Kodaikanal is a very popular and right destination in South India to celebrate your Holidays, Outings, Honeymoon, and much more. Kodai (shortly) hill station stands 2,133 meters above sea level and is located in the upper Palani Hills of the western ghats, near Madurai in Tamil Nadu. Kodaikanal is also called the “Princes of Hill Stations”, where Ooty referred to as “Queen of Hill Stations”. The chilled and misty weather, the beauty of the rolling hills and surrounded by the wooded forest of Kodaikanal, which always will remembrance for any visitor throughout their lifetime. You are allowed to explore and enjoy this perfect spot to walk around the wooded forests, boat ride in the lake, horse riding and cycle around the lake or just enjoy the natural sights. It carries more beautiful and natural attractions which are enjoyed by all the visitors and discovered as a popular romantic destination. Book Cabs / Cars / Tempo Traveler / Mini Bus / Bus with Tejas Tours and Travels for the best service and affordable price.
What are famous about Kodaikanal?
The main economy of Kodaikanal majorly depends on tourism. Kodaikanal is very much popular for the Kurinji flowers that blossom once in 12 (twelve) years. The travelers are allowed to go for horse riding, cycling, boating, trekking, or move in many other modes of recreation. Kodaikanal offers a memorable experience to tourists with comparatively less crowd. There are many attractions like Kodai Lake, Bryant Park, Silver Cascade, Guna Cave, Dolphin’s Nose, Coaker’s Walk, Bear Shola Falls, Pillar Rocks, etc.
Best Time to Visit Kodaikanal
The right time to travel to Kodaikanal is from April to June during the summer. Monsoon from September to October also guarantees your different experiences. December is the best month to visit Kodaikanal but you can also travel during spring to enjoy the outdoors.
Silver Cascade, at a distance of 8 km from Kodaikanal Bus Station, Silver Cascade is a 55 meters (180 ft.) waterfall formed from the outflow of Kodaikanal Lake. This is one of the famous waterfalls near Bangalore and is among the prime place to visit on a Kodaikanal tour. This magnificent waterfall is a famous stop for a pleasant view of the falls and environment. This fall is also comfortable for a bath. Hire Cabs for a pleasant journey at the best price.
The Kodaikanal Lake, Everyone likes water and riding in the water always makes you feel really cool and enjoyable. The Kodai Lake is located just a kilometer from the Kodai bus stand. This artificial star-shaped 24-hectare lake surrounded by a 5 Km long tar road is the focal point in Kodai. The lake is the most famous place in Kodaikanal and the topmost tourist spot to visit in Kodaikanal town. The lake is frequently symbolized in encouraging Kodaikanal Tourism. You can hire Rowboats, pedal boats at the Boat Club. Horses and bicycles also can be rented beside the lake for short time. Cycling is allowed to roam around the lake is an energetic activity for children and adults. There are quite a few shops around the lake that sell woolen clothes, toys, eateries, etc. Hire Luxury Bus for the market best and lowest rate from Tejas tours and travels.
Devil’s Kitchen or Guna Cave, The place is got the name from the popular Tamil movie Guna, which was shot in this spot in 1992. The place is actually called the Devil’s Kitchen. The dangerous adventure is noticeable in the Guna Caves at Kodaikanal. The caves look very beautiful and enter seems very dangerous. Cave naturally formed at an altitude of 2200 meters and surrounded by Shola trees and grass, the caves are supported by 3 huge pillar rocks, these stones protruding from the cliff face and any person wanted to enter inside the caves needs to hold on to two rocks and lower themselves into the cliff that is formed by the third rock. These dark creatures of the night are known to treat the Guna Caves as their famous haunt for most of the time. Rent Luxury Tempo Travel from Tejas Tours and Travels for the market best price.
Pillar Rocks, at a distance of around 8 km from the heart of the city, Pillar Rocks is the most attractive tourist spot of Kodaikanal. Pillar Rocks are a set of 3 huge rock pillars which stand vertically, shoulder to shoulder. Stand-alone at a height of 400 feet from the base, the rock pillars are known to offer spectacular views of the environment. A small and beautiful garden, glowing in the colors of the seasonal blooms adds to the charm and the picture-perfect beauty of the place. In the shadows of the pillars are shady woods that invite picnickers. The seasons like winter and monsoons, the rocks are covered by thick clouds and travelers keep waiting for a long time for the clouds to be cleared to get an awesome view of the clear Pillar Rocks. Hire Luxury Cabs for a pleasant journey at the best affordable price.
Bryant’s Park, The Park is a very neatly maintained garden located towards the South-East corner of Kodak Lake. The park was well planned and constructed in the year of 1908 by a forest officer from Madurai, H.D.Bryant. The park consists of over 300+ species of trees, shrubs, and cactuses, the park is a rainbow of beautiful flowers during the rainy and winter season. A big area is used to grow and maintain nearly 700 varieties of roses. The park forms horticultural exhibits and flower shows every summer, to match with the peak season. There is a beautiful glasshouse inside the park with perfectly organized flower pots. The park is included a play area for children and a small lake filled with water plants. Rent Cars from Tejas Tours & Travels for the complete journey.
Dolphin’s Nose, around 8 km from Kodaikanal Bus Station, Dolphin’s Nose is a flat rock that displays over an incredible 6,000 feet depth. It is one of the most beautiful places in Kodaikanal. Pleasant views of steep rocky slopes rising from the plains can be seen. The old village of Vellagavi can be reached through a rugged bridle path here. A short paved walkway leads from the road here to Pambar falls. This place is also suitable for about 30-45 minutes of moderate-level backpacking. Book Bus for the market lowest rate from Tejas tours and travels.
Coaker’s Walk, The must-visit location in Kodaikanal. The place is one of the famous walks offered at this pleasing hill town. Fresh clean air gives relaxation to your mind and body, which treat your eyes to the lush greenery while looking at the nice weather, enjoy a free time walk on this walkway. Evening time is the best time to feel and enjoy the beauty of this spot when the mystic clouds slowly surround the mountains and the hills look-alike covered by white carpet. Book Cabs for a pleasant journey at the best price.
Places to visit near Kodaikanal
Apart from the scenic sites within the town, there are many other places near Kodaikanal. You can opt for Kodaikanal tour packages and explore these. Hire a Cabs to explore all these areas with comfort and ease.
Palani is a city and a municipality in the Dindigul district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located about 60 km from the city of Dindigul. It is a famous pilgrimage town and every year more than seven million devotees visit the Palani Murugan Temple and offer their prayers to Lord Murugan. This temple draws the largest number of devotees in Tamil Nadu. This ancient temple, built during the 7th Century AD by Cheaman Perumal – a ruler of Kerala, is the third Arupadai Veedu among the Arupadaiveedu or the six abodes of Lord Muruga. Panchamirdam (mixture of five) is believed to be a divine mix prepared by Vinayagar at the end of the divine encounter. Honey, dates, banana, raisins, and jaggery and distributed to Shiva Karthikeya. The practice is followed in modern times where the devotees are provided Panchamirdam as a Prasad. Hire Tempo Travel from Tejas Tours and Travels for the market best price.
Berijam Lake, Tourists who love to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of the city mostly visit this lake. You can come here with your family and friends to make memories that will last for ages. The major attraction of Berijam Lake is the sparkling blue crystalline water. This makes it difficult for nature lovers to resist the grandeur of the place. There are a number of activities like fishing, bird watching, safari tours to do here in the middle of this stunning and surreal location. In the early days, tourists used to relish boating in this wonderful lake, however, the local administration has banned boating in this lake to preserve the natural freshwater. Hire Luxury Bus for the market lowest rate from Tejas tours and travels.
Activities to do in Kodaikanal
- Trek through the Kodaikanal hills. The dense forests and steep hills are perfect for trekking and hiking. The Bear Shola Falls, Pillar Rocks, 80-mile Round, Dolphin’s Nose, and Devil’s Kitchen are some of the best trek routes in Kodai.
- Moir Point, one of the most satisfying and best viewing points in the town. The point runs through wooded areas and runs all the way up to Berijam Lake and offers breathtaking views of the valleys and surrounding forests.
- Have a day picnic and swim in the sparkling Fairy Falls. The natural streams form the source of the Pambar River and join the Vaigai River. The waterfall is also a great spot for hikers and nature photography.
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