Set 2,100 metres above sea level in the Palani hills, Kodaikanal is one of
the beautiful hill stations of India. The unique rows of silk pine trees
sloping down to clear, cold streams give a spectacular view of Kodaikanal.
The hill station provides some awesome scenic views of the plain below. The
surrounding forests provide great trekking trails for the tourists and the
enthusiasts. The hilly fruits and plums for well known for their freshness
and taste. It is an ideal hill resort, which can mesmerize any tourist and
make him visit this place repeatedly. Berjaim Lake, one of the most
beautiful lakes of south India also adds attraction to this place. The
sculptural elegance of churches in Kodaikanal adds to the natural beauty of
Quick Facts Location : Situated 7,200 feet a.s.l. State : Tamil Nadu Area : 21.45 sq km Trip Highlights : Kodai Lake Ideal time to visit : April - June & September - October Languages : Tamil and English STD Code : 4542 Climate : Summer (Max - 19.8ºC) & Winter (Max 17.3ºC) Best time to visit : April - June & September - October
Kodaikanal Air/Rail/Road Links
The airport to Madurai is 135 kms, Coimbatore 170 km
and Trichy 195 kms.
Railway Station :
Kodai Railway Station is at a distance of 80 km. Kodai
Road has a number of frequent trains connecting to different parts of
Bus Station :
This city is connected by road to all major towns.
Regular bus services are available from Kodai to Madurai, Palani, Kodai
road, Bangalore, Thrichy etc.
Attractions in Kodaikanal Coaker's Walk
the town, Coaker's walk gives some breathtaking sides of the countryside. On
a clear day, even the Madurai temple, can be seen. It is advised to visit
the place before 14:00 hrs.
A star shaped river, with glittering water, attracts every tourist who
visits Kodaikanal. It is man made river and the boat club provides boats for
boating. The lake is spread over 40 acres and the average depth is 3.0m.
is one of the oldest observatories in the world. It is a well-equipped
library and has made a mark in the research and development area.
Functioning since 1898, the observatory is open for visitors on Friday
Bryant and Chettiar Parks
These parks exhibit a great collection of flowers and ferns. It is situated
amidst the city and is a must watch for any visitor. Shopping of various
flowers and plants is allowed here.
Centres in Kodaikanal
Shopping in Kodai can be great fun as you get to see some exclusive things,
which you can't be find anywhere than Kodai. Exquisite embroidery, special
home made chocolates, crafts, warm sweaters, driftwood art pieces, dried
flowers, souvenirs, shawls, brass, leather items and walnut wood articles
are the specialities of Kodai. Shopping can be made easy by visiting these
Getting away from Kodai can be fun as well. You can explore these places
and have a stupendous time. One can enjoy his trip by viewing the near by
excursions of Kodai like Madurai, Coimbatore etc.
Madurai (135 km) Coimbatore (170 km) Thrichy (195 km)