Kodaikanal is famed as the “Princess of Hill Stations”. Offering the best of both the worlds, this is one of the most beautiful and romantic hill stations of India. Located in the Palani hill range of Tamil Nadu, the hill station presents its guest with lush greenery, wooded slopes, majestic rocks, breathtaking waterfalls, enchanting lake and a refreshing environment. From trekking routes, to religious places to historic museums to caves, parks and more, the hill station of Kodaikanal has something for everyone.


Kodaikanal houses various attractions that are a must visit, and Devil’s Kitchen is one of them. The place might sound scary, but is also a fascinating site to visit. It’s a cave that has an air of mystery to it owing to its deep hidden ravines that seem to appear from nowhere. It was first known as Green Valley View, and finally got the name as Devil’s Kitchen.
Just 25 kilometres from Kodaikanal is another must visit destination, the Berijam Lake. Surrounded by a beautiful verdant forest, the lake stays absolutely pristine and serene all year long and is perfect for a picnic and a daytrip with family and friends.

Talking about lakes, another famous lake here is the Kodai Lake. Created in the year 1863, the unique feature of this lake is its star-like shape. The lush green meadow surrounding its crystal blue water reflects a perfectly beautiful sight. From family picnic to a thrilling boat ride, one can opt for either option as per the requirement. The lake has a fully functional boat club and many flower shows are organised on the banks every year. It’s now one of the most visited attractions in Kodaikanal.

One of the famous temples of South India, the Palani Temple, is another must visit attraction of Kodaikanal. Dedicated to Lord Subramaniam, the temple reinforces the fact that spirituality doesn’t come easy. One needs to climb 659 steps to get to the temple.The festival of Thaipusam (January) and the festival of Panguni Uttaram (April) draws an ardent lot of tourists and pilgrims to the temple.

Best time to Visit
November to February marks the beginning of winter, and the average temperature ranges between 30°C and 8°C. Evenings are cold, especially in December and January.
March to May is the summer time in Kodaikanal and the temperature varies between 20°C and 34°C. It's a good time for sightseeing and outdoor activities.
June to September marks the monsoon season and can be tricky. However, the beauty of rains and fresh air is best felt during this period.


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