Know About splendid and eventful tour of Summer Holiday City Kodaikanal Tamil Nadu: Kodaikanal Tour & Travel Guide

Kodaikanal is the ideal place for those wishing to spend summer holiday in the lap of mother nature , away from hot Indian summer. In the Tamil language Kodaikanal means Gift of the forest and places such as Bryant Park, Coaker’s Walk and Green Valley View etc.  will force you to realized why the city is named so.  This is since 1906 that city have tradition of having plantation of Pine forest.

The city of Kodaikanal offers some picturesque lakes, breathtaking panoramic views of Palani Hills, Boating, Trekking, rock climbing and other charms essential for a famous hill station, so don’t be surprised to know that city is popular as the “Princess of Hill Stations”. Kodaikanal is also famous for fruits and very huge variety of flowers. Some of the flora of Kodaikanal are quite unique and rare to found elsewhere, one of such unique flowering plant is Kurunji (Strobilanthus Kunthanus), which has not bloomed since 2004.

Rocky woody surroundings and bracing air are prompting for yet another visit to city. Kodaikanal Lake, Bear Shola Falls, Shembaganur Museum of Natural History,Kodaikanal Solar Observatory, Guna caves and Kurinji Andavar Murugan temple are some of the prime tourist attractions of Kodaikanal.

Kodaikanal Hotels are renowned for offering most comfortable tourist accommodation at very much affordable rates. City hotels and restaurants are serving Continental and Chinese food along with spicy Indian cuisines. Other tour & travel details like the air, bus, train journey, shopping, climate etc.  are also included here.


Vital Tourist Information : Kodaikanal

Location : Kodaikanal city is located in the Palani mountain range of Western Ghats in southern Indian state Tamil Nadu.


Near By City : Madurai


State : Tamil Nadu [India]


Famous as / For : Popular and most visited Hill Station in South India.


Weather & Climate : Climate of Kodaikanal remains pleasant through out the year with almost same temperature range. July- August and October - December are months when city experiences rainfall.


Temperature : Summer : Max. 20ºC Min. 11ºC Winter : Max.17ºC Min. 8ºC


Best Time to Visit : April to June months is the best time for Kodaikanal Trip though September - October months are considered ideal for the trekking lovers.


Spoken Languages : Tamil - English - Hindi


Dining / Food Facility : City hotels and restaurants are serving Continental and Chinese food along with spicy Indian cuisines. Important and impressive aspect of Kodai dinning is much affordable rates for most of delicious cuisines.


Shopping / Tour Souvenir : Shopping at Kodaikanal is as fascinating as the sightseeing in the city. Woolen garments, Exquisite embroidery, handmade articles, children toys, medicinal herbs and oils are some items purchased by tourists.


Travel Tips : Binocular, Umbrella and woolen cloths are essentials of travel bags for Kodaikanal trip.


Tourist Spots/Attraction : Tourist Spots : Bryant Park - Boat Club - Bear Shola Falls - Berijam Lake - Pillar Rocks - Shenbaganur Museum - Silver Cascade Waterfalls - Telescope Houses
Religious Places : Kurinji Andavar Temple


How To Reach Kodaikanal Tamil Nadu [India]


Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station : For the train journey lovers train journey to Kodaikanal ends at either Kodi Road [60Km] or Palani [80km] which are nearest railway stations for Kodaikanal.


Road Travel / Bus Route : Kodaikanal is well connected by road, buses ply at regular interval from various cities of South India for getting here. Taxies and tourist cab service is available from Madurai and Coimbatore.


Air Travel / Nearest Airport : Madurai is the nearest airport for catching a domestic flight.