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Kodaikanal Tourism

Kodaikanal Info

  • State: Tamil Nadu
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • Altitude: 2133 m
  • Pincode: 624601
  • District: Dindigul
  • Language: Tamil
  • STD code: 0242
  • Weather: Summer 20 to 36°C, Winter 8 to 30°C

History of Kodaikanal

The hill station of India developed by the Americans, Kodaikanal is located in the state of Tamil Nadu. The clean air and the fantastic climate makes Kodaikanal a big hit vacation spot in the summers. Earlier, people had to travel by bullock cart, horse or palanquin through Kodaikanal. It is known that the forests were swarmed by wild animals and robbers, back then.

People And Culture of Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal’s culture hails from the American and British influences, who turned the place into a summer retreat. Both tribal life to modern Tamil settlements, can be found in Kodaikanal. Tamilians own the majority of Kodaikanal while the minority segments are the Paliyans and Puliyans. Swarmed by tourists, Kodaikanal in the present day witnesses a beautiful blend of the general population.

Languages spoken in Kodaikanal are Tamil and English. Tourism, cattle husbandry, plantations and agriculture are their sources of income. Pongal, Natyanjali Festival, Tea and Tourism festival, Chithirai festival are a few of the many other festivals celebrated with enthusiasm in Kodaikanal. Pongee is a four day harvest festival which ends with a Jallikkattu (bullfight). Sightseeing in Kodaikanal will give travellers a chance to witness the culture of the place.

Things To Do  in Kodaikanal

There are some beautiful places to visit in Kodaikanal. Temples, churches, museums, scenic sightseeing spots, there are many places to see in Kodaikanal. La Salette Church is the oldest shrine and also a famous Kodaikanal attraction. Kodaikanal Lake is famous spot everyone must visit and an important part of Yercaud sightseeing. Berijam Lake is another famous lake of Kodaikanal. Bear Shola falls, Palni Hills and Pillar Rocks give beautiful picturesque views and are a definite part of Kodaikanal tour. Travellers can rent a pedal boat, honeymoon boat and rowboats in Kodaikanal. Sacred Heart Natural Science Museum is another interesting Kodaikanal tourist place to go to where one can find flora and fauna of past 100 years.

Food And Shopping  in Kodaikanal

There are a lot more things to do in Kodaikanal. Kodaikanal is an exclusive shopping destination adding on to the scenic beauty. Marshmallows, cheese, herbal tea, spices, home made chocolates, coffee, peanut butter, brown bread, flowers, aromatic oils, wooden clothes, handloom, shawls, ceramic items, jewellery and lot of more assorted items can be bought when in Kodaikanal, adding on to the list of Kodaikanal places to visit.

Accommodation in Kodaikanal

For transport options on how to reach Kodaikanal, travellers can choose amongst train, air or road. The nearest airports to Kodaikanal are the Madurai, Trichy and Coimbatore ones, from where one can catch the bus to Kodaikanal. There are also frequent buses running from Chennai and Pondicherry too. If travellers wish to take the rail route, then Kodai Road is the best stop to get off at and head to the main city by cab. Apart from all these, many choose to self drive from Bangalore, Chennai or Madurai to Kodaikanal and enjoy the scenic beauty. There are many hotels in Kodaikanal such as Hotel Kodai International and Hill Country Resorts Kodaikanal and many more to choose from.



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Vijayaragavan k

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  • Vijayaragavan k
  • 2 Reviews
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"Nice trip" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
Kodai is one of the best cooling place in Tamil Nadu. But sightseeing place are very low. You visit this place summer time. But room are full early. People are every where. So you not like and you not able to enjoy. So must go off season like august, September rooms are also very cheap and less people. So can enjoy the trip
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Richi Richard

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  • Richi Richard
  • Lives in Chennai
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  • 10 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  886 readers

"Nice hill station" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
Very good place to roam and enjoy your vacation and best time visit Kodaikanal is Jan to April and July to Dec and season time would be May to June but you can't roam free during this time due to over crowd in hill stations and also expense would be more during that time.
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Dinesh Rangasamy

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"Feel the heaven" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
It's very cool throughout the year. In summer also feel chill climate. Boat ride in lake and cycle ride, horse ride around lake is very famous. Botanical garden and homemade chocolates we never miss out. There are many lodges to stay with any budget.
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Rohit Kumar

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  • Rohit Kumar
  • 26 Reviews
  •  15 helpful votes
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"Home of mountain" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 7 days ago
Wow what a fantastic palace. Really you loved this palace so much if you came here. What a sight scene what a whether awasm. If you want to maintaining please come here. Here also a lake wow I can not express my word. My suggestion is to all person if you want 2 see fantastic palace please came here. So many types of fruits, so many food available here. You came here by bus or Private car. You catch vehicle from Chennai or andhera pradesh. Byeee
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Syed Qamardeen

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  • Syed Qamardeen
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  • Lives in Chennai
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"Kodai - summer destination" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
If anybody thinks about a cool cosy place to spend the summer with fun then I will strongly suggest the one and only - Princess of the hill - the Kodaikanal.

Preferably go by car since it will be crowded and cannot expect a nice journey in public transport. Also you can spend your time in your own way. Always stay in a Hotel in the center of the town by which you can reach places by a small walk. Timely good food and spend your quality time.

Wish you all a nice summer vacation with fun this summer.
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Sheryl Syiem

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  • Sheryl Syiem
  • 2 Reviews
  •  603 readers

"Perfect for couples"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
When I first chose our destination for our anniversary, I thought of Kodaikanal ... It was truly an awesome experience ... The place was good, so much of natural beauty ... Cosy, just perfect for couples ... Do take crescent Tours and travel for sightseeing, staff are very good and friendly.
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Farzeen Ahamed

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  • Farzeen Ahamed
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"Very cool place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Kodaikanal is one of my best spot in my trips. It is a very cool place. The snows are covered in that place. I really like the place to walk around the city in early morning. Oh my God what cold place I just walk in shivered and more over there is a big water pound in the centre of the city there are a very good boat riding centre just go and enjoy the beauty.
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Ranjani Raja

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  • Ranjani Raja
  • 1 Review
  •  3 helpful votes
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"Queen of Hills Indeed"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Amazing place, one can feel closer to nature. Been there twice and each time Kodai had something new to offer..! Go with either your family or friends.. Visit during September to December, there are many decent stays within budget. Keep your mind open with no expectations and I'm sure you'll be mind blown!!
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Sahaya Sheeba

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  • Sahaya Sheeba
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1110 readers

"Awesome place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Beautiful experience together. Roamed around the place. Enjoyed wonderful view. Had a lovely boat ride and stay at this hotel Sierra. So much to see and admire. We had a lovely time it was chill too. Love to visit again with my family. Enjoyed to the core.
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Sunil kumar maharana

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  • Sunil kumar maharana
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"Average place to visit"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Not a correct time I believe in July as the whether is misty and not able to view the some sights like Pillar hills and Suicide point. Plan the places before you visit as lot of tour operator will not go to proper places. Local food not so great, manageable. Water fall don't have sufficient water as well.
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