(7200 Ft Above Sea Level)

Tamil Nadu | India
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Kodaikanal is categorised as Hill Station / Lakeside

Kodaikanal Lake
Berijam Lake (Photo Courtesy: sowrirajan s)
Kurinji Andavar Murugan temple (Photo Courtesy: sowrirajan s)
Dolphins Nose Kodaikanal (Photo Courtesy: Wikitom2)
Silver Cascade (Photo Courtesy: Aruna)
Pillar Rocks (Photo Courtesy: Bhadani)
Solar Observatory (Photo Courtesy: Marcus334)
Green Valley View (Photo Courtesy: Skmishraindia)
Bear Shola Falls (Photo Courtesy: Marcus334)
Bryant Park (Photo Courtesy: Challiyan)
Around Elephant Valley
View from Coakers Walk
Boat House
Hotels around Lake (Nivalink Trip Dated - 2 May 2009)
Flowering in Summer
Heritage cottages around Kodaikanal

Reasons to Visit
  • Kodaikanal (7000 ft asl) is located is one of the favorite hill stations to visit in summer alongwith Ooty.
  • Kodaikanal is a destination for corporate conferences ex-Madurai, Chennai and Bangalore.
  • Kodaikanal is characterised by a lake front and surrounding hills. Boating is a popular pastime and otherwise the pleasant weather and laidback nature of the area is what makes a stay relaxing and rejuvenating.
  • Kodaikanal is where you get eucalyptus oil, homemade chocolates, plums and pears.
  • Kodaikanal is home to many internationally renowned educational institutions.
  • Kodaikanal one can do a bit of cycling, horse riding, trekking etc.
  • Popular Hill Stations of India"Kodaikanal (6000+ ft asl) is a lakeside hill station in Tamilnadu and a favorite honeymooner and family traveller destinations. There is boating, view points, gardens, heritage train and many other attractions for guests to explore."
  • Destinations in Tamil Nadu for the Holiday Traveller"Kodaikanal (6000+ ft asl - 120 kms from Madurai) is a Hill station in South India and a prime holiday destination. Set around a lake, Kodaikanal offers good weather, view points, sightseeing points and lake with boating and has been popular with honeymooners and summer travellers looking for salubrious climate."
Access Information

Kodaikanal has 10 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

Type of HotelsCount
Jungle Lodge1

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11 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Kodaikanal

Getaway (1-3 nights)2
Short Break (4-6 nights)6
Holiday (7 or more)3

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List of Holidays for Kodaikanal


  • Kodai - Madurai Break (3 Nights)
  • Kodai Getaway (2 Nights)

Short Break

  • Kodai - Munnar with Kumarakom (6 Nights)
  • Kodai - Munnar Break (5 Nights)
  • Kodai - Munnar with Madurai (5 Nights)
  • Kodai - Munnar with Thekkady (6 Nights)
  • Kodai - Ooty with Masinagudi (5 Nights)
  • Ooty - Kodai Break (5 Nights)


  • Bangalore - Mysore - Ooty with Kodai (8 Nights)
  • Best of Tamilnadu and Pondicherry Heritage with Kodaikanal (8 Nights)
  • Kodai - Thekkady - Munnar with Madurai (7 Nights)

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Kodaikanal has 11 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Airport Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Coimbatore Airport and KodaikanalRs. 5278

Car On Disposal

ServicesRates Starting From
2 days Car on Disposal from ex-Madurai to Kodaikanal TripRs. 6125
2 days Car on Disposal from ex-Madurai to Rameswaram and Kodaikanal TripRs. 8434
4 days Car on Disposal from ex-Madurai to Rameswaram, Kanyakumari and Kodaikanal TripRs. 14252

Day Sightseeing

ServicesRates Starting From
Day Visit to Kodaikanal - Ex-MaduraiRs. 4064
Full Day Kodaikanal SightseeingRs. 1667

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup from Kodaikanal and drop to ThekkadyRs. 3889
Pickup from Madurai and Drop to KodaikanalRs. 3834
Pickup from Ooty and drop to KodaikanalRs. 4445
Transfer between Kodaikanal and MunnarRs. 5556

Railway Station Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Coimbatore Railway Station and KodaikanalRs. 5556

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3 Travel Ideas listed for Kodaikanal. Click here for reviewing them.

Destination Ideas

  • Kodaikanal Getaway

Stay Ideas

  • Carlton Kodaikanal – A lakeside Premium Getaway
  • Elephant Valley – An experiential eco-tourism getaway

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Kodaikanal Lake is a manmade lake that is a central attraction of the Hill station of Kodaikanal. Guests enjoy boating, rowing and pedalling boats in the evenings.
    Lake or Riverside, Rides
    High Altitude Lake, Boating
    Bryant Park is a botanical garden near Bus stand spread over 20.5 acres having more than 300 species of trees, shrubs and cactuses. There is a section in the park that has 700+ varieties of roses.
    Coakers walk is a 1 km paved pedestrian path running along the edge of steep slopes near approachable from the lake. There is an observatory with a telescope halfway along the walk.
    A waterfall 3 kms from Kodaikanal town centre. Final approach is a gentle walk.
    Natural Wonders
    Kurinji Andavar Murugan temple is a Lord Murugan temple here built in 1930s at 4 kms from town centre. The area is renowned for its Kurinji flower which blossoms once every 12 years.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Murugan
    5.5 kms from town centre offering excellent panoramic view of the plains and Vaigai Dam.
    Lake or Riverside
    Solar Observatory is located at 6 kms from town centre and is the highest point in the area. The Kodaikanal Terrestrial Telescope offer views of the Sothupparai Dam, Vaigai Dam, Periyakulam and Varaha river. Astronomical Science museum here offers organized public tours, access to the astronomy library, and scheduled night-time telescopic sky viewing.
    Heritage Site
    6 kms from town centre, open to the public (except Tuesdays) having 500 species of animals, birds and insects and a living collection of over 300 exotic orchid species.
    Nature Park
    Pillar rocks are a set of three rock pillars standing 122 metres high at 8 kms from town centre
    Natural Wonders
    8 kms from Kodaikanal, 55-metre waterfall formed from the outflow of Kodaikanal Lake. Kind of touristy and not good for bathing.
    Natural Wonders
    A view point at 8 kms from town centre. A short walk leads to a waterfall that is locally known as Liril falls (as famous Liril Soap advertisement was shot here)
    Activity, View Point, Natural Wonders
    Valley Views, Walking, Waterfall
    A serene lake at 20 kms from Kodaikanal. The area is green and where wildlife is spotted often. Vehicle entry is restricted by Forest department and permission is required.
    Lake or Riverside
    High Altitude Lake

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
AttuvampattyAttuvampatty and Vilpatty village are situated at 5 kms from Kodaikanal lake where getaway resorts are situated overlooking hills and valleys.Getaway3
Bus StandTown centre of Kodaikanal at 2 kms from the lake where value centric hotels are situated.Holiday-
Coakers WalkCoakers walk is a short walk from the lake overlooking valleys around.Holiday/Getaway1
Convent RoadCovent road leads to many a boarding schools in Kodaikanal enroute to Attuvampatty and Vilpatty.Business/Holiday1
Ganesh Puram20 kms from town centre towards Palani and home to Elephant Valley Resort, an experiential eco resort on the edge of the reserve forest.Experiential1
LakeCentral attraction of Kodaikanal where renowned Carlton Hotel is situated alongwith a few lakeside hotels.Holiday/Getaway2
Lawsghat RoadRoad that connects Lake to the town centre where some mid-segment hotels are situated. Sivanadi Road is a bylane of the Lawsghat road.Holiday/Getaway1
Naidupuram1.5 kms from Lake overlooking valleys around. Getaway-
Golf Links RoadGolf Links Road is set around Kodaikanal Golf Club offering green and quiet backdropGetaway1
Nearest Airport in Kodaikanal
  • Madurai Airport ( IXM ) , Madurai-115 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Kodaikanal
  • Palani Railway Station ( PLNI ), Palani-65 Kms
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