The gift of the forest or Kodaikanal is one of the famous hill city of southern India visited by tourists all over the world on regular basis because of its natural pristine warmth. This hilly city is sitting under the Dindigul district of Indian state Tamil Nadu. This is often termed as the princess of hill station because of its serene charming look. Long standing greenery dominated by meadows and grasslands are covering this area. The rich nature of the flora of this region is attracting nature loving population to study its soulful tune.

Travel Tips

  • People can visit all through the year.
  • Light woollen clothes are must during summer time.
  • Heavy woollen clothes with adequate warm accessories is a must during all the time.
  • Do not litter the place by depositing plastic and any garbage.
  • Keep emergency medicines and a first aid kit along with you.
  • Make a dig to the delicacies available in this place.
  • Don’t stroll alone in the forest area without a licensed guide.

When to visit

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Things to do

The best thing to do in this place is taking a nature walk surrounding the region and study its nature. Much activities are available surrounding the Kodai Lake where people can take up cycling and horse riding. Boating in the lake is available also. There are trekking routes available for the trekkers also. Shopaholics can collect the collectibles from the local market.

Getting Around

Cycles and bikes can be hired to roam around the place. There are horses to take a stroll surrounding the lake also.Best way to enjoy the area is by walking.

Places to Stay

How to Reach

  • There is no airport at Kodaikanal. The nearest one is at Madurai within a distance of 120 km. tourists can come via Trichy airport and Coimbatore airport also. They are 150 km and 175 km away only.
  • Kodai Road has the railway station which is closest to Kodaikanal. It is 100km away from the hill station.
  • All the southern Indian major cities are interlocked with Kodaikanal by motorable roads. Regular bus services are available from other major cities like Chennai, Pondicherry, Madurai, Hyderabad, Pune, and Bangalore to come to this place. Rental cars or private cars can come also.

Surrounding Attractions

Berijam Lake and KodaikanalLake are the two attractions around this area. There is a museum to give an info about the area also. Other attractions include boat house, botanical garden, golf course, pillar rocks, Chettiar Park, kurunjiandavar temple, wax museum, Guna cave, Kukkal cave to keep the tourists busy during their stay.

Important Numbers

Police: 100 or + 91- 4542 – 241800 or + 91- 4542 - 240262

Fire: 101 or + 91 - 4542 - 240785

Ambulance: 102