Kodaikanal, hands down is an amazing tourist destination of India, tucked away in the Pali hills of the Taluk division of the Dindigul district in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the finest hill stations of Tamil Nadu and is fondly referred to as the ‘Princess of Hill Stations’. The region enjoys great popularity from the tourists and is one of the most popular tourist destinations of the region. The hill station attracts people from various corners of the country and also rest of the world who flock to the region witness the beauty of nature found in the region.
The name Kodaikanal means ‘Gift of the Forest’ and the region more of a summer forest than a hill station indeed appears to be a gift of the forest with its forests, dense vegetation, lakes, deep valleys and various natural beauties adorning the landscape of the region. The region offering the right blend of fun and entertainment along with the peaceful and serene ambience found in the region, make Kodaikanal the perfect destination for tourists looking for some fun mixed in with relaxation. This tranquil region of Tamil Nadu plenty to see and explore from the various man made attractions to natural sites. Some of the popular tourist attractions of Kodaikanal include the Berijam Lake, Coakers Walk, Bryant Park, Kodai Lake, Kurinjiandavar Temple, Green Valley View, Pillars Rock, Silent Valley View and much more.Along with sightseeing, the rich locales of the region offer the perfect opportunity to tourists to indulge in various sorts of outdoor activities like nature walks, trekking, hiking, mountaineering, rappelling and much more. Tourists can also opt to explore the charming little markets of the region famous for its spices, homemade chocolates, cheese and eucalyptus and various herbal oils. There is absolutely of dearth of good Kodaikanal hotels offering quality lodging facilities catering to the accommodation needs of the multitude of travelers visiting the region. The hotels in Kodaikanal are also present across all budget groups thus, catering to varied tastes and preferences of the myriad of travelers visiting the region. Kodaikanal enjoying a salubrious weather is fit to visit throughout the year. The region is also well connected to the rest of the country. The nearest airport from Kodaikanal is the Madurai airport approx. 120 km, an alternative to it is the Trichy airport approx. 150 km, while the nearest railway station is located at Kodai Road approx 80 km away.