Kodaikanal is an amazing destination, located in the taluk division of the Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu. The region is an extremely popular and a popular hill station of Tamil Nadu. Though the region is not exactly a hill station but, a summer forest, it still draws in a large number of tourists from all quarters of the country and also rest of the world. Blessed with natural beauties like meadows, grasslands, valleys, mighty rocks, cascading streams, etc, further heightened by the peace and serenity of the region, make Kodaikanal a true paradise for all travelers looking for an escape from the concrete jungle they live in.Kodaikanal fondly referred to as ‘Princess of Hill stations’ offering a fine blend of entertainment and relaxation is an ultimate holiday destination to get refreshed and rejuvenated. Established in the year 1845 amongst the Western Ghats at an altitude of 7,200 ft, the hill station served as a summer refuge for the British troops. A unique thing about Kodaikanal is the ‘kurinji flower’, which blooms once in every 12 years. The last bloom took place in December 2006 and the next bloom is scheduled to be in 2018.Kodaikanal is a pretty interesting place offering plenty of things to see and do, from sightseeing to indulging in various sorts of adventure sports activities. Some of the popular tourist attractions of Kodaikanal include Bryant Park, Bear Shola Falls, Pillar Rocks, Shembaganur Museum of Natural History, Coaker’s Walk, Guna caves, Green Valley View, Kurinji Andavar Murugan temple, Dolphin’s Nose, Kodaikanal Solar Observatory, Silver Cascade and Berijam Lake among others. The region also offers plenty of other recreational activities like nature walks, trekking, hiking and various other adventure sports activities, exploring the local markets famed for its handmade chocolates, cheese, eucalyptus and herbal oils and various aromatic spices. Tourists to the region should also not forget to gorge on the local delights.There is also no dearth of good hotels and Kodaikanal resorts in the region catering to the lodging needs of the multitude of travelers visiting the region. The hotels in Kodaikanal are present across all budget segments so as to cater to varied preferences and tastes. Kodaikanal enjoying a salubrious climate is fit to be visited throughout the year for an equally enjoyable time. The region is also well connected to the rest of the country. The nearest airport is in Madurai, while the nearest railway station is Kodai.

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