How do you think a vacation in Kodaikanal in the Indian state of Tamilnadu is going to be like? Well, if you haven’t thought about Kodaikanal, you must consider the cool hill town of Kodaikanal as your next holiday destination. Kodaikanal is a popular hill station located in the Palani hill range in the midst of beautiful mountains, majestic valleys, cascading waterfalls, sparkling rivers, and stunning lakes and is a perfect hangout for honeymooners because of its cold climate throughout the year and the natural beauty surrounding it. Our blog post will list the best places to visit in Kodaikanal for spending a rejuvenating holiday with family and friends.
From hiking in the jungles to cruising in the Kodaikanal Lake in a riverboat to taking beautiful pictures of the mesmerizing landscapes and natural settings, there’s so much to do in this southern hill station of India. The best time to visit Kodaikanal is during the summer season of March to June when the weather is cold enough to beat the summer heat.
How to reach Kodaikanal?
The easiest way to reach Kodaikanal is flying to Chennai (MAA) and then hiring a private car to reach Kodaikanal, about 527 km apart in distance.Reading our Chennai Travel Guide can help you have a seamless tour of the capital city of Tamil Nadu. Have your cheap flights to India booked with Indian Eagle right away for huge savings on flights. Read on to find out what’s in our bucket-list of amazing places to visit in Kodaikanal.
1. Fairy Falls
The Fairy Falls is one of the most beautiful attractions of Kodaikanal. The majestic waterfall is a perfect hangout for enjoying with family and friends and is an epitome of nature’s beauty at its best. The source for the waterfall is a local community reservoir and the water basin at the bottom of the falls is not too shallow for indulging in swimming. The must-do is walking on the Stonebridge located right in front of the falls and taking snapshots of the picturesque waterfalls against the backdrop of lush green landscape.
Coaker’s Walk is a beautiful walkway with stunning views to the scenic valleys and is perfect for getting lost in the natural beauty and wilderness of the hill town. Walking the man-made walkway along with your sweetheart can add a little bit of romance to your life. The must-do is shopping some local souvenirs at the small shops located on the walking trail.
3. Pillar Rocks
The Pillar Rocks according to us is the numero uno of all the attractions of the hill station. Get bedazzled by the stunning sight of the three vertical rock pillars which lie next to each other standing tall in the wilderness of the hill town. The best time for sightseeing the Pillar Rocks is during the dawn when the evenly sized 400-feet long rock pillars are partly covered with fog and mist.
4. Kodaikanal Lake
Kodaikanal Lake is a must-visit place in most standard Kodaikanal itineraries. No trip to Kodaikanal is complete without paying a visit to this stunning star-shaped, man-made Kodaikanal Lake. The most popular tourist activity at the Kodaikanal Lake is cruising in the waters of the lake in riverboats to get breathtaking views of the scenic beauty surrounding the lake.
5. Canopy Hills
The Canopy Hills are one of the best places to visit in Kodaikanal for the mind-boggling panoramic view of the hill-town. A long trek to the Canopy Hills in Kodaikanal can help you discover the adventurer in you and is a must-do for all adventure enthusiasts who are fascinated by the idea of putting their physical trekking ability to test. The 15km long trek will take you through the thick jungles of the Western Ghats and en-route one can spot beautiful wildlife creatures including porcupines, wild goats and some rare birds from the bird kingdom.