10 Quick Facts about Kodaikanal

Surrounded with lush greenery, enchanting forests and beautiful waterfalls, Kodaikanal has found a prominent place in the tourism-map of India. The “Princess of Hill-Stations” has emerged out to be one of the most sought after destination for tourists and travelers.

Are you planning your next trip at Kodaikanal? Before you do that, have a quick look at the 10 facts about that place:

1. Geography

Kodaikanal is located on the plateau at the upper Palani Hills in Tamil Nadu. The valleys are adored by beautiful shola forest and gigantic eucalyptus trees. Kodaikanal is famous for its rich flora. You will find an abundance of flowering trees that paint the landscape in vibrant hues.

2. Altitude

Kodaikanal is situated 2,000 meters above the sea level. The weather is pleasing and the atmosphere is serene.


3. Language Spoken

The locals usually speak Tamil and English. People and tourists from all over India come and visit this place. So apart from Tamil and other Dravidian languages, you will find people who speak Hindi as well.

4. Climate

You won’t feel the scorching sun here. The weather during summer is temperate. The temperature usually remains between 20°C to 36°C. The hill station bursts into greenery during the monsoon. Winter arrives during the month of November. The temperature has never crossed the limit of 30°C during this season.

5. Best Time to Visit Kodaikanal

The best time to visit Kodaikanal is from April to June and August to September. The weather is fantastic during these months and you can enjoy activities such as trekking and other adventurous activities. If you want to avoid the crowd and get a good bargain, visit Kodaikanal from July to October.

6. Clothing

Keep light woolen clothes with you if you visit during summer. The evenings can get colder than usual. Winters can chill your bones. So keep heavy woolens during this season. It is better to avoid this place during monsoon. If you want to go in any case travel with adequate rain gear.

7. Local Transport

It’s better to walk around the place to enjoy its beauty. If you want to avail any local transport, rickshaws will come handy. During peak seasons, you can also find luxury buses.

8. Air Connectivity

The nearest airport to this place is Madurai Airport, situated at a distance of 120 km from the city. Another major airport, Coimbatore airport is located 170 km from this picturesque place.

9. How to Reach Kodaikanal?

You can avail a flight from your city and get down at any of the airports. You will get plenty of buses from there. If you want to go by bus, then you can avail bus services from Coimbatore, Pondicherry, Chennai, and Madurai.

10. Festivities

Visit Kodaikanal during August and you will be greeted by a brightly lit city in its most jovial moods. On 14th and 15th August every year, Kodaikanal comes alive with the carnival. It marks an end to 9 days of festivity.

So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get ready to lose yourself in the beauty of Kodaikanal. If you want more information on about best hotels in Kodaikanal , check our list of hotels.

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