The Queen of hill stations – Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal Lake

An amazing art by the nature mother is Kodaikanal. That is why it is called as “Queen of hills”. Kodaikanal is based on Palani hills. It is located in Dindigul district of Tamil nadu, India. 2133 meters height from the sea level, more than enough to chill our hearts.

Renowned Honeymoon spot in South India, Kodaikanal is covered with dense forests, water falls and misty clouds. Rocks are good to see in most of the tourist places in Kodaikanal. Usually you can cover all the places in 3 to 4 days. Booking a good resort with gardens and mesmerising view points will add beauty to your trip to Kodaikanal.

Most importantly the weather in this hill station is amazing and you can enjoy the misty clouds passing through you and chill waves with light drizzles which will make your mood romantic.

How to reach:

By Train: Many tourists take the rail route and get down at Kodai Road, which is about 100 kilometres away from the main town. From here, you can get a taxi. Being the only mode of transportation from Kodai Road to Kodaikanal, taxi rates are not all that negotiable. Some people get down at Dindigul Junction Railway Station too.

By Bus:Regular bus services are available from the cities of Chennai, Coimbatore, Pondicherry, Madurai and many more.

By Air: The airport nearest to Kodaikanal is Madurai, about 120 kilometres away. Others in line include the Trichy airport and the Coimbatore airport, 150 kilometres and 175 kilometres away, respectively. From the airport, you can easily get a bus to Kodaikanal.

By Car or Van: By Road trip, one can reach kodaikanal by Batlagundu route which is preferable and with good road conditions. Through Palani can reach the hill town but the routes are adventurous. Other routes by the villages of Thandikudi, Pannaikadu, etc.

Places to Visit in Kodaikanal:

  • Coakers walk  
  • Bear Shola Falls
  • Bryant Park
  • Kodai Lake
  • Suicide Point
  • Guna Cave
  • Silever Falls
  • Kurinchi Andavar Temple
  • Berijam Lake

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