Kodaikanal is a hill station that is located at the Palani Hills at about 450 km from Bangalore, and 120 km from Madurai. This hill station is at an altitude of 2100m/6800ft, and is generally misty for most of the year. Kodaikanal is also famous for the beautiful Kurunji flowers that blossom once in 12 years! The last time these flowers were seen was at 2006! So you are just a year away from watching the spectacular flowers one again 🙂

The 50km ghat road that leads to Kodaikanal is very scenic and picturesque. While during the day time, it offers views of lakes and waterfalls around, during the night time, it provides awesome view of the Palani town.

Places to Visit

There are several places of interest in Kodaikanal, which are described in the respective pages.

Kodaikanal Lake

Coaker’s Walk

Bear Shola Falls

Pine Forest

Guna Caves / Devil’s Kitchen

Green Valley View Point

Liril Falls

Bryant’s Park

Silver Cascade Falls

Other places of Interest

There other places around that are worth a visit:

  • Dolphin’s Nose
  • Berijam Lake (Forest Office Permission Required)
  • Thalaiyar Falls / Rat Tail Falls
  • Fairy Falls