One of South India’s most charming holiday destinations, Kodaikanal is situated 7.200 feet above sea level. Located in the lap of Nature amidst a breathtaking setting, Kodaikanal’s beauty is dear to the people visiting this wonderful hill station in Tamil Nadu.
Kodaikanal, a charming hill station in the state of Tamil Nadu, is an alluring destination for everyone. Sacred Heart Natural Science Museum, Berijam Lake, Coaker’s Walk and Chettiar Park are some of the top places of attractions in Kodaikanal.
Kodaikanal provides several adventure sports, such as mountain camping and trekking and is an ideal travel destination for those who have a fascination for adventure sports. This beautiful hill station is visited by a large number of visitors including the locals as well visitors from other parts of India. The place is also famous destination for the honeymooners who visit this place in great numbers. It is the ideal destination to beat the heat of the coastal plains.
The main highlight of a trip to Kodaikanal is the star shaped Kodai Lake which occupies an area of 60 acres and is surrounded by fine tarred road of 5 km length. Chettiar Park, Bryant Park, boasting of more than 740 varieties of roses, and Kurinji Andavar Temple are other places of interest in Kodaikanal.
There are many luxury and budget hotels in Kodaikanal. It is advisable to book your stay in Kodaikanal in peak season. Most hotels and restaurants serve a varied range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian Indian cuisines with a few continental dishes thrown in. Small food stalls and eateries offer a large gastronomical fare of Indian, western and Chinese delicacies.
Apart from being a famous hill station, Kodaikanal’s claim to fame also rests on the fact that it is home to the Kurinji flower which blooms once in 12 years in the December and envelops the entire valley in a beautiful sea of blue. The next blossom is due in 2018.
It is not without reason that Kodaikanal is a huge draw card for the tourists. Kodaikanal is easily accessible through rail, road and air. So getting here is not an issue at all. The hill station is located at a distance of 520 km from Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu.
How to reach Kodaikanal by Air: Various airlines have daily flights between different cities of India and Madurai Airport that is 120km away respectively from Kodaikanal.
How to reach Dalhousie by Road: It is also possible to reach Kodaikanal by bus or car. Kodaikanal is 520 km from Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu. This beautiful hill station is easily accessible by road and you could get here either by the State Transport buses, private taxis and buses, enjoying the scenic drive to this stunning hill station whose landscape is a feast for one's eyes.
How to reach Kodaikanal by Rail: Kodaikanal Road is the nearest Railway Station closest to Kodaikanal and is 80 km away from this hill station. A bus or taxi from the Kodaikanal Road railway station would get you easily to this hill station.