Things to See in Kodaikanal
Kodaikanal Lake is a star shaped lake that is spread over an area of about 60 acres.
Boating and promenade skirting are the popular activities of this place.
Flora museum is located at 5 km distance from the town center. It has an Orchidarium
having a collection of more than 300 species of orchids and other exotic plants.
It is a botanical garden producing and exporting lots of flowers from different species of
Roses to Lilies.
Standing on the highest point of the city of Kodaikanal, the place is known for research
in meteorology and solar physics. It features a small museum explaining the complex
scientific phenomenon in simple ways.
On your Kodaikanal vacation, you can explore a number of waterfalls, including Bear
Shola Falls, Silver Cascade, Fairy Falls and Glen Falls.
This is the best place to have a sunset view and the sparkling Kodaikanal at night.
Coaker's walk is 1.5 km stretch running parallel to the Lake and enjoying splendid view
of the valley.
Things to Buy from Kodaikanal
Kodaikanal brings an unusual shopping experience for the visitors. They can find here
lots of shops selling variety of exotic things. Carefully carved handicrafts, aromatic
natural oils, marshmallows, and Kodai cheese are some of the popular things to be
bought from here. Other popular shopping Kashmir Handicrafts Center, Spices Corner,
Eco Nut, Corsack, Khadi Emporium and Potter's Shack are some shopping destinations
that make your shopping experience memorable and satisfying.
Best Time to Visit Kodaikanal
Kodaikanal enjoys a pleasant weather all through the year, but the best time to visit
the destination is from April to June and from September to October. The average
temperature of the region remains about 20° C to 10° C. The winter starts in mid-
October and temperature remains between 17° C and 8° C. Try to avoid these months
for Kodaikanal tour as temperature plummets to freezing point.
How to Reach Kodaikanal
If you are going Kodaikanal trip and have booked Kodaikanal holiday packages then
explore how you can reach there. Traveling to Kodaikanal is convenient as it is well-
connected to rest of the state through all the modes of transportation.
Madurai is the nearest airport from this hill station at a distance of 120 kms from the city.
Madurai is connected to all the major cities of India through regular flights.
The nearest railway stations of Kodaikanal are Kodai Road (80kms) and Palani Railway
Station (64kms). These stations are well-connected to various major cities and towns of
Kodaikanal is connected to cities like Chennai, Ooty, Trichy, Coimbatore and Madurai
by state highways. You can get regular bus services from its neighboring cities. Both
Tamil Nadu Transport Corporation and private operators operate these buses.