Kodaikanal Tour

Kodaikanal Tour

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Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India

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Kodaikanal one of the most famous hill stations in India, is located 120 Kms from Madurai, in Tamil Nadu. Kodaikanal is situated at a height of around 2,133 metre and covers an area of 21.45 Sq Kms. Set amidst the curves of the green Pali hills, the hillresort mesmerizes the tourists.

With its massive rocks, wooded slopes,beautiful waterfalls and a lovely lake, Kodaikanal is a charming hillstation of South India. The fruits and plums of the hill station are famous for their freshness and taste.

The hill station is also known for unique flowering plant Kurunji (Strobilanthus Kunthanus), that blossoms once in 12 years.The hill town is equally renowned for its educational institutions of international standard.

The Summer Festival takes place every year in Kodaikanal, and they are organized to welcome the visitors also. Cultural programs, adventure sports, boat races, flower and fruit shows are organized during the festival.

Major Tourist Attractions in Kodaikanal: Kodaikanal Trekking, Kodaikanal Lake, Shenbaganur Museum, Pillar Rocks, Coaker's Walk, Telescope Houses, Kurinji Andavar Temple, Bear Shola Falls etc.
Kodaikanal Trekking, Kodaikanal
The hill station offers small-time trekking. One can take short treks and hikes to nearby tourist spots as well to local viewpoints. Overnight treks are also available, where one can spend a night at a local village.
Kodaikanal Lake, Kodaikanal
The lake is a magnificentman-made lake, spreads over an area of 16 acres. The star shaped lake setamidst the lush green surrounding. The boat club is another attraction here,which offers several pleasure and racing holiday trips. Boats like T.T.D.C, Kodai boats, Carlton boats are available for hire.
Shenbaganur Museum, Kodaikanal
The museum is located at a distance of 5 Kms from the Kodaikanal lake. The museum houses more than 300 species of orchids and a wide collection of birds. The museum is maintained by Sacred Heart College.
Pillar Rocks, Kodaikanal
In the hill station one can see three massive boulders standing vertically side-by-side. The 122 metres high rocks provides a breathtaking view of surroundings.
Coaker's Walk, Kodaikanal
Coaker's Walk is situated justone Kilometre from the Kodaikanal lake. Coaker's Walk got its name from Lt.Coaker who prepared the map of Kodai. It runs along a steep slope on the southern side of the Kodaikanal. It offers the best views of the plains.
Telescope Houses, Kodaikanal
Two telescope Houses have been put up at Kodaikanal, to enable the visitors to have the stunning view of the valley and the nearby towns.
Kurinji Andavar Temple, Kodaikanal
The temple dedicated to Lord Murugan, lies at a distance of 3.2 Kms from the lake. From this temple,one can get a view of the northern plains and Palani Hills.
Bear Shola Falls, Kodaikanal
The water fall located at a distance of 1.6 Kms from the Kodaikanal lake, is an ideal picnic spot. The picnic spot has the picturesque surroundings.
Famous Excursions from Kodaikanal
Berijam lake
Located at a distance of 21 Kms from Kodaikanal, the lake is one among the beautiful lakes of South India.Spread over an area of 24 hectares, the lake is star shaped and is popular for its fresh water. The drinking water from the lake is supplied to Periakalam town. The lake offers a beautiful view of the nearby areas. On the eastern side of the lake a park is situated called as the Bryant Park,the park is famous for its flowers, hybrids and rafts etc. Several kinds of flowers can be seen in a glass house. The annual horticultural show is held in May.

Silver Cascade Waterfall
The waterfall, 8 Kms from Kodaikanal is located on the Ghat road. The overflow water of Kodai Lake comes down hereas 180 feet high water falls.

Dolphin's Nose
Located at a distance of 8 kms from the Kodaikanal lake, the flat protruding rock, offers breathtaking views of the valley.

The town situated around 21 km from Kodaikanal is a favourite picnic spot.
Accommodation in Kodaikanal
The hotels in Kodaikanal offers a comfortable stay to guests. There are many hotels in the hill station ranging from Deluxe to Budget hotels. The famous hotels of Kodaikanal are Hotel J'S Heritage, Hill Top Towers, Hotel Kodai International, Paradise Inn and The Carlton etc.
Best Time to Visit in Kodaikanal
The climate of Kodaikanal remains pleasant through out the year. The temerature falls to around 8.3ºC in winters and rise up to 19.8ºCin summers. Heavy rains occur during October - December. So the best time to visit Kodaikanal is from April to June and from September to October.
How to reach Kodaikanal?
Kodaikanal hill station is not directly connected with Air and Rail routes. The Hill station is only connected through good motorable roads.

By Air - The nearest airport is Madurai airport (120 Kms) which is connected with major airports of the country.

By Rail - The nearest railway stations from the hill stations are the Kodai Road Railway Station (80 Kms) and the Palani Railway Station (64 Kms).

By Road - Kodaikanal is connected by road with Madurai(120 Kms), Chennai (520 Kms), Ooty (264 Kms), Trichy (197 Kms), Periyar (119 Kms),Coimbatore (138 Kms) and Kumili (160 Kms). Regular busservices are available from Madurai, Palani, Kodaikanal Road, Theni, Dindigul, Tiruchirapalli, Kumuli (Thekkady) and Coimbatore. Taxis and Vansare available for local transportation.
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