupees. 4 days and 3 nights of a kodaikanal tour package will cost 20K to 25K rupees.
Q.How far is kodaikanal from Ooty?
A. Kodaikanal is 254 kms away from Ooty and by road its takes 7 to 8 hours to get there.
Q.Which is the best time to visit Kodaikanal?
A. Ideally the winter months of october to march is the best time to visit Kodaikanal and experience the cool winter days in the south. If you plan your trip smartly, then june to september is also a great time to experience the rain washed hills when the lushness of the valley is amplified.
Q.Does Kodaikanal experience snowfall?
A. During the cold winter season when the temperature drops considerably low especially at night, there may be very slight snow.
Q.Is kodaikanal worth visiting?
A. Yes. absolutely. While exploring Tamil nadu a trip to its hill station will be an experience to remember. The scenic vistas, peaceful atmosphere, delicious food and pleasant weather will be like a breath of fresh air.