Kodaikanal Tourism

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Superb fall in Kodaikanal

Superb fall in Kodaikanal  Video Review
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Silver Cascade Falls

Kirit Patel
27th Oct 17

Boat House Kodaikanal

Boat House Kodaikanal  Video Review
02:03

Kodaikanal Boat House

Harshal Modi
19th Apr 17

Average place for sightseeing

Average place for sightseeing  Video Review
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Coaker's Walk

Kirit Patel
26th Oct 17

Great enjoyment

Great enjoyment  Video Review
02:02

Silver Cascade Falls

Kumar Chandan
24th Feb 17

Scenic view, nice walk to this place

Scenic view, nice walk to this place  Video Review
01:15

Moir Point

A K
14th Sep 16

Lake view from the top

Lake view from the top  Video Review
00:30

Upper Lake View

Harish Gunpati
15th Nov 17

Nature Beauty

Nature Beauty  Video Review
00:42

Pine Forest

Harish Gunpati
15th Nov 17

Superb

Superb  Video Review
00:17

Kodaikanal Boat House

Kirit Patel
26th Oct 17

Very nice lake

Very nice lake  Video Review
00:15

Kodai Lake

Kirit Patel
26th Oct 17

Good lake

Good lake  Video Review
00:21

Kodai Lake

Bharti k patel
26th Oct 17

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Reasons to go to Kodaikanal

1Coakers Walk, Kodaikanal
Coakers Walk, Kodaikanal

Coakers Walk has the best view point at Kodaikanal. A peaceful walk along this places can definitely add some best memories to your trip. Not to forget to spam Instagram with the beautiful shots you come across during your walk. HolidayIQ Traveller Sandip Datta Roy shares, “We had a walk for nearly two hours at this point. Grab your camera to shoot some beautiful images of clouds and the hills.”


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2Beautiful blend of cultures
Beautiful blend of cultures

HolidayIQ reviewer Deepika says, "Kodaikanal is a perfect hill station for everyone. Kodai lake is very famous, where you can go boating and even cycling around the lake. Take a walk at Coakers to enjoy the Kodai view if the sky is clear. Food is mostly south Indian but at some restaurants, North Indian dishes are also available."

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3The misty hills
The misty hills

HolidayIQ reviewer Mayra Motwani says, “A beautiful place with nature surrounded on all sides, which gives you the peace of mind. Air is so fresh that you can feel it. You can spend good 3 to 4 days. Out of which one day you can keep just to relax and enjoy the nature. Kodai lake, Coaker's walk, pine forest are must-visits.” 

HolidayIQ reviewer Deepika says, "Kodaikanal is a perfect hill station for everyone. Kodai lake is very famous, there you can do boating and even cycling around the lake. Take a walk at Coakers Walk to enjoy the Kodai view if the sky is clear."

HolidayIQ reviewer Yogesh Shekawath: "Kodaikanal -Means huge old trees, dense forest, falls, and real natural beauty. It's amazing to be in Kodaikanal . I love this place, If it is raining , that will add to the scenic beauty of it."

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4Princess of hill stations for the beautiful views
Princess of hill stations for the beautiful views

HolidayIQ Reviewer Vamsi Krishna K says, “Couples, don't ever even think of skipping this place If you are a couple visiting this Kodaikanal, you should not miss out this place.

HolidayIQ Reviewer raj Mohan adds, “The walk with my life partner was much to our expectation. A romantic one. Both my camera and heart have captured some great moments for viewing on the tab and dreams

HolidayIQ Reviewer Vijayavinayak Tandur says, “The town also has been christened as the Princess of hill stations due to its scenic beauty and popularity.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rajesh Marar adds, “Great walk at Coaker's Walk. A good stretch of walk any time with excellent scenic and mountain views.

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5For the daring, Dolphin's Nose point, the Yosemite of India!
For the daring, Dolphin's Nose point, the Yosemite of India!

HolidayIQ Reviewer sangram ghatge shares, “Good trekking and a viewpoint This one actually has total 3 viewpoints.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Lubna sadaf adds, “ My trek to Dolphin Nose was without a doubt the highlight of my Kodaikanal trip. I suggest everyone who visits Kodaikanal to surely do this trek.”

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Reviews (995)

Avinash Topani

Avinash Topani4.0/5

8 reviews

Kodaikanal

Overall it is a good place, but prior booking of everything is recommended. If you have not visited Ooty, then you must visit Ooty first. Rest everything is pretty good, like weather, falls and some points.

Rajesh sampathkumar

Rajesh sampathkumar4.3/5

4 reviews

Easily one of the best hill stations in India

Kodaikanal is a beautiful hill station that's a comfortable 3 hours drive from Madurai, the nearest airport. There are lots of places to see around here, and it is easy enough to spend a few full days just taking in the sights and sounds around Kodaikanal. There are restaurants and hotels to suit every palate and every budget, ranging from modest 1 star accommodations to the high end Carlton and Tamara hotels. The natural beauty around Kodai is stunning, and there are beautiful vistas everywhere, from the Satanical falls to the Berijam lake, the forest area, and numerous lookout points. We had a fantastic time walking up Coaker's walk and Bryant Park, hanging out at Astoria for its great food, and doing road trips to places around Kodai. There is also a tradition of home-made chocolates in Kodai that are varied and fun to sample. The wildlife - especially birds and flora - around the town are quite extensive, unique and beautiful. The town has a certain sleepy charm to it that you best experience by walking around. The weather is unpredictable, so best to carry an umbrella. If you're a photographer expect to spend a lot of time taking in the gorgeous views and trying things out - Kodai is fantastic for stuff like this.

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  • Easily one of the best hill stations in India
  • Easily one of the best hill stations in India
  • Easily one of the best hill stations in India
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Recommended Duration in Kodaikanal

Number of days to spend in Kodaikanal as recommended by our travellers.

1 day

5.6%

2 days

11.1%

3 days

72.2%

4 days

11.1%

Kodaikanal Overview

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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Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

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Bharathan seetharaman

A hotel stay that made vacation the best.
Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

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Thanuj Mathew

Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
Silent Valley View, Kodaikanal

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Krishna kumar Allam

Silent Valley View, Kodaikanal
Kodai Lake, Kodaikanal

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Adishankar S

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