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Kodaikanal Tamil Nadu
General Information:
State:Tamil Nadu
District: Madurai
Nearest AirPort: : Madurai
Nearest Railway Station: Palani
Category: :Hill Resort
Type: :Honey Moon/Vacation/ Adventure/ Family Vacation/Site Seeing
Height above sea level: :Altitude of about 2,133-m high
Best Time to visit: :From April to June and from September to October.
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How To reach Kodaikanal Tamil Nadu:
The nearest railway station is Palani.
The nearest airport is Madurai International airport.
Kodaikanal is easily accessible by air, and rail.
Reaching Kodaikanal by air, the nearest airport is Madurai, which is 120 km from Kodaikanal.Alternatives are Coimbatore 170Kms and Trichy 195 Kms.
Reaching Kodaikanal by rail, The nearest railway stations are Palani, which is 80 km from Kodaikanal and Kodai Road Station, which is 64 km away from Kodai.
Reaching Kodaikanal by road, Kodaikanal is connected by road with Ooty (264km), Trichy (197km), Coimbatore (175km), Thekkady (160km), and Madurai (120km). There are regular bus services from Madurai, Palani,Theni, Dindigul, Tiruchirapalli,Thekkady and Coimbatore
Summer (March to May) Temperature: Minimum of 21°C to a Maximum of 33°C
Winter (December to January): Moderate temperature varying from 18°C to 33°C
Monsoons (June to August) are accompanied by thunderstorms and abundant rain falls.
It is a charming hill station, stands amidst sylvan beauty on the southern crest of the upper Palani Hills near Madurai in Tamil Nadu. With its rocks, woods, lovely lake and bracing air, Kodaikanal is an ideal hill resort for the tourists.
Major Attractions:
Kodai lake: The star-shaped lake of Kodaikanal is one of the major attractions of this quaint little hill station.The major attraction in the Lake is boating. The boat club offers boating and luxury boats are available too.Ponyrides by children and adults walking around the lake are part of Kodai Holiday.
Bryant Parks:
This botanical garden houses a wide variety of flowers, rafts, and hybrids that are very unique and extinct. Bryant Park also has a vegetable and flower show in summer, and it attracts a lot of people to this venue.The glass of in Bryant park is a major tourist attraction. This is one of the hottest attractions in Kodaikanal.
Chettiar Park:
Chettiar park, managed by the township, is on the way to the Kurunji Temple. It is 3.2 kms from the Bus Stand. Unlike other areas this park is very quite.
Coaker walk:
It is a narrow pedestrian path, a one kilometer mountain road which runs along the edge of steep slopes on the southern side of Kodai road.It is just 1 km away from the famous Kodai Lake. Early morning view of the lake and the valley below is just breathtaking.The beauty and serenity of Coaker walk makes it one of the most sought out tourist attractions in kodaikanal.
Pillar Rock:
Pillar Rock is located about 8km from the famous Kodai Lake.Three granite boulders each vertically measuring a height of 400 feet stand shoulder to shoulder. When you come to Pillar Rocks and stand beneath these rocks and look up at them the view that you get is extremely amazing and beautiful. In the shadow of the pillars there are serene woods to have a picnic.
The Kodaikanal Solar Physical Observatory:
Kodaikanal Observatory is about 6 kms from the bus stand and situated at the highest point in Kodai hills. It has a vast collection of books for doing research.
Telescope House:
The Telescope house is located at Coakers walk and offers the breathtaking view of the green valley, and of the city of Kodaikanal. Best time to visit the telescope house is early in the morning, as the view is amazingly breathtaking.
Kodaikanal Trekking:
Head for Kodaikanal in the Palani Hills for small-time trekking. You can take short treks and hikes to tourist spots close by as well to local viewpoints.
Silver Cascade:
The Silve Cascade is located on the main Ghat road, 8 kms away from Kodai Road. This is absolutely one of the beautiful location to visit on your trip to Kodaikanal.
Pambar falls:
The Pambar falls is also called the Grand Cascade. The Pambar River showers water through a series of sheer and perilously diced rocks on its windy course. It is a must see attraction in Kodaikanal
Kukkal Caves:
Kukkal Caves, is one of the most thrilling activity in Kodaikanal. The Kukkal cave is located at a distance of 40 kilometers from Kodaikanal.The journey from Kodaikanal to Kukkal caves will take you through the rich forested area near Kodaikanal.Walking through geranium plantations, pine and wattle forest, can be a thrilling experience.The caves are closely located near the Kukkal Caves rest house.
Dolphin's Nose:
About 8 km from the city, through the forest regions and 3 km downhill is Dolphin’s Nose. On the way, beautiful views of plains and steepy rocky eascarpeints called rolling hills can be seen.
Bear Shola Falls:
This is an ideal picnic spot which is about 1.6-km from bus stand and within 2 Kms from the Kodai lake. The falls are at the best during rainy season.
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