It is a fantastic and awe-inspiring hill station of Tamilnadu expressed as ‘Princess of hill stations’. This beautiful place is located on the Palani hills at an altitude of 7200 meters from the sea level. It is a popular and favorite destination for newly married couples to celebrate their honeymoons. It mesmerizes the nature lovers by its amazing charms and scenic beauty. The entire town is fun filled and amuses tourists by dense forests, enchanting waterfalls and wild rocks. The glory of Kodaikanal is further enhanced by homemade chocolates, eucalyptus oil, pera and plums. The rare Kurinji flowers which blossommonce in twelve years can be seen here. The spirit of tourism is preserved by various activities like bike riding, horse riding, cycle riding, boating, trekking and many other adventurous activities. Churches of Kodaikanal are another prominent feature. The Sculptures of each Church is unique and worth the visit.
Places to visit
It is extremely dangerous place located between Green valley view and pillar rocks. Those who seek adventure can visit this deep fall. It is always recommended to seek help of local people for the safe journey.
It is becoming famous picnic spot in Kodaikanal and best place to capture unique photographs at the backdrop of granite boulders standing erect. These rocks are measuring 400 feet above the ground level. The gap between two pillars is known as Devil’s Kitchen. The shady woods and serene atmosphere made this place outstanding.
This is one of the major tourist attraction in Kodaikanal located 21 km from the city center. The lake is beautifully surrounded by green pine trees. Boating is the most favored tourist activity. One can enjoy variety of fish species, leopard, bison and several birds which makes it as wonderful angler’s heaven.
This is famous botanical garden and well known for its annual flower and vegetable show. These shows are conducted in the month of May. It is a place to enjoy the beauty of glasshouse which houses several ferns, wide array of flowers and ornamental plants.
Bear Shola Falls
It is an ideal picnic spot to beat the heat. The famous waterfall is located just 2 km from the Kodaikanal bus stand. Most beautiful and secluded spot for picnickers to enjoy the sublime climate.
Green Valley View (Suicide Point)
This is an excellent place which offers panoramic and picturesque views of valleys, hills, plains and Vaigai Dam. The dangerous yet beautiful valley measuring 5000 feet drop is best visited in early morning as the entire valley is filled with mist and gives mesmerizing experience.
Kurinji Temple which is dedicated to Lord Murugan, Coaker’s Walk – a heritage place, Kodai Lake, Shenbagam Museum, Dolmen circle, Flora and Fauna museum, Dolphin’s Nose, Silver Cascade falls, Pine forest, Kodaikanal Solar Observatory, Telescope house, Bison Wells, Palani Hills, Silent Valley view, Chettiyar park and Pampan Park are other prominent attractions of Kodakanal.
How to reach Kodaikanal
Madurai domestic airport is nearest one located 120 km from Kodaikanal.
Kodai Road railway station is nearest railhead located 80 km from Kodaikanal.
Kodaikanal is well connected with in the state as well as neighboring states by buses of state and private owned.
In summer 20-11°C and in winter 8-20°C. Best visited throughout the year.