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Never Miss These Top 5 Places Near Kodaikanal (Tamilnadu)

Kodaikanal is a city situated at cloud touching heights of the hills of the Dindigul district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The name itself means "The Gift of the Forest" in Tamil. Kodaikanal has a long history as a retreat and popular tourist destination.

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Never Miss These Top 5 Places Near Kodaikanal (Tamilnadu)

Kodaikanal is a city situated at cloud touching heights of the hills of the Dindigul district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The name itself means "The Gift of the Forest" in Tamil. Kodaikanal has a long history as a retreat and popular tourist destination. This place is nearby Chennai, Madurai, and Ooty famous for its beautiful waterfalls, Valleys, treks, forests, lakes, and green hills. Kodaikanal celebrates a pleasant climate throughout the year. In Winter (17°C - 34°C), Summer (21°C - 37°C), and in Monsoon (9°C - 16°C) so, every season is suitable to visit. With such comfortable weather, Kodaikanal attracts many tourists, as well as couples who adore sightseeing places natural spectacle choose it as a honeymoon destination.

Here, are some special spots are picked that can be added to your bucket list. No matter you are a solo or group travel bug, adventure lover.

  • Coaker's walk 

If you are in Kodaikanal in June then don't forget to visit Coaker's walk, or you will regret it afterward. This place jas a man-made walking place of about 1 km long and surrounded by green cliffs and repulsing downhills. It will make your morning and evening walk more memorable when clouds come down to touch the surface of the earth.

# Use public transport such as bus, taxi, or can from Kodaikanal Railway Station, as it is just 1 km far away.

  • Kodaikanal Lake 

Kodaikanal is famous for this lake. This is one of the most stunning places. It is a man-made creation of about 2285 meters. It was made by the collector of Madurai, Sir Vere Henry Levinge in 1863. Star-shaped surrounded by gorgeous Palani hills  It is nearby Coaker's walk. A unique flower named Neelakurinji bloom here. 

# This is 90 km from Kodai Railway Station and 64 km from Palana Railway Station. You can use buses, taxis, or cabs. No entry fees are charged.

    3.Kodai - Palani trek 

Don't end your journey without a visit to this place. All the attractions and beauty is fragile if you miss this one. Many photographers, tourists, nature lovers, and adventuresome people add this place to there bucket list. These treks begin from Kukkal Cave going through a whole forest of Kodaikanal and end up at Kuthiraiyaru Dam. There are a total of 7 trekking traits on the hills of Kodaikanal. The most perfect timing to visit is to see the sunset and sunrise. 

# Reach this exciting place by Bus or Cab, it is just 80 km from Kodaikanal city. 



  1. Fairy Falls 

If you are a water animal, then this is your place. Come and dive into this dreamy and fantastic place with your family and friends. This waterfall is located in Pambarpuram famous for its beautiful location and nature scenes. 

#Reach this place with a cab or bus from Kodaikanal Bus Station. This place is just 5 km far from Kodai lake. No entry fees are charged to enjoy a natural pool party here.

  1. Kurunji Temple 

After enjoying such an incredible experience in trail & trek with nature picturesque places, how about to spend the twilight at a calm and spiritual spot? This magnificent temple of God Murugu is associated with the rare flowers "Kurunji", they bloom once in 12 years. You can find this delightful temple on Kurunji Andavar Temple Road, Kodaikanal, Tamilnadu (624101). This temple is famous for its extraordinary views of the Palani hills & northern hills. 

# It is just 5 km from Kodaikanal bus station and is 3 km from Kodai Lake, so you can arrive at the lake first and then visit the temple. Also, Kodaikanal Railway Station is 2 km far from the temple. So, you can travel so convenient by local bus or take a cab. 

After being closed due to Coronavirus lockdown. Kodaikanal Hills is now open for tourists, but one will need a valid e-pass from the respective district administration to visit there. Apart from these 5 places, there are many more mystic places to explore. So, plan your trip for 2-5 days to visit and experience the incredible. You can enjoy boating, fishing, trekking,  camping, cycling, nature walking, and many more.  





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