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Kodaikanal Tourism | How to Plan a Trip to Kodaikanal

If you are tired of the rush of Ooty, try out the more relaxed, soothing and tranquil sister hill station Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu. Pretty lake, awe inspiring sun set points and verdant landscape makes it one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in South India.

  • Kodaikanal Lake in Tamil Nadu
Kodaikanal At a Glance
  • Average Climate:8°C - 35°C
  • Best Time to Visit:September - May
  • STD Code:04542

Kodaikanal Tourism | Kodaikanal Travel Guide

This Princess of Hill Station is blessed with cool weather and thick forests. Its lake and waterfalls are cherished by its visitors. Kodaikanal, with an altitude of 7200 feet above sea level, offers a picturesque landscape; topping the charts in honeymooners’ list. Herds of sheep frolicking in the green fields and wooded slopes prove to be a retreat. Kodaikanal Lake is a must-visit spot of this hill-station; from boating to horse ride, there is a lot to indulge in. Bryant Park on the other hand too must not be missed; it has about 740 varieties of rose alone! And the Bodhi tree inside it, adds on to the religious significance.

Places to see in Kodaikanal

Take a Kodaikanal Tour and you can visit some of the beautiful scenic attractions. The place is also popularly known for the 16-Sigths-Tour. The major tourist attractions are:-

  • Kodai Lake
  • Coaker's Walk
  • Bryant Park
  • Kodai Astrophysical Observatory
  • Bear Shola Falls
  • Fairy Falls
  • Kurinji Andavar Temple
  • Pillar Rocks
  • Green Valley View
  • Silver Cascade.

Green Valley View is a popular tourist spot and is known better as the Suicide Point for lovers owing to its wind and sheer drop. Kodai Lake is a must visit and the hub of all activities since the year 1867. Here boats are available in a pedal. In addition to that, Shikara's can be hired for a ride on the smooth flowing waters.

Hotels in Kodaikanal

You can choose from a range of accommodations that are available on your tour to Kodaikanal. These hotels offer all the modern day amenities and suit your budget too. The popular names are:-

  • Hotel Paradise Inn
  • Hotel Jewel
  • Hotel J's Heritage
  • The Carlton
  • Hotel Kodai International
  • Green Acres
  • Hill Country Holiday Resorts
  • Roseflower Resort
  • Hotel Garden Manor
  • Valley View Inn

Activities that you can enjoy on your trip to Kodaikanal are rowing, playing golf, strolling around the beautiful parks and so on. You get a chance to relax yourself amidst the green views of nature as well as visit some of the quaint tourist site.