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Kodaikanal
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Overview

Nestled amidst the scenic Western Ghats at an altitude of 7,200 feet, Kodaikanal is a charming hill station in Tamil Nadu, known for its lush wooded slopes, towering trees, and misty green meadows. Aptly named 'the gift of the forests', Kodaikanal offers a perfect escape from the bustling city life, allowing visitors to connect with nature through biking, trekking, and leisurely strolls amidst the vast surrounding forests. This idyllic town is a popular choice for honeymooners, offering a serene and romantic setting amidst its mist-covered cliffs and picturesque waterfalls.
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Places to Visit in Kodaikanal

Bryant Park, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadustar-img4.2 (24,790)
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1 kms from Kodaikanal
Spread across 20.5 acres, Bryant Park in Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu was established by H. D. Bryant in 1908. It is home to more than 325 species of trees, cacti, and shrubs, adding to the serene ambiance of Kodaikanal. Positioned on the eastern side of Kodai Lake, the park showcases a diverse collection...
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Pine Forest Kodaikanalstar-img4.4 (17,424)
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3 kms from Kodaikanal
Nestled in the charming hill station of Kodaikanal, Pine Forest is a captivating forest reserve adorned with majestic pine trees, creating an idyllic and serene ambiance that beckons nature enthusiasts, picnickers, and photography aficionados. This renowned tourist attraction in southwest Kodaikanal...
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80 Mile Round Trek, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadustar-img4.4 (17,331)
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3 kms from Kodaikanal
Embark on an exhilarating trekking adventure along the 80 Mile Round trail, starting from Berijam Lake and culminating at Poombaral Village in Kodaikanal. This route is ideal for adventure enthusiasts seeking an adrenaline rush. It is recommended to engage a local guide, especially for first-timers,...
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Kukkal Cavesstar-img4.2 (13,872)
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4 kms from Kodaikanal
Discover the ancient rock shelters of Kukkal Caves, located around 40 kilometers from Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu. These prehistoric caves provide a fascinating insight into the early human settlements of the region. Believed to have been inhabited by the descendants of the Palaiyar tribes, the caves a...
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Guna Caves, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadustar-img4.2 (13,872)
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4 kms from Kodaikanal
Discover the natural wonder of Guna Caves, also known as Devil's Kitchen, located on the outskirts of Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu. Situated amidst three immense boulders, the caves were brought into the limelight after being featured in the popular Tamil movie 'Guna' in 1992. Accessible from Moir Point...
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Pillar Rocks, Kodaikanalstar-img4.4 (13,537)
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3 kms from Kodaikanal
Pillar Rocks, located in the charming hill station of Kodaikanal, consist of three massive granite rock pillars rising approximately 400 feet high. A popular tourist attraction, the rocks offer stunning views of the surrounding valleys, forests, and mist-covered hills. These natural wonders, set in ...
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Moir Point, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadustar-img4.2 (11,569)
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5 kms from Kodaikanal
Moir Point, located at the entrance of the forest leading to the picturesque Berijam Lake, is a significant viewpoint in Kodaikanal. Named after Sir Thomas Moir, who initiated the construction of the Goschen Road in 1929 CE, the area features a monument commemorating this historical event. With its ...
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Upper Lake View, Kodaikanalstar-img4.3 (7,292)
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Located 3.2 km from Coakers Walk, Upper Lake View is a must-see attraction in Kodaikanal, offering a stunning view of the star-shaped lake and lush greenery. While there are limited facilities, it's a perfect spot to capture breathtaking photos and take in the serene surroundings. The man-made Kodai...
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Kodaikanal Lakestar-img4.5 (7,045)
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Nestled in the heart of Kodaikanal, the manmade Kodaikanal Lake, also known as Kodai Lake, is a star-shaped marvel crafted by the ingenuity of Vera Levinge, with resources from the British and early missionaries from the USASA. Surrounded by the lush greenery of the Palani Hills Range, this pictures...
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FAQs on Kodaikanal

What is Kodaikanal famous for?
Kodaikanal is renowned for its abundant natural beauty, making it an ideal destination for family vacations, romantic getaways, and adventure enthusiasts.
What are the top activities to enjoy in Kodaikanal?
Visitors can explore Green Valley View, Kodai Lake, Bear Shola Falls, Pillar Rocks, Thalaiyar Falls, and Devil's Kitchen among other attractions in Kodaikanal.
What are the must-see attractions in Kodaikanal?
When visiting Kodaikanal, don't miss out on exploring the Mysterious Caves, Beautiful Park, and the Beautiful Seasonal Waterfalls.
For which type of travelers is Kodaikanal a perfect destination?
Kodaikanal is an ideal destination for travelers seeking a Hills & Mountains themed holiday.
What are the popular tourist spots in Kodaikanal?
Popular tourist attractions in Kodaikanal include Devil’s Kitchen, Bryant Park, and Bear Shola Falls, offering visitors a memorable experience.
What is the recommended mode of transportation to reach Kodaikanal?
Travelers can reach Kodaikanal by catching a flight to Trichy or Madurai, or by boarding a train to Kodai Road station. From there, taxis are available for hire to reach Kodaikanal. Additionally, there are plenty of buses plying from various parts of the state.
When is the best time to visit Kodaikanal?
The best time to visit Kodaikanal is from October to June, with the summer months offering colorful landscapes and the monsoon season providing picturesque scenery. For trekking enthusiasts, the recommended time to visit is between October and February.
What are the local culinary delights in Kodaikanal?
Kodaikanal offers a variety of local and traditional dishes, including chocolates, sandwiches, brownies, cheeses, hot chai, organic foods, Punjabi cuisine, Tibetan dishes, Biryanis, and a range of South Indian delicacies.
What are the nearby attractions to visit from Kodaikanal?
Nearby places to visit from Kodaikanal include Munnar, Kolukkumalai, Alleppey, Madurai, and Idukki, each offering its own unique charm and attractions.
How much does a typical package for Kodaikanal cost?
Packages for Kodaikanal start at INR 10710 and can be further customized based on the number of people, days, hotel category, and vehicle type, providing flexibility for travelers.

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