Weekend Trip to Kodaikanal , Tamil Nadu
- Hill Station
Summer 20 to 36°C
Winter 8 to 30°C
Distance / Traveling Time
From Bangalore: 464 kilometers / 7 h ,17 m
Best Time To Visit
Placed at an altitude of 7200 feet above the sea level, the beautiful hill town of Kodaikanal is the perfect holiday retreat from Bangalore, during the weekends. Sometimes referred to as the Princess of Hill Stations, it is nestled amidst the Palani Hills in the Western Ghats. It is also the site for viewing the beautiful Kurunji flower that blossoms once in 12 years. One of the most picturesque hill stations in Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal boasts of several beautiful locations, a calm atmosphere, various tourist attractions, lush greenery, pleasant climate and much more. You can indulge in a number of activities such as trekking, boating, cycling, horse riding etc. That is not all, Kodaikanal also houses a number of educational institutions, which are popular worldwide. Have a relaxing vacation with your loved ones in this hill town.
How to Reach Kodaikanal
There are no direct from Bangalore to Kodaikanal. However, you can get on-board a train from Bangalore to Kodai Road, which is located at a distance of 80 km from the main city. Once at the railway station, you can either rent a cab or opt for a local vehicle or bus.
You can take a flight from Bangalore airport to Madurai, which is the nearest airport to Kodaikanal. The airport in Madurai is about 126 km away from the hill station of Kodaikanal. To go to Kodaikala from the airport, you can either hire a taxi or an auto.
It is suitable for you to hire a private taxi from Bangalore to Kodaikanal. However, there is also an option of taking a direct bus from Bangalore to Kodaikanal.