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Kodaikanal Travel Guide

Kodaikanal is a beautiful hill station which is situated amidst the famous Palani Hills of the Western Ghats at a height of 7,200 feet above the sea level. This beautiful place is located in........

Kodaikanal is a beautiful hill station which is situated amidst the famous Palani Hills of the Western Ghats at a height of 7,200 feet above the sea level. This beautiful place is located in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. In local language, Kodaikanal actually means ‘Gift of the Forest’. Dense varieties of trees, huge rocks in the backwoods, enchanting waterfall are some major attractions of the Kodaikanal tourism.

Eucalyptus oil, plums and pears are some of the products that are really famous in the region. A Kurinji flower which blossoms once in the twelve years is also a major attraction among the tourists. Boating, horse riding, cycling and trekking are some of the activities that can make you feel alive. It would be appropriate to say that Kodaikanal travel guide will help you finding more beautiful places at this place. Legendary sources reveal that Palaiyar tribal people were the earliest residents of this hill station.

In the year 1845, American Christian missionaries and British bureaucrats has established the modern day Kodaikanal. Nestled in the lap of the Parappar and Gundar Valleys, this beautiful place attracts a large number of tourists every year from all over the country. It is a beautiful place surrounded by the lush greenery and diverse environment. Coaker’s Walk, Bryant’s Park and Bear Shola Falls are some of the famous attractions here. The hill station has different types of transportation services, so reaching here is not a problem.

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Places to visit and things to do in Kodaikanal


How to Reach Kodaikanal
Perched at a height of around 7200 feet, Kodaikanal is a popular hill resort of south India. Cool weather, misty rolling hills, green valleys and wooded forests encapsulating Kodaikanal are treats to the eyes of visitors. Some popular sightseeing spots like Kodai Lake, Bryant Park, Bear Shola Falls and Coaker's Walk are worthy of a visit. Kodaikanal's proximity to Madurai, Chennai, Coimbatore and Bangalore made it easily accessible by road, rail and air.
How to Reach Kodaikanal by Air
Located around 120 km away, Madurai Airport serves as the nearest airport to Kodaikanal. Daily flights from Chennai, Bangalore, Trichy and Mumbai arrive here. On arrival at the airport, passengers can board a cab or local train to reach Kodaikanal. Flights till Trichy and Coimbatore can also be availed to reach Kodaikanal.
How to Reach Kodaikanal by Road
Kodaikanal is connected by road with important towns like Madurai, Palani, Theni, Dindigul, Thiruchirappalli, Kumuli, Bangalore, Coimbatore and Chennai. Regular bus services at frequent intervals are available from these cities. State and private operators run buses in this route. Cabs or private cars serve as alternative for road trip to Kodaikanal.
How to Reach Kodaikanal by Rail
Kodai Road, situated around 80 km away from the main town of Kodaikanal, is the nearest railway station. Mostly trains from Madurai and Trichy run to Kodai Road. Another nearest and important station is Coimbatore Railway Station, which withstands the arrival and departure of all major trains connecting important Indian cities. 

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starting pick up Friday night to sunday night end drop excluding food give me a total amount for travel and stay..

Kodaikanal lodges near raiwaystation, please suggest.


shutter nasurudeen

No railway station in Kodaikanal

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How is the road from dindgul?

Places to visit in kodaikanal?

Is there a direct bus to manali?

Is this good time to visit Kodai?


Kalpesh Jain

suggest gud hotel with balcony for family


Thanumamoorthy M

Hotel Astoria opposite to bus-stand in Kodaikanal at medium level If you want top-end go to Carlton

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Please suggest a good budget hotel.


Magesh Panchapakesan

Which are the best tourist places in kodaikanal?


Arun Bharath

berijum lake.. go early only 25 cars will be sent in forest so go between 6 to 7. It will open at 8.45.

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What is the kodaikanal bus stand to alleppey buses frequency?


Sanjay Sahu

kodaikanal to alleppey direct buses are not available, you have to come kodaikanal to ernakulam then ernakulam to alleppey.

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